Message from the Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management: Survey of NASA's Employee Performance Communication System

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2008

On Dec. 8, the NASA Shared Services Center will ask you via e-mail to participate in an important NASA civil service employee survey. This survey will give you an opportunity to evaluate NASA's current performance management system, the Employee Performance Communication System (EPCS). The EPCS does not cover Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Scientific and Technical (ST) or Senior Level (SL) employees.

One purpose of the EPCS to create a performance culture that focuses on two-way communication and accountability for results that contribute to the accomplishment of the agency's mission. Another purpose of the EPCS is to provide a means to differentiate between high and low performers. Your honest, thoughtful and candid responses to the survey will help us determine whether or not the intended purposes of the EPCS are being met and identify changes that may be necessary.

The survey should take only about 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will be strictly confidential. The last day to complete the survey is Dec. 19. All survey responses will be analyzed in the aggregate and will help determine what, if any, changes need to be made to the EPCS and the associated awards and recognition programs.

I hope that when you get this invitation you will take the opportunity to complete the survey. Your opinion counts!

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Toni Dawsey

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