Natural Resources Conservation Service
P.O. Box 311
3381 Skyway Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36830
November 28, 2005
ALABAMA BULLETIN NO. AL360-6-5
SUBJECT: PER - New Performance Management System.
Purpose. To provide information concerning the new 5 Level Performance Management System
for FY 2006.
Expiration Date. January 13, 2006
Action Required By: January 13, 2006
We have been notified by National Headquarters to have performance work plans (i.e.
performance elements and standards) under the new performance management system completed
in hard copy no later than January 13, 2006. This will be accomplished by use of Forms AD-435
A and B, Performance Plan, Progress Review and Appraisal Worksheet. The period of
performance must start after December 15, 2005. An example of an appraisal period covered
would be January 1, 2006 - September 30, 2006. It has yet to be determined how to close out the
current FY 06 pass/fail performance work plans in HRIS/ICAMS.
Guidance, forms, and implementation instructions to include performance elements and
standards are at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/intranet/hrmd/PerformanceMgt.html. Note that
example standards for the mandatory Mission Results elements will be forthcoming in early
If any questions, please contact Paul Swenson.
Acting State Administrative Officer