UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
PERFORMANCE PLAN, PROGRESS REVIEW AND APPRAISAL WORKSHEET
1. Name (Last, First, M.I.)
2. PERFORMANCE ELEMENT
No. 1 (Describe below the duty or responsibility for which the employee is
accountable and responsible. Indicate if the element is critical or non-critical.)
[ X] CRITICAL
[ ] NON CRITICAL
Advisory Services and Leadership
Alignment to Strategic Plan: This position directly contributes to the accomplishment of the overall ARS Strategic
Plan related to management efficiencies as this position is responsible for providing optimum delivery of
administrative management support and service within the Location. The performance elements and standards in
this performance plan reflect the specific results, outcomes and/or accomplishments expected.
3. STANDARD (Describe the level expected for "Fully Successful" performance. Include appropriate indicators of
quality, quantity, cost efficiency, or timeliness, where applicable.)
Assures that the agency’s administrative management principles are appropriately incorporated into the Location’s
program scientific solutions. Serves as the primary resource to the Location leadership team on how to utilize the
various administrative and financial management tools to meet the program goals of the Location.
Provides accurate advice and guidance to Research Leaders and employees in a timely manner on USDA/ARS
administrative policies, procedures, rules and regulations in support of research activities.
On occasions where the routine business approach does not meet the Location’s needs, consistently identifies
alternatives which can satisfactorily meet the program requirements within the agency’s regulatory framework.
Provides management analysis services to Research Leaders and assists them by anticipating and solving problems
within delegated auth