The human resources staff at NIH has made substantial progress
with its efforts to implement the new HHS-wide performance program.
The Office of Human Resources has sponsored many briefings and
publicized key features throughout NIH. The PMAP replaces existing
pass/fail performance programs and covers General Schedule, Title
42 and wage grade, but excludes SES and Commissioned Corps employees.
The new program has four "tiers" or possible employee summary ratings:
exceptional, fully successful, minimally successful and unacceptable.
The NIH transition is scheduled for no later than June 30. More
detailed information, including sample performance plans, IC resources
and other guidance can be found at http://hr.od.nih.gov/PerfMgmt/default.htm.
Additionally, the NIH Employee Assistance Program and the OHR
Workforce Relations Division are sponsoring several stress management
seminars designed exclusively for NIH supervisors and employees.
The seminars focus on techniques to deal with the changes NIH is
currently experiencing. Pre-registration is not necessary. The
next two lunchtime seminars will be held on Executive Blvd. Also,
they will be webcast and may be viewed by visiting http://videocast.nih.gov/.
The June 6 seminar is for employees, and will be held from noon
to 1 p.m. in Executive Plaza North Rms. C, D, E and F. The June
7 seminar, in the Neuroscience Center's Rm. C, is for supervisors
and managers and will also be held from noon to 1 p.m.