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Zxc
12-23-2013, 07:47 AM
Via PERSCO personnel update email:


1. Effective 1 January 2014, Air Force Guidance Memorandum (AFGM) 2 to AFI 36-2406, Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems, will take effect. The new AFGM incorporates three major changes to the evaluation process. The first change defines "organizational climate" and makes it mandatory to discuss during all feedback sessions for all Airmen. The second major change will be the consideration of "organizational climate" on all evaluations. The third change defines "command climate," and makes it mandatory to discuss during performance feedback and mandatory to consider on all commanders' evaluations.

2. In addition, the Performance Feedback Forms were revised to include organizational climate for both officer and enlisted.

3. The revised Officer and Enlisted Performance Reports (AF Form 707, 910 and 911) as well as revised Performance Worksheets (AF Form 724, 931, and 932) will be available on 1 Jan 14. All evaluators must use these new forms for any performance report closing out on or after 1 Jan 14, and for all performance feedback conducted after this date. Any evaluations closing out on or after this date using the old forms will be returned for correction.

Not seeing what this actually means or consists of published anywhere yet, but hopefully it will come out soon. For those with EPRs closing in January this could be a trainwreck if they don't publish the forms before the effective date.



edit:

And this from af.mil:
http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/467802/af-to-mandate-organizational-command-climate-on-evaluation-feedback-forms.aspx



WASHINGTON (AFNS) --
The Air Force will reinforce its performance evaluation system by requiring evaluators to assess what Airmen did to ensure a healthy organizational climate.

Policy modifications, performance feedback, and officer and enlisted evaluation form changes will be implemented Jan. 1.

This increased focus is part of the overall Air Force effort to accentuate the emphasis on sexual assault prevention and response but encompasses a great deal more, according to Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, the deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services.

According to the general, organizational climate is defined as the way members in a unit perceive and characterize their unit environment. All Airmen are responsible for creating an organizational climate in which every member is treated with dignity and respect.

“It has always been the duty of every Airman to positively contribute to a healthy organizational climate by being a good wingman, adhering to and enforcing standards, not allowing any action that is harmful to the good order and discipline of the unit, not tolerating sexual assault and harassment or any type of discrimination, and of course, building an environment based on a foundation of dignity and respect," Cox said. “This modification to policy now reinforces our responsibilities for organizational climate, ensures it is discussed during feedback and mandates its consideration on every Airman’s evaluation.”

To assist evaluators, the evaluation and feedback forms will be amended to list organizational climate as a gradable factor for consideration and discussion, the general said.

“This is extremely important as we place additional emphasis on this topic and truly change how culture is perceived in the Air Force,” Cox said.

Although the climate of an organization is everyone’s responsibility, commanders have the ultimate responsibility for setting the command climate, and it is incumbent on the commander to continually measure his or her climate and adjust accordingly to the needs of that unit, Cox added. The policy modifications acknowledge this unique responsibility and authority by mandating the consideration of a commander’s success in maintaining a healthy command climate on all commander evaluations.

“A healthy organizational climate is vital to mission accomplishment and the well-being of the members of a unit,” Cox said.

(Courtesy of Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location - P)

technomage1
12-23-2013, 08:46 AM
Well, okay, but who in their right mind is going to say the truth during this? Yeah, my boss, his boss, and the CC - you know, the ones who give me my EPR ratings and with whom my fate lies - are all power hungry jerks who couldn't lead a starving man to a steak dinner. That will go over well and lead to absolutely no reprocussions whatsoever.

This will not help end the reign of terror or incompetence that some units suffer under currently or help identify good commanders who really deserve the opportunities.

Brewhound
12-30-2013, 07:25 PM
I was thinking the same thing. But you know there are people stupid enough to do it.


Well, okay, but who in their right mind is going to say the truth during this? Yeah, my boss, his boss, and the CC - you know, the ones who give me my EPR ratings and with whom my fate lies - are all power hungry jerks who couldn't lead a starving man to a steak dinner. That will go over well and lead to absolutely no reprocussions whatsoever.

This will not help end the reign of terror or incompetence that some units suffer under currently or help identify good commanders who really deserve the opportunities.

mikezulu1
12-30-2013, 08:39 PM
you would think we have this unit climate thing covered under the "standards,conduct, character and military bearing" or "teamwork and followership" but thats just me. What a waste of f'in time.