Pentagon Begins Enrolling Civilians in New Personnel System – Management –

The Pentagon began evaluating thousands of employees’ job performance on a new system Friday, the first step in a massive overhaul of performance management across the Defense Department.

Defense rolled out to about 14,000 employees the first phase of its New Beginnings system, which will eventually change the appraisal process for virtually all of the department’s 750,000 civilians. The initial group will serve as a pilot for a program six years in the making, and comes after some pushback from labor groups.