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NPR 3430.1D
Effective Date: October 19, 2016
Expiration Date: October 19, 2021

(NASA Only)

Subject: Employee Performance and Communication System (EPCS) (Updated w/Change 1)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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Table of Contents

Change History


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Performance Management System

1.1 Overview

Chapter 2. Responsibilities

2.1 Administrator
2.2 Chief Human Capital Officer
2.3 Center Directors and Officials-in-Charge (OICs) of Headquarters Offices
2.4 Executive Director, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC)
2.5 Center Human Resources (HR) Directors
2.6 Reviewing Officials
2.7 Rating Officials
2.8 Employees

Chapter 3. Basic Provisions

3.1 Appraisal Period
3.2 Rating Structure
3.3 Performance Discussions
3.4 Documenting Completion of Appraisal Activities

Chapter 4. Annual Appraisal Process

4.1 Performance Planning
4.2 Progress Reviews
4.3 Annual Performance Appraisals (Rating of Record)
4.4 Second Level Review
4.5 Detailed or Matrixed Employees
4.6 Position Changes/Transfer
4.7 Rating Reconsiderations
4.8 Failure to Meet Performance Expectations/Actions Based on Unacceptable Performance

Chapter 5. Relationship Between Ratings and Other Actions

5.1 Awards 5.2 Within-Grade Increases

Chapter 6. Employee Performance Records

6.1 Basic Provisions
6.2 Performance Records Retention
6.3 Transfer of Employee Performance Files

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms


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