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DEFENSE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND APPRAISAL PROGRAM (DPMAP) BARGAINING UNIT TRANSITION

Date Signed: 1/31/2018
MARADMINS Number: 063/18

R 311814Z JAN 18
MARADMIN 063/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/DEFENSE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND APPRAISAL PROGRAM (DPMAP) BARGAINING UNIT TRANSITION//
REF/A/DODI 1400.25 VOL 431/4 FEB 2016//
REF/B/DON IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE/FEB 2016//
POC/S. WEBB/GS13/MPC-40/TEL: COM (703)432-9427/TEL: DSN 378-9427/EMAIL: SABRINA.WEBB@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Per reference (a), this MARADMIN provides guidance to all organizations with bargaining unit positions currently covered by the Performance Appraisal Review System (PARS) for transition to the Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program (DPMAP).
2.  DPMAP is intended to:
  a.  Focus on employee engagement, development, performance, and accountability.
  b.  Align individual employee goals with organizational mission goals by supporting alignment and cascading of established organizational goals from executive to employee.
  c.  Create a culture of engagement by fostering ongoing feedback, constructive informal interactions, and continuous learning for supervisors and employees at every level.
  d.  Emphasize the continuous nature of performance management while deemphasizing the final performance appraisal discussion by:
    (1)  Providing continuous dialogue that allows for timely recognition and reward.
    (2)  Addressing technical and interpersonal development early and often.
    (3)  Improve supervisory assessment, selection, development, and training.
3.  Per reference (b), Marine Corps bargaining unit civilian employees currently covered by PARS will transition to DPMAP 1 April 2018.  Appraisals for the period of 1 Oct 2017 through 31 Mar 2018 will be completed with a rating of record for all employees under PARS plans for 90 days or more.  Performance-based awards will not be distributed for the shortened performance period.
4.  Marine Corps Human Resource Offices are responsible for training affected personnel, supervisors, and military supervisors on DPMAP via in-person training to the greatest extent possible.  Remotely situated employees, supervisors, and military supervisors may be granted access to online training, utilizing Joint Knowledge Online (JKO).
5.  The USMC website for DPMAP program information may be accessed by visiting https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/DPMA
6.  Questions regarding this message can be addressed to the POC identified above.
7.  Release authorized by Brigadier General S.F. Benedict, Director, Manpower Plans and Policy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//