The Performance Assessment Review (PAR) is designed to help managers and supervisors communicate with employees about their performance, monitor job satisfaction, and plan employee development. In it, an employee executes an annual performance agreement, with reviews after six months and at the end of the rating year. The agreements and reviews link employee performance with agency objectives and encourage employee development planning.
The PAR program provides several different assessment models designed to meet agency and employee needs, and offers a menu of performance factors and a three-tier rating scale for managers, non-aligned supervisors, and non-aligned line employees. This program continues to feature pay-for-performance for managers, when funding allows. A copy of the PAR Handbook is available online.