ADS Chapter 461

Speeches Shim

Foreign Service and Senior Foreign Service Performance Management & Development Programs

Functional Series 400 – Human Resources

Partial Revision Date: 05/01/2019
Responsible Office: HCTM/CPE
File Name: 461_050119


The Foreign Service (FS) Employee Performance & Development Program (EP&D) and Senior Foreign Service (SFS) Employee Evaluation Program (EEP) are two separate performance management programs through which USAID involves its employees in improving organizational effectiveness in the accomplishment of the Agency’s mission and goals by:

  • Establishing clear linkages among the Agency’s goals, Operating Unit strategic objectives, and employees’ work;
  • Improving communications about the relationship between organizational objectives and individual career goals and performance;
  • Developing the capacity of employees to perform;
  • Engaging employees in ongoing feedback and coaching to motivate them to work more effectively, improve their skills, and prepare themselves for increased responsibilities;
  • Correcting deficiencies and providing both positive and constructive feedback; and
  • Providing a basis for cash awards, bonuses, and pay adjustments based on performance, and other non-monetary awards for performance.