ADS Reference 463maa

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Precepts for Foreign Service and Senior Foreign Service Performance Boards

Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 463

Partial Revision Date: 05/08/2012
Responsible Office: HR/ELR
File Name: 463maa_050812


These Precepts (including the FS Skills Matrix or SFS Skills Model, as appropriate) prescribe the criteria to be used by Performance Boards for determining promotion recommendations, retention, within-grade increases, performance pay and presidential awards, limited career extensions, and referrals to the Performance Standards Board or Tenure Board. The Precepts shall inform each Performance Board of the factors to be considered in evaluating the performance of employees and describe the performance levels necessary for promotion, retention, and separation.