Thursday, April 12, 2007

TOP STORY >>Top Airman discusses new enlisted performance report

By Airman 1st Class
Nicholas Stowers
Det. 6, Air Force News Agency

LAJES FIELD, Azores (AFNEWS) — The top enlisted Airman discussed the new Air Force Enlisted Performance Report during his recent stop in Lajes Field.

“I think it’s going to be much better than the one we presently have,” Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley said.

“We’re just trying to improve it so we don’t have to spend so much time writing it,” the chief said. “That way we have more factual stuff in there.”

The new EPR has several advantages to it, including a mechanism for instant feedback.

“Now on the new (EPR) you’re going to sign for it before it goes in,” Chief McKinley said, “So you’ll know exactly what you’re going to be getting from the very beginning.”

Physical fitness will also be measured on the new EPR. Supervisors will rate whether Airmen meet fitness standards, fail to meet standards, or are exempt.

“Physical fitness is a big part of our Air Force, and having this on the EPR and being evaluated as such is very important,” Chief McKinley said. Also, along with the new EPR, the Air Force is developing a new performance feedback to aid Airmen in developing their careers.

“The front sheet of the performance feedback looks exactly like the front sheet of the EPR,” Chief McKinley said. “Doing an EPR and doing a good EPR starts with doing a quality performance feedback to our Airmen.”

The new EPR will become effective this summer.


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