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Performance Management Handbook (Appraisal Section) Chapter 1

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Chapter 1. Legal Requirements and Authorities

This document implements provisions of the following authorities:

  • Performance Appraisal, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 43; DAO 202-430
  • Official Personnel Folder, 5 CFR Part 293, Subpart C

.01 The following citations are related to this document:

  • Administrative Grievance System, 5 CFR Part 771
  • Federal Employees’ Health and Counseling Programs, 5 CFR Part 792
  • Adverse Actions, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 75; 5 CFR Part 752
  • Incentive Awards, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 45; Awards, 5 CFR Part 451
  • Pay Rates and Systems, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 53; Pay Under the General Schedule
  • 5 CFR Part 531; Grade and Pay Retention, 5 CFR Part 536; Pay Administration (General), 5 CFR Part 550
  • Actions based on unacceptable performance, 5 U.S.C. 4303; and Performance Based Reduction in Grade and Removal Actions, 5 CFR Part 432
  • Probationary and Trial periods, DAO 202-315

The Director for Human Resources Management is responsible for any necessary revisions of this Handbook. In developing and implementing performance management systems, the Department of Commerce and its operating units will be mindful of their obligation to labor organizations with exclusive recognition (5 USC 7114) or national consultation rights (5 U.S.C. 7113).




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