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Frequently Asked Questions Performance Management

In the definition of a critical element, what is meant by "performance at the individual level"?

Performance at the individual level means the accomplishment of outputs and work processes for which the employee can be held individually accountable. Because failure of a critical element can result in an employee's reduction in grade or removal, critical elements would measure those outputs/outcomes and processes over which the employee is expected or intended to have control and exercise authority.

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