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Monday, October 7, 2019
Contact: OPM Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

NEWS: Rapid Growth from OPM Platform, USA Performance Recognized by Award Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s online performance management platform, USA Performance has been selected for the Public Sector Innovation Award in this year’s annual Government Innovation Award Ceremony. It has also been nominated for a FedScoop 50 Innovation of the Year Award. 

So far, around 40 agencies have implemented USA Performance into their performance management process, and on average, has saved 100 trees and 300 work hours per year. USA Performance’s economies of scale also allows all federal agencies, no matter the size or budget, to use the platform, a huge part of what makes USA Performance unique from other platforms. 

The platform helping to pave the way for an automated process in Federal employee performance management.



-        USA Performance launched in 2014 as an SES program, an around 8,000 potential population. Now, approximately one in three SES use it for their performance appraisals. It has since then become available to all of government, a two-million potential population and is rapidly being adopted by agencies for agency-wide use.

-        Prior to USA Performance, larger agencies were spending hundreds of thousands on 3rd party online automated performance management platforms.

-        Paper-based performance management procedures use nine pages of paper per employee.

-         Innovation in Government Award Ceremony is to be held 11/07/19. Voting for the FedScoop 50 award goes through October 11, 2019 and will be awarded November 7, 2019.



“The majority of the 40 agencies that use our system are these small agencies that for the first time have employees who feel like the rest of government. They have the latest and greatest technology to do a very basic human resource function." – Rebecca Ayers, USA Performance Program Leader, OPM 

“We want them (customers/other agencies) to have opportunities to think strategically, do fantastic work, so anything that we can do for our customers to move them out of paper, out of checking this box, moving forward… we’re going to do it.” – MC Price, Associate Chief Information Officer, OPM 

"The system blew us away this year. It was even better than expected, and we were nearly paperless this rating cycle." - USA Performance Agency Customer



A subject matter expert from OPM’s Human Resource Solutions office will be made available for comment. Please contact to schedule interview data/time.



(Video) USA Performance Overview

(Website) Technology Systems,



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