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Letter: Job Performance Appraisals for Government

In 52 years of full-time employment in both the public and private sectors, as a management person, I was regularly subject to job performance appraisals. Evaluations were based on categories ranging from effective leadership, detailed job knowledge, timely achievement of goals, cooperation with and service to all stakeholders (internal and external to the organization) to honesty and integrity, morale building and fostering the team spirit, strength and substance of the organization.

My overall rating, compensation and the prospect of continued employment  depended upon receiving high marks in the above.

Were a similar standard applied to our “National Corporate Management” (President and Cabinet, Congress and yes even the Judiciary), the Board of Directors (“We the People”) should have readily cleaned house some time ago.

Regrettably, it seems that once elected, our top management need not worry about such matters.

Herman P. Wiegand