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Performance management system definitions

Performance management is the systematic process by which the Department of Commerce involves its employees, as individuals and members of a group, in improving organizational effectiveness in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals. 

The performance management process is used to communicate organizational goals and objectives, reinforce individual accountability for meeting those goals, and track and evaluate individual and organizational performance results. It reflects a partnership in which managers share responsibility for developing their employees in such a way that enables employees to make contributions to the organization. It is a clearly defined process for managing people that will result in success for both the individual and the organization.