USA Performance


USA Performance (USAP) is an automated performance management system for Senior Executive Service (SES) and Senior-Level Title 42 executives. It is managed by OPM and is rolling out HHS-wide for the FY2019 performance management cycle.

NIH SES and Senior-Level Title 42 executives will use USA Performance for their individual performance plans. At this time, USA Performance will not apply to SL/ST employees. SL/ST employees will continue to use the same electronic form currently in use. A timeframe for USAP implementation for SL/ST employees has not been established by HHS.

Important Dates: FY 2020 Executive Closeout

 25 September  Senior Executive Service (SES) & Senior Level (SL) 
2 October Senior Level T-42 (IC Directors & All others)

For details on guidance and deadlines, please see the email issue by the Office of Human Resources and the FY 2020 Executive closeout guidance, below. Please contact the Performance Management Team with questions.


HHS is transitioning to USA Performance in order to:
  • Increase transparency
  • Improve efficiency of the performance management process
  • Support transparent communication
  • Ensure compliance and consistency
  • Enhance accountability
  • Align with ​OMB Directive M-12-18 to reduce paper and use electronic recordkeeping
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