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Evaluation Reporting System Tool

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What is it?

The Evaluation Reporting System (ERS) provides field users visibility of evaluation administrative information for Nonommissioned Officer Evaluation Reports (NCOER) and Officer Evaluation Reports (OER) in all phases of processing. It allows for tracking the evaluation from initiation to the update through the Human Resources Command Evaluation Systems Branch and update of the Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System (IPERMS).

What has the Army done?

In an effort to modernize the evaluation system, the Army has replaced the Interactive Web Response System, previously used for evaluation tracking, with the ERS. This system also tracks the senior rater profile history and Academic Evaluation Reports (AER), which tracks the receipt and placement in the Army Military Human Resource Record. ERS access for administrative tracking is requested and granted through the Evaluation Entry System (EES).

What continued efforts have been planned for the future?

As the Army continues to refine EES, HRC Evaluations Branch is working on upgrading the EES by adding a new feature, “Manage Rating Chain”. This tool will enable the unit and key personnel (e.g., commander, S-1) to build their rating schemes and identify rating officials based on the approved organization structure. The anticipated release of the “Manage Rating Chain” tool is Fiscal Year 2017.

Why is this important to the Army?

Evaluations are key in leadership development and ensuring the Army is postured with personnel to fight and win. To ensure evaluations are submitted, received, and processed in a timely manner, it’s critical that rating officials and Soldiers monitor their reports in EES and ERS to address matters requiring their prompt attention. A failure to address evaluation issues may result in rating period gaps which could potentially be a disadvantage to Soldiers being considered for promotions or key assignments.

Depending on the Headquarters Department of the Army selection board schedule and the considered population, evaluation processing times may fluctuate from two to 12 weeks. Board-eligible reports are identified and prioritized by the HRC Evaluations Branch for processing. All other reports will be reviewed based on order of receipt.


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