WASHINGTON -- Beginning January 2022, the Department of the Air Force will launch a new enlisted and officer evaluation system application, myEvaluation (myEval), to further support ongoing IT and talent management transformations for Total Force Airmen and Guardians.
At Hill Air Force Base, the 75th Force Support Squadron Force Management Section will be the primary contact for this program execution.
“Shifting to a 21st century IT application, like myEval, enables the department to greatly improve our performance feedback and evaluation systems, synchronizing and complementing the many updates we’ve made to our talent management systems over the past couple of years. The myEval application reduces administrative burdens, enhances the user experience, and provides leaders with performance data to assist in making informed talent management decisions,” said Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services. “For the Air Force specifically, transitioning to myEval in early 2022 also begins the evolution to a cloud-based officer and enlisted evaluation system grounded in our Airman Leadership Qualities.”
To allow for a progressive rollout of myEval, human resource professionals across the DAF gain access to the myEval app from the new myFSS platform landing page starting the week of Jan. 4, 2022, in advance of all routine-access users. This provides time for familiarization of the new application and to work out any technical issues prior to a full launch. On Jan. 18, 2022, myEval will open a familiarization period for all Airmen and Guardians. Full usage and functionality will open DAF-wide Feb. 4, 2022.
The DAF will transition from vPC to myEval in multiple phases to allow for appropriate adjustment cycles prior to mandatory use. Across the Total Force, beginning Feb. 4, 2022, Airmen and Guardians must accomplish performance feedback using myEval, and officer and enlisted evaluations with a close-out date of May 31, 2022, or later, must be processed in myEval. Evaluations with a close-out date May 30, 2022, or earlier, will continue to be processed in vPC.
All Letters of Evaluation and Training Reports, regardless of closeout date, will continue to be processed using current systems while the DAF finalizes plans to integrate these products into myEval. As the Air Force transitions to ALQ-based feedback this spring, and to ALQ-based evaluations this fall, the Space Force will continue to use the current Airman Comprehensive Assessment feedback forms and current officer and enlisted performance reports accessible in myEval, until a transition decision is announced at a later time.
While numerous enhancements will be live when the system myEval launches in January, the DAF will continue to develop and release additional capabilities within myEval the app throughout 2022. Improvements include auto-population of information directly from the Military Personnel Data System (MilPDS), introduction of a click-to-sign feature, and the integration of myEval with other myFSS applications, such as myFitness, to auto-populate performance related data, reducing the number of supporting documentation items to be manually attached.
“The journey of improving our evaluation system for both the enlisted and officer corps is in full-swing,” said Col. Laura King, the Air Force Talent Management Innovation Cell Director. “There are several milestones along this journey to a competency-based evaluation system that enables increased transparency and more direct feedback between Airmen and their supervisors. The launch of myEval is a big step towards reaching our end goals.”
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(75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs contributed to this article.)