OPM Offers Training Course on Performance Management

OPM has made available a new web-based training course titled Performance Management Plus—Engaging for Success, designed to support agencies in “maximizing employee performance” under the April OMB memo on reforming the government and reducing the workforce.

“This one-hour, interactive course helps employees, human resources (HR) practitioners, supervisors, managers, and executives understand and apply Performance Management Plus (PM+) with an emphasis on engaging employees to enable their excellence in performance. Specifically, PM+ conveys the importance of focusing on employees rather than just the completion of a few performance management activities – it is the people and the process,” a memo to agencies said.

“By taking this approach, agencies will empower high employee performance where the “Plus” in PM+ prioritizes the establishment and reinforcement of solid, positive supervisor-employee relationships – leading to mutual trust and providing a key to unlocking individual and organizational success. PM+ reminds us that the success of performance management critically depends upon continuous and meaningful interactions between supervisors and employees, informed by real-time data, with an emphasis on employees’ strengths and developmental needs, all aligned to the success of the organization,” it said.

The course is available on hru.gov and agencies may upload it to their learning management systems.