Performance Measurement Guidelines
Evaluation of individual performance in key radiation protection positions is critical to improving
overall performance in Department of Energy radiation protection programs. Therefore, individual
contributions toward meeting program performance objectives at a facility or site should be
objectively evaluated. Each of the Department's radiological facilities monitors program
effectiveness through a series of performance indicators. These are described in articles 131, 132
and 133 of DOE-STD- 1098-99. While the incumbent in a key radiation protection position may
not have an influence on a particular performance indicator used at his site, the incumbent
should work with management to identify appropriate performance expectations and appropriate
measurement mechanisms for that position.
Once performance standards have been identified for a key radiation protection position, goals
and objectives for individual performance may be cooperatively established between the
incumbent and his supervisor on an annual basis. Goals and objectives should be challenging but
achievable and must have a positive impact on the site's performance goals. Goals and
objectives should be meaningful, measurable, and consistent with the site's mission and function.
The goals and objectives that have been agreed on should be documented, with progress
periodically reviewed throughout the review period (e.g., monthly performance reviews throughout
the year). More frequent reviews will allow making adjustments necessary to achieve specified
goals or adjusting goals where warranted.
The following lists provide information may be used to develop performance indicators or