This award is available to all-employees in the Performance Management System whose annual summary rating-of-record is "Meets Expectation" (ME) or higher, udess the employee has been rated at "Needs Improvement" or below on any critical element. All employees rated at or above this level will be nominated for a Performance-Based Cash Award.
The Locally Employed Staff (LES)/Foreign Service National (FSN) of the Year Award is designed to recognize special contributions made by the Department’s LES/FSN’s in achieving the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) and United States Government’s (USG) foreign policy goals and objectives.
This memorandum provides policy guidance on how to consistently address misclassified positions within the Department and is effective immediately. There are several different circumstances that affect how a misclassified position will be addressed.