General Information

New Beginnings Personnel Authorities and Flexibilities

"New Beginnings" is a collaborative labor-management effort to improve Human Resource practices and policies in the Department of Defense (DoD). A major New Beginnings effort is the development and implementation of the enterprise-wide DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program which will help foster a cultural change that encourages employee engagement, on-going communication, on-going employee recognition, and accountability.

DOD New Beginnings Info https://www.cpms.osd.mil/Subpage/NewBeginnings/NBHome

Questions regarding New Beginnings Program Management and Training:
Email: usarmy.apg.chra-hqs.mbx.new-beginnings-inquiries@mail.mil

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  Available Documents and Memorandums: Department of Defense (DoD)
Department of Defense document  DPMAP Implementation Schedule
Department of Defense document  DPMAP Readiness Checklist
Defense Technical Information Center  DoD Instruction 1400.25, Vol 431: DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Personnel Management and Appraisal Program
DoD HR Info Website  DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program Toolkit (Handbook)
DoD HR Info Website  Employees Tip Sheets and Checklists
DoD HR Info Website  Supervisors Tips and Checklistst
DoD Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service Website  MyPerformance Tool Overview Video
DoD HR Info Website  Performance Elements and Standards Guidance
icon indicating file is a memo Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Memorandum
Jul 11, 2016
 Subject: New Beginnings: Continued Implementation of the Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program
icon indicating file is a memo Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Memorandum
Feb 4, 2016
 Subject: New Beginnings Phased Implementation of the Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program Beginning April 2016
icon indicating file is a memo Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum
Nov 25, 2015
 Subject: New Beginnings Progress and Implementation
DoD Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service Website  FAQs
  Available Documents and Memorandums: Department of the Army
icon indicating file is a memo  Army DPMAP FAQs (posted June 2017)
icon indicating file is a memo Office of the Assistant Secretary Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA(M&RA)) Memorandum Jul 5, 2017  Subject: Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program (DPMAP) Supervisory Elements and Standards
icon indicating file is a memo Office of the Assistant Secretary Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA(M&RA)) Memorandum Aug 26, 2016  Subject: New Beginnings: Continued Implementatiion of the Defense Performance Mgmt and Appraisal Program (DPMAP)
icon indicating file is a memo Office of the Assistant Secretary Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA(M&RA)) Memorandum May 9, 2016  Subject: Army Memorandum regarding the Higher Level Reviewer
icon indicating file is a memo Department of the Army Memorandum May 3, 2015  Subject: New Beginnings Progress and Implementation Memorandum
icon indicating file is a memo Office of the Assistant Secretary Manpower and Reserve Affairs (OAS(M&RA)) Memorandum Nov 9, 2015  Subject: New Beginnings Communication Package
Attachments to the
OAS(M&RA) Memo above Nov 9, 2015
 New Beginnings Communications Package Cover
  Training Documents
DCPAS - Participant Guide
w/DoD rev.2 chgs 24 Sep 2016
 DCPAS DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program (DPMAP) Participant Guide
DCPAS - On-Line Training Instructions  DCPAS DPMAP - OnLine Training Instructions
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