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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 4040-430

Office of Human Resources Management

Employee Performance and Awards


a. Performance Management. This DR sets forth the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) policy for the Non-Executive Performance Management Program within the Appraisal System approved by the Office of   Personnel Management (OPM) on January 10, 2020, with an effective date of October 1, 2020.

 b. Awards and Recognition. This DR also sets forth USDA’s policies for the Employee Awards and Recognition Program.


The version of DR4040-430 listed on this page is applicable to FY21.  DR 4040-430 and associated forms to be used for FY20 performance evaluations can be found here

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