UPDATES TO CURRENT MID-TERM PERFORMANCE COUNSELING AND RECOMMENDED TRAINING:
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AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1610.10F, NAVY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM.//
RMKS/1. The purpose of this NAVADMIN is to reinforce and refocus efforts
around the current mid-term performance counseling practices which serves as
a key component of the Navys performance evaluation system. In line with
reference (a), supervisors are required to conduct performance counseling
with their Sailors at least twice per year - at the midpoint of the periodic
report cycle and when the report is signed.
2. The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) is dedicated to the improvement of
performance counseling Navy-wide. Updates to mid- term performance
counseling have been documented in chapter 18 of the recently released update
to reference (a). The instruction provides the following updates:
a. Clarifies that mid-term performance counseling is mandatory.
b. Instructs members and supervisors on how to prepare for mid-term
c. Instructs members and supervisors on how to conduct and receive
d. Instructs members and supervisors on how to give and receive feedback
during performance counseling.
e. Introduces the use of the Military Individual Development Plan (IDP)
(NAVPERS 1610/19) as an optional tool to track progress on established
professional and personal goals.
f. Introduces the use of the Mid-term Counseling Checklist (NAVPERS
1610/20) to serve as a guide to help organize, prepare and conduct
performance counseling conversations.
g. Preparation requirements for both the supervisor and member prior to
conducting the performance counseling session.
h. Provides five steps for the supervisor to follow during a performance
i. Incorporates from the MyNavy Coaching Initiative the three core
coach-like skills of active listening, empathy and asking powerful, open-
ended questions during performance counseling conversations.
3. Updates to reference (a) also includes training on mid-term performance
counseling via a webinar comprised of four self-paced modules approximately
90 minutes in length. The training can be found at the MyNavy HR website:
Evaluation/MidTerm_Counseling/. To maximize the value of performance
counseling, it is recommended that all hands review this training within 90
days of release of this NAVADMIN.
4. An infographic/kneeboard card with a list of five questions is provided
for supervisors and members to reference during mid-term performance
counseling conversations (*Engaging in Performance Counseling for
Supervisors/Members*). These questions serve as the foundation to promote
greater member engagement and provide quality feedback to ensure open bi-
directional communication and increased self-awareness. Members are
encouraged to print their own infographic/kneeboard by visiting:
5. Refocusing mid-term performance counseling will empower Sailors to take
accountability for their own development. Engaging in these developmental
conversations ultimately will have an impact on winning the Strategic
Competition and on retention - by keeping our most valuable assets - our
Sailors in the Navy. More importantly, great leaders lead by example, and we
owe it to our Sailors to invest in their continued performance and growth.
6. Points of Contact. For questions regarding this NAVADMIN, contact the
MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) at (833) 330-6622 or via e-mail at
7. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//