DoD Executive Resources Management Office - Operations

Executive Performance and Appraisal ToolCAC Enabled

The Executive Performance and Appraisal Tool (EPAT) is the automated executive performance management solution used to document performance plans, progress reviews, and appraisals, as well as calculate compensation adjustments for senior executives and senior professionals across the Department of Defense.

Defense Talent Management System

The annual Senior Executive Service Talent Management and Succession Planning process is managed through the Defense Talent Management System (DTMS). DTMS gathers assessment data, records readiness ratings and is used execute annual talent management panels within each Component.

Highly Qualified Expert Annual Review

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy conducts an annual review of Highly Qualified Experts to ensure the authority is being implemented in a consistent manner across the Department of Defense.


Under 5 U.S.C 3133, agencies are required during each even-numbered calendar year to examine their executive allocations to meet mission requirements.

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