Download DA Form 7223-1 Base System Civilian Performance Counseling Checklist/Record
How to Fill Out DA Form 7223-1?
Additional guidelines and filing information can be found in the Army Regulation 690-400, Chapter 4302 Total Army Performance Evaluation System, released in October 1998. DA Form 7223-1 instructions are as follows:
- Face-to-face discussions are a mandatory activity for all civilians included under either the Base or the Senior systems. The initial counseling should be conducted strictly within the first 30 days of the rating period.
- The seven lines at the top of the first page of the form should be completed with data about both the evaluated employee and the rater. The required information includes the full name of the rated person, the name of their organization, their pay plan, and rating period, as well as the names of all of the raters involved. In addition to the main rater and intermediate rater and senior rater can be included in the evaluation process if necessary.
- During the counseling, the rater will bring up and discuss the employee's job description, their areas of special emphasis, their views on assignments and the criteria for success. The rated employee must understand what is expected of them and be aware of both their achievements and any pitfalls that may have happened already.
- Each session must be recorded on the form. Each entry should contain the date of the discussion, the ratee's and rater's initials and the key points made during each counseling session.