DA Form 7223-1 Base System Civilian Performance Counseling Checklist/Record
What Is DA Form 7223-1?
DA Form 7223-1, Base System Civilian Performance Counseling Checklist/Record is a form used during counseling performed as a part of the Total Army Performance Evaluation System (TAPES). The form is used as a tool for discussing and documenting personal job expectations and individual achievements of civilian employees within the U.S. Army.
The latest version of the form – sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 7223-1 – was released by the Department of the Army in August 1998. An up-to-date DA Form 7223-1 fillable version is available for download and digital filing below or can be found through the Army Publishing Directorate website.
The counseling checklist is closely related to the DA Form 7223, Base System Civilian Evaluation Report, used for recording the results of the evaluation and the rated employee ’s achievements throughout a certain period. The DA 7223-1 should only be used with a copy of the corresponding DA 7223.
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.