If you do not meet company goals in your annual job evaluation, you will not get that expected pay raise. Similarly, if you are a service member, you also have to meet certain standards in either a Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report (NCOER) or an Officer Evaluation Report (OER). In both cases, exceeding standard performance is expected.
Federal government contractors must also meet standards outlined in their government contracts. Contractors that do not meet those requirements could lose money, future contracts and even their businesses. Also, a company that fails to meet the standards in its government contract might be charged with fraud.
In business, each division must adhere to the goals and standards of the company. That is how an organization succeeds.
Job Performance Standards Don’t Seem to Count in Congress
Meeting standards matters for success in business and life. Congress, however, is an exception.
The federal government operates on a fiscal year that begins on October 1 and ends the following September 30. Every President submits an annual budget request in February, according to Title III of the Congressional Budget Act. That calendar allows newly elected members of Congress to participate in the budget process their first year in office.
The House is expected to complete action on an annual appropriation bill by the following June 30. Sadly, year after year, Congress fails to meet its own standards.
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