|Background. The Regional Conservationists implemented the current State scorecard format in fiscal year (FY) 2016. It is a regularly updated document to help all parties have a clear expectation of what performance measures are being monitored at the State level. It provides information about how well a State is performing at the end of each fiscal quarter compared to established annual performance targets and quarterly status estimates.
In developing the current scorecard process, it was determined that the scorecard should—
• Help Regional Conservationists monitor State conservationist performance.
• Help State Conservationists understand whether or not they are meeting performance expectations.
• Facilitate a proactive approach to prevent or quickly resolve adverse situations.
The scorecard is manually developed, maintained in an Excel workbook, and distributed approximately 30 days after the end of each quarter (on or near February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1). The availability of the scorecard occurs too late for use during midyear and end-of-year performance reviews and ratings.