The Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) is first and foremost a tool to help civilian workforce employees identify their leadership strengths and weaknesses in regard to a set of competencies required by professionals in leadership positions. It’s just one component of the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center’s efforts to develop a highly qualified acquisition, logistics and technology (AL&T) workforce. Employees will use the information in the SRPE to structure continuous learning and an Individual Development Plan that maximizes their potential for performance in positions of increased responsibility.
Section 1733(a) of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act requires that the best-qualified individuals, military or civilian, be selected for acquisition positions. By evaluating and documenting the leadership potential of civilian employees, the SRPE provides a document that allows selection boards to more easily and equitably compare a civilian candidate’s leadership potential with that of a military candidate, as documented on the Senior Rater section of the Officer Evaluation Report. Selecting officials and boards will also use the SRPE to evaluate the leadership potential of candidates for key civilian leadership positions in the AL&T workforce.
The SRPE is used to evaluate the potential of civilian employees in designated grades to perform in positions of increased responsibility, whereas the Total Army Personnel Evaluation System and the various personnel demonstration projects evaluate performance associated with current duties and contributions to the mission.