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Can my rater, senior rater, and reviewer be the same person as long as they are an SES?

1. I heard that rater, senior rater and reviewer can be all DOD civilians as long as the reviewer is a Senior Executive Service (SES, is that true? 2. Also , can the senior rater and the reviewer be of same person who is an SES?

The Evaluator - Army Evaluation & Counseling Guide

It is my understanding that the rater and Senior Rater can be the same person but that the reviewer must be another person. If there is not a military person in the rating chain an enlisted evaluation should be reviewed by a senior NCO.


2-21f. Supervisor as both rater and senior rater

On NCOERs, a rater may act as both the rater and senior rater when the rater is a general officer or a civilian employee with SES rank and precedence (para 2–8 b(3)). A promotable COL working in a BG position may also serve as both the rater and senior rate

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