Enlisted Evaluations System

The current Enlisted Employee Review (EER) performance standards are outdated and no longer effectively support the myriad of human resources decisions for the active duty and reserve enlisted workforce. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard and CG-1 chartered a joint work group to revise the EES in order for it to remain an effective expectations management tool (member); performance management tool (supervisor); and talent management tool (organization).

In addition to the name change governing the system, the performance standards (forms) previously referred to as Enlisted Employee Review (EER) Worksheets will now be referred to as the Enlisted Evaluation Report (EER). 

Implementation Timeline

Communication of the revised EES will begin in the Fall of 2017.  Below are the projected milestones for the rollout of the revised EES:

  • New EES performance standards with the approved changes and FAQs are now available.  Please see the FAQs below in the helpful links section of this page.
  • New policy will be released in early January 2018.
  • Unit outreach and training materials will be provided during January through March of 2018.
  • New evaluation system for all enlisted members will be implemented for official use on March 1, 2018.


Frequently Used Manuals

Enlisted Accessions, Evaluations, and Advancements
COMDTINST M1000.2(series)

Reserve Policy Manual

New policy will be released in early January 2018

EES Submission Schedule

 Pay Grade End of Marking Period Last Day Of:
 E-1  January (all) & July (AD only)
 E-2  January (all) & July (AD only)
 E-3  February (all) & August (AD only)
 E-4  March (all) & September (AD only)
 E-5  April (all) & October (AD only)
 E-6  May (all) & November (AD only)
 E-7  September (all)
 E-8  November (all)
 E-9  June (all)

ESS Forms

These new standards will be used for all evaluations effective March 1, 2018 and later. The new performance standards may be found below.


 Pay Grade Performance Standard
 E1 - E3  Non-Rated or Rated Seaman/Fireman 
 E4  Third Class Petty Officer
 E5  Second Class Petty Officer
 E6  First Class Petty Officer
 E7  Chief Petty Officer
 E8  Senior Chief Petty Officer
 E9  Master Chief Petty Officer