Guide to Writing Your NSPS or Other Self-Assessment

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Writing Your Performance Evaluation

A Valuable Resource for Writing Your DCIPS OR TAPES Performance Self-Assessment

Writing your DCIPS, TAPES, GEAR or other Performance Evaluation for the year will require samples of accomplishments and Job Objectives. This book is VERY helpful for writing your performance evaluation! The accomplishment samples are the same format!


  • Write accomplishments and duties that prove your performance.
  • See before & after samples of job objectives converted to the SMART format.
  • The Job Objective and Self-Assessment Library includes 80 Job Objectives in the SMART format and more than 24 self-assessment accomplishments.
  • All accomplishments are impressive and inspiring – you can still use the samples this year (and next year).

A publishing honor – First Edition was a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist!

“Troutman and Segal have unraveled the mystery and applied years of experience to provide readers explanation, insights and examples, that simplify the self-assessment process. …A wealth of sensible information and resources, this do-it-yourself instructional guide and handbook is highly recommended for all DOD employees and supervisors, career advising departments, and career trainers.” – Midwest Book Review

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Note from the Author and Publisher: Kathryn Troutman: There is no new TAPES or DCIPS evaluation writing book yet – maybe there will be in the future. For now, the eBook and eCD-ROM from the last performance evaluation system is helpful in writing JOs and Duties/ Accomplishments.

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2nd Edition, with CD-ROM

Paperback: 183 pages
Published: 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0-9824190-0-7
Size: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 in.


2nd Edition CD Rom Interface:

NSPS 2nd Ed CD

Job Objective & Self-Assessment Library Interface: