Originally posted by hangungen2012:
few more questions.... Is it against the regs for my senior rater to write my entire NCOER while my actual rater is deployed? I never recieved a change of rater or quarterly counselings. I'm looking through the regs and can't find anything about it. Just doesn't seem right. I provided the reg that states since my charges were dropped it couldn't go on my NCOER but they are trying to find a loop hole.
The only way a Senior Rater can be your Rater also is for the Rater to be incapacitated, MIA, dead, or officially relieved. That is, unless your Senior Rater is a Flag Officer (General/Admiral) or a Senior Executive Service (SES) Federal civilian employee.
Special Evaluation Reporting Requirements
2–20. Loss of a rating official or rated Soldier
Special rules apply when a rating official is eliminated from the rating chain or is unable to render an evaluation of the rated Soldier. These situations occur when a rating official dies, is declared missing, is relieved of his or her position or duties for cause, or becomes mentally or physically incapacitated to such an extent that he or she is unable to render an objective or accurate evaluation. When a rating official is officially relieved or determined to be incapacitated, he or she will not be permitted to evaluate his or her subordinates. This restriction will apply to evaluation reports with “THRU” dates prior to the relief or incapacitation of the rating official that have not yet completed processing to the rated Soldier’s OMPF. The rules listed below apply:
b. Requirements for noncommissioned officer evaluation reports.
(1) When the rater is eliminated from the rating chain for any of the reasons cited above, it will be determined whether the minimum rating period for an evaluation report has been met (para 2–10a(1)).
(a) If the minimum rating period has not been met, the period is nonrated and a new rater will be designated.
(b) If the minimum rating period has been met, the senior rater will perform the rater’s functions, provided rater qualifications are met. The senior rater will serve as both the rater and senior rater. See paragraph 2–21 and DA Pam 623–3 for evaluation report procedures when the senior rater also serves as the rater.
(2) The removal of the senior rater or reviewer from the rating chain will be treated as a routine change. A new rating official will be designated and he or she may participate in the evaluation process after completing the minimum
time requirements in position.
(3) When a rating official is removed from his or her duty position for cause, or suspended, he or she will not render or receive evaluation reports, until his or her status (and, thus, his or her ability to serve as a rating official) is decided.
(a) When a rater or senior rater is suspended, the suspended time will be counted as nonrated time on the rated NCO’s evaluation report.
(b) If relieved, the provisions of this paragraph will apply.
(c) If not relieved, the provisions of this paragraph do not apply, and evaluation reports held pending a status determination must be completed.
(4) When the senior rater performs the functions of the rater, the rating period of the report will be the period the senior rater has been in the rating chain.
So there you have it. Unless one of the qualifying conditions is met, your senior rater cannot also be your rater. Anything else is the wrong answer.