SLAC and DOE collaborate to develop annual performance measures for inclusion in the management and operations Contract (Prime Contract) between Stanford University Board of Trustees and the DOE. Each year, the most important goals are identified as Notable Outcomes in the Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan (PEMP), and other focus areas for the management and operations goals are agreed to between SLAC, SU and SSO. These are reflected in the FY Lab Agenda, and are also connected to relevant employees' performance goals.
SLAC coordinates a mid-year and an annual PEMP self-evaluation against the performance measures by preparing a PEMP report and submitting it to the SSO. At the end of the fiscal year, SSO will then submit its evaluation of our management and operations peformance to the Office of Science, who then evaluates it along with the science program performance, and in December each lab receives its performance 'grades' which are published on the DOE website. A summary of our performance is then submitted into the Federal Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).