Initiative and Innovation

A measure of the amount of direct supervision an employee requires.

5 - Constantly exhibits independent action and resourcefulness; exercises outstanding judgment on knowing when to seek guidance from supervisor; highly motivated worker. Requires little or no direction or supervision, even on non-routine assignments. Exceptional contributions to efficient operation of unit; consistently seeks ways to improve work methods; offers constructive and detailed positive suggestions.

4 - Frequently exhibits independent action and resourcefulness; exercises good judgment on knowing when to seek guidance from supervisor; above-average worker. Requires less than normal direction and supervision, even on non-routine assignments. Develops methods for streamlining operations; frequently provides constructive suggestions.

3 - Generally demonstrates independent action with minimal supervision; dependable worker. Requires normal direction and supervision, requires assistance with non-routine assignments. Develops better methods of completing work; occasionally provides constructive suggestions.

2 - Occasionally requires prompting by supervisor to take actions required by the job; requires frequent supervisor attention. Requires more than normal direction and supervision to complete assignments. Less effective completion of work than average worker; rarely provides constructive suggestions.