The Annual CCAS Appraisal Cycle

The annual CCAS appraisal cycle begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 of the following calendar year. This cycle is based on the fiscal year and is designed so that all employees will be evaluated during the same period. The payouts under CCAS normally will be reflected in the first full pay period in January each year.

The following chart outlines significant dates during the CCAS cycle and also where the current cycle overlaps with the next cycle:

CCAS Appraisal Cycle
Current Cycle Next Cycle
  • Oct 1
  • New cycle begins
  • Oct 31
  • Date by which employees and supervisors should set contribution objectives for rating cycle
  • Mar-Apr
  • Midpoint review (required by Federal Register)
  • Jul 2
  • Last day to join AcqDemo in order to be eligible for CCAS rating (requires 90 days)
  • Sep 30
  • CCAS cycle ends
  • Oct 1
  • New cycle begins
  • Mid Oct
  • Employees complete self-appraisals
  • Oct 31
  • Supervisors complete employee appraisals
  • Oct 31
  • Date by which supervisors and employees should set objectives for new rating cycle
  • Oct-Dec
  • Pay pool panel meeting(s)
  • Mid Jan
  • CCAS Payout

    Eligibility for CCAS Rating

    In order to be eligible for a CCAS rating, employees must be:

  • In AcqDemo for 90 consecutive calendar days as of Sep 30
  • In AcqDemo at the end of the rating cycle (Sep 30)
  • Common Questions Regarding Eligibility:

  • What if I transfer from one organization to another during the rating cycle?

  •      If you transfer from another organization in AcqDemo, you will be eligible for a CCAS rating, even if you have fewer than 90 days in the new organization. If, on the other hand, you transfer from an organization under the GS or Lab Demo system, you will not receive a CCAS rating if you have fewer than 90 days.
  • What if I am put on detail, called to active duty, or on extended leave?

  •      If you are out of your regular place of duty for an extended period, your supervisor can either: a) re-certify your CCAS rating from the previous cycle or b) give you your expected rating (covered in CCAS scoring section).
  • If I am in AcqDemo for fewer than 90 days on Sep 30, am I still eligible for the General Pay Increase (GPI) and locality pay?

  •      Yes. You are still eligible to receive both the GPI and locality pay increase, if applicable.
  • What if I am on retained pay when I enter AcqDemo?

  •      No employee will lose money upon entering AcqDemo. However, you will not be eligible for any salary increase if your pay exceeds the maximum for your broadband. Any salary increase you would have gotten (covered in scoring section) will "roll over" and be added to your contribution increase (lump-sum payment).

    Leaving an Organization Before the CCAS Payout:

    The following chart details what will occur if an employee leaves an AcqDemo organization after the end of the rating cycle on September 30 but before the CCAS payout in January. Note that these are basic guidelines and may vary by Component.

    Situation CRI CA GPI/Locality
    Move to another AcqDemo pay pool Adjusted pay may follow employee to new pool May follow employee to new pool May follow employee to new pool
    Remain in AcqDemo, promoted before payout CRI may be carried over to CA if promotion salary is greater than CRI CRI may be added to CA for lump-sum payment Based on new promotion salary
    Leave AcqDemo for GS, Lab Demo, or retire Computed CRI may be carried over to CA CRI may be added to CA for lump-sum payment Based on GS/ Lab Demo rules. None if retired
    Leave government service (except retire) None None; may be eligible for Special Act award None
    Rules may vary by Component - see HR for details


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