Acknowledging the AWP on Behalf of the Employee Follow


 Pre-requisites:  Supervisor assigned the Employee Acknowledgement Role (EAR).


Topics Covered

Steps to Acknowledge the AWP on Behalf of the Employee

Target Users
Rating Supervisor
Other Assigned Supervisor

Required Permissions
EAR Role


Acknowledging on Behalf of the Employee

When an LE Staff employee does not have access to an official Government account, a supervisor can be assigned the Employee Acknowledgement Role (EAR) to facilitate the processing of MBC documentation within GoMBC.   Performance documents should be printed and physically signed by employees, then the supervisor will 1) upload the signed document into GoMBC, 2) record the LE Staff’s signature in GoMBC for the task corresponding to the signed hard copy received and uploaded, and 3) submit the signed hard copy to HR for placement into the LE Staff’s Employee Performance File (EPF).   

Each employee can have a maximum of one EAR (supervisor) assigned for them at a time. The EAR assignment can be changed during the rating cycle.  A supervisor can have an EAR for multiple employees. HR staff will set up the EAR for the supervisors.

Once the rating supervisor endorses the AWP or MYD or releases the EPR to the employee, the general rating supervisor process for employees with the EAR is as follows. Please remember that for the end-of-performance period rating process, step 1 should only take place after all supervisors and HR have approved the document.   

  1. Rating supervisor prints the form
  2. Rating supervisor asks employee to physically sign the document
  3. Rating supervisor uploads the signed document and provides the original to HR
  4. Rating supervisor, using the Acknowledgement Role menu, signs in as the employee and acknowledges

Step 1: Rating Supervisor Prints the Document

If establishing/updating the AWP or indicating that the MYD was held, the rating supervisor can print the document immediately after step 1. If endorsing the rating, the rating supervisor should only print the document after all supervisors and HR have approved the document and it has been returned to the rating supervisor for release to the employee. 

To print the document, first select the View JF-50D form button at the top of the document.


Then, select Print.


Step 2: Employee Physically Signs the Form

Outside of the application, the rating supervisor will ask the employee to physically sign the appropriate section (section 3 for AWP acknowledgement, section 4 for MYD acknowledgement, and section 6 for end of performance period acknowledgement). The rating supervisor will then scan the document. The rating supervisor will need to save this scanned document and also give the original to HR for filing in the employee’s EPF. (Do not save the document on a public or shared drive!)

Step 3: Rating Supervisor Attaches the Signed Document in GoMBC

The rating supervisor will add the signed document to the performance record in GoMBC by following the steps below. 

  1. Open the review in GoMBC, scroll down to the Attachments section, then select Add.
  2. Select the document type (Signed AWP, Signed MYD, Signed EPR, or Other), find the file that you scanned in step 3, and select Save.

Step 4: Rating Supervisor Acknowledges the Document On Behalf of the Employee

Using the Employee Acknowledgment role, the rating supervisor will acknowledge the document on behalf of the employee by completing the following steps:

  1. Select the Acknowledgment Role menu item from the left hand menu.
  2. Select the Act on Behalf of Employee Acknowledgement Role icon to sign in as the employee. If you do not have this icon and you have a red icon in the form area, please contact your HR office as your role has not been fully set up.
  3. Select My Current Documents from the left hand menu or the My Reviews Dashboard item.
  4. Select the Edit icon for the document you would like to acknowledge.
  5. Scroll down and select Acknowledge. The acknowledgement will be clearly marked with ‘on behalf of’ in the Status History and on all documentation (Ex. JF-50D printouts). 


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