Hi All, Need some advice here...I work for the gov't in a managerial position, where we get annual work evaluations from our immediate supervisor. 3 months ago, I took a new job, and my annual evaluation just came due. The annual evaluation is supposed to be based on your past years work. In my case, this means 3 months from my current position, and 9 months from my former position. It's supossed to be weighted proportionately, in theory anyway. My supervisor however lowered my overall evaluation from a score of 25 (out of a possible 25) to 20. The explanation given was that it is a new position, and that I have not worked the position long enough, or learned it top to bottom in order to justify being given a 25. This is contrary to the union contract, though as management I'm not union. Numerically, given that this is supossed to be a weighted system, it's incorrect and should be 23.75 (my supervisor disagreed without explanation when I brought this up) . Finally, my 3 monthly reviews which are intended to track my progress and serve as a basis for the annual rating, have all been error free and there is no justification for lowering my score based on the actual work I've done thus far. These evaluations are super important because they are major factors in determining whether you'll be able to get promotions to new jobs with better pay. If you have a 25 score, you're in the running for promotion. If your score is 20 or less, you're unlikely to earn promotions until you up your score. In August, I'll be starting yet another new job after receiving a promotion to a new position two weeks ago. So in effect, even though I'll be carrying around this 20 score evaluation for the next year, it won't be impacting me much, as I was lucky enough to be promoted before my evaluation score went south. My question is: Do I fight this evaluation, which currently will take me out of promotion opportunities for at least the next year? And possibly (though it's not supossed to) end up with a black mark in my personnel file for fighting it?.....Or do I let it go quietly, and just wait until August when my new job begins? I could be happy at the new job in August, and even if it sucks I could stick it out a year and try to build my score back up. But at the same time, I hate to get screwed like this on principle alone. Plus, I'm not too fond of the idea of being locked out of any promotional opportunity for the next year...I might miss out on something better. Any input would be appreciated.