That CANFORGEN was given full distribution but the local pecking orders are still happening. I've already seen it and raised the flag. Old habits die very hard.
What my fear is this; we have different departments with different supervisors who have different opinions on how to score PERS.
So, we do the ranking board, and we determine Cpl A is the top Cpl at the unit, and Cpl B is the second best at the unit. That will go in the Section 6.
However, Cpls A and B are from different departments. Cpl A's supervisors give a completely honest assessment of him, and as a result, he has a hard right, but not fully right, PER. Cpl B's department, on the other hand, has supervisors who give you a fully right PER just because they know you are good crap, without really looking at the word pictures and assessing each factor on its merits.
As a result, while the unit determined and agreed as a whole that Cpl A was the "superior" of the two Cpl, his PER is actually lower than the PER of Cpl B.