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All full-time, part-time and reduced hour staff employees are required to participate in the annual performance review process. Employee accomplishments, opportunities for improvement, professional development objectives and annual goals are discussed and documented.  In addition, during this process the employee’s current job description is reviewed and, if necessary, updated.

Key Dates
March 1 - April 16: Employee and supervisor complete their sections of the review process
April 17 - April 30: Human Resources review and evaluation period
May 1 - May 31: Delivery and discussion

The 90 Day Probationary Evaluation and the Annual Staff Performance Evaluation are administered electronically.  Below are resources and commonly used tools regarding the performance management process:

    Overall Performance Categories

    The annual performance evaluation provided for each employee should reflect the supervisor’s objective feedback regarding the employee’s work performance, contributions to the University, and how they demonstrate organizational competencies (found in job descriptions) for the period under review. Additionally, the review should include input from the employee and others with whom they work. Constructive feedback is also essential as opportunities for development are an important element to employee performance development and professional growth.  The overall annual performance rating category reflects the employee’s overall work performance and contributions for the period being reviewed.  Below is a chart of examples of what each category “looks like” in regards to demonstrated actions and behaviors.

    Overall Performance Categories


    Performance Indicator Descriptions

    Quality & Quantity of Work: Completes all phases of work thoroughly, effectively and accurately. Achieves expected results in a timely fashion. Accomplishes assigned work of a specified quantity within a specified period of time.

    Reliability: Consistently reports to work and to meetings as scheduled or required, on time and prepared.

    Initiative/Creativity: Self-reliant, resourceful and creative in meeting objectives; follows through on assignments and modifies or develops new ideas, methods or procedures to effectively meet changing circumstances. 

    Cooperation with Others: Works well with others and demonstrates a willingness to cooperate. Is courteous and effective in dealing with co-workers, subordinates, supervisors and constituents.\

    Relationship with Supervisor: Responds appropriately to supervisory directions and comments. Seeks appropriate guidance from the supervisor and communicates effectively regarding assignments.

    Capacity to Develop: Demonstrates the ability and willingness to accept new and/or more complex duties and responsibilities.

    Mission:  Demonstrates awareness and support of the mission, vision, and goals of the University of commitment to academic excellence, service, leadership, and caring for the whole person.

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging: Demonstrates awareness of the vision and goals of the University and actively promotes a culture of inclusive excellence; supports or improves DEIB climate for faculty, staff, and student body.

    Key Performance Indicators