Performance Management is a 3-step process that includes planning, mid-year monitoring and the final appraisal, along with on-going feedback. It is a shared responsibility of supervisors and employees and is a key component of an employee’s professional development.
Step 1 – Planning: Planning is the process of setting expectations for the year. It is a time to review job responsibilities and goals for the upcoming year. In addition, a plan is made for the employee’s professional development. Performance Plans for FY 2015 are due between July 1 - August 15, 2014
Step 2 – Mid-Year Performance Appraisal: This is a chance for the employee and supervisor to discuss how things are going. Are we on track for the rest of the year? Are more resources needed to accomplish the set goals? It is also a time for the supervisor to let the employee know where, via the rating system, they stand – what they are doing well and what, if anything, needs improvement. Mid-Year Performance Appraisals for FY 2015 are due by January 16, 2015.
Step 3 – Final Performance Appraisal: During this conversation both the supervisor and employee give and receive feedback about how the year developed. This is also a good time for the employee’s self-appraisal to be reviewed. This conversation should hold no surprises because there has been on-going feedback throughout the year. Final Performance Appraisals for FY 2015 are due between July 1 - August 14, 2015.
Throughout the Year – On-going Feedback: We strongly recommend that communication about performance take place on a regular basis throughout the year in addition to the formal 3 steps in the process.
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