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Campus Performance Appraisal Project Updates

Learn about the Staff Performance Appraisal Project: Phase 1 for non-represented staff.

The primary purpose of the staff performance appraisal project is to simplify and standardize the performance appraisal process for supervisors and make performance appraisals more meaningful for staff. This project meets the campus’ desire to redesign, update, and standardize the performance appraisal process in accordance with IdeaWave campaign feedback received in late 2015. Phase I of this project focuses on policy-covered (non-represented) staff and will have examined, revised, and implemented a new performance appraisal process and tool that is easy to administer, standardized, and more meaningful.  

Specifically, Phase I project deliverables shall include the following:

  • Standardization and adoption - one process and tool to be used for all policy-covered (non-represented) staff to be used across all  VC areas. No changes are being planned at this time for the appraisal process currently in place for represented staff.  
  • More meaningful performance standards (i.e., core values) illustrated by key performance indicators, to be delivered using a more convesational approach
  • Simplified rating scale with clearer metrics, descriptions, and progression explanations
  • Training for supervisors on how to conduct a more conversational performance appraisal using the new rating scale
  • Examination of options and determination of VC area choice of an appraisal cycle option
  • Examination and development of electronic tool 
  • Training for supervisors on how to conduct a more conversational performance appraisal using the new performance standards (aka core values) and rating scale
  • Campus wide communications about the upcoming change to the performance appraisal process and standards – provide opportunity for comment

Components of the IdeaWave feedback that will not be included in Phase I of this project and may be included in later phases include:

  • Two-way feedback from employee to supervisor; enabling staff input into supervisory appraisals
  • 360 Evaluations
  • Represented employee performance appraisal process

Please continue to check this site frequently for updates as we progress through the project phases.