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Campus Policy-Covered Staff Performance Appraisal Project Updates

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

Staff Performance Appraisal Project (SPA)

The primary goals of the Staff Performance Appraisal Project are to simplify and standardize the performance appraisal process for supervisors and make performance appraisals more transparent and meaningful for staff. This project meets the campus’ desire to redesign, update, and standardize the performance appraisal process in accordance with Campus Human Resources IdeaWave campaign feedback received in late 2015. Phase I of this project focuses on policy-covered (non-represented) staff, excluding Health Sciences and Medical Center.

The following are the planned deliverables of the Staff Performance Appraisal Project (SPA):

  • Standardized electronic process and model - to be used for all policy-covered staff across all VC areas, excluding Health Sciences and Medical Center.
  • Updated performance standards (Core Values) - each Core Value has key performance indicators to allow for more transparency, consistency, and meaningful discussion.
  • Redesigned rating scale - performance ratings have been redefined with competency-based key performance descriptors to provide more meaning and allow for more transparency and  consistency of definition and application.
  • Online supervisory training - training focuses on using a more conversational approach in conducting informal and formal appraisals and providing clear performance examples through the use of key performance indicators
  • Two appraisal cycle options are available that each VC area can choose from:
    • Winter Cycle: January 1 through December 31; appraisals to be submitted to Campus Human Resources in mid-February.
    • Spring Cycle: May 1 through April 30; appraisals to be submitted to Campus Human Resources in mid-June
  • Electronic appraisal form - uses electronic signature through our single sign-on system; to be integrated with JD Online and MyTime systems.
  • Campus wide communications - email notices, town hall meetings, department meetings, and electronic form demonstration sessions.

Staff Performance Appraisal Project new appraisal processes for all policy-covered (non-represented) staff go into effect May 1, 2018 for the 2018/2019 appraisal cycle.