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Annual Performance Appraisals

Learn about the annual performance appraisal process for policy-covered employees.

All supervisors are expected to provide employees feedback and clearly outline expectations through continuous performance management and an annual performance appraisal.

UC San Diego is committed to annual performance appraisals for all staff employees as they provide employee feedback, recognize accomplishments and set goals for the next year.

The University takes performance appraisals seriously; therefore, supervisors are required to complete performance appraisals for all policy-covered employees by the deadline to receive a merit, if any merit program is announced. Supervisors must also complete performance appraisals for all represented, probationary and non-probationary employees in accordance with their performance appraisal cycle.

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Message from Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer (2/26/19)


The current performance appraisal cycle for policy-covered staff ends as of April 30, 2019. Policy covered staff employees performance appraisals are due to be completed within 45 calendar days after the end of the appraisal period. The deadline date to complete and submit performance appraisals is close of business Friday, June 14, 2019.

Departments should begin preparation to conduct annual formal performance appraisals for their policy-covered staff. All current appraisal processes and models currently in place in your department are to be utilized to conduct the appraisals.

Please communicate to all supervisors that supervisors will not be eligible to receive a merit increase if they have any outstanding performance appraisals (non-represented or represented staff) as of close of business on June 14, 2019, should there be a 2019-2020 Merit-Based Salary Program.

At this time, no information has been received regarding a Merit-Based salary program. If you have questions or want more information about the current appraisal processes, please contact your department HR Contact or the Campus Human Resources Employee Relations Specialist assigned to your department.

Key Dates

Performance Appraisal Cycle: May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019

Deadline for supervisors to complete the performance appraisals: June 14, 2019

Management Timeline

Early-Mid April: Email employees to remind them that the performance appraisal cycle ends on April 30. Provide a date when the self-appraisals will be due. Consider a date during the first or second week of May allowing them time to complete the self-appraisal after April 30.

May: Review the self-appraisals and write the performance appraisals. It is recommended that HR contacts review the performance appraisals prior to the supervisor meeting with the employee. 

Late May/Early June: Conduct appraisal review meetings with the employees. The employee may or may not sign the appraisal during this meeting.

Second Friday of June: Deadline for supervisors to complete the performance appraisals.

Policies and Templates

Training and Other Resources

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