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Performance Appraisal

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Learn about conducting a performance appraisal, the process of assessing, summarizing, and developing the work performance of an employee.

UC San Diego career employees should receive a performance appraisal annually. Employees may participate by completing a self-appraisal of their performance. Each vice chancellor area and/or department may use the online SPA system ( or one of the following models, according to needs and specific job classifications.  UC San Diego Campus Human Resources strongly encourages the use of the online SPA system, and this will be required in a future performance appraisal cycle to be announced.



UCSD Staff Education & Development provides education and training for performance appraisal and development. Resources available to support employee performance development include:

For more information, contact Staff Education & Development, (858) 534-4890.

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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.