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Performance Reviews

The performance review process is an opportunity for employees and managers to have an open and honest dialogue about the employee's performance for the past year and to set goals for the coming year. Working together, managers and employees can clarify expectations for one another to keep their department productive and effective. While discussions should be ongoing throughout the year, the annual review is an opportunity to document the achievements and development opportunities for each employee. Think of it as a tool to support the partnership between a manager and the team.

eLearning for Goal Setting

 

Annual Performance Review Cycle

Goal Setting July through September
Mid–Cycle Check–in November through January
Performance Review April through May
Merit Pay Communication June

Below is the information that you need to begin the planning and review process.

 

The current Annual Performance Review Cycle will cover the period April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

By September 30, 2016 Managers should meet with employees to establish goals
By January 31, 2017 Managers should meet with employees to conduct mid-cycle check–in
By March 15, 2017 Managers should request Optional Self–Evaluation (Appendix F), and Optional Customer Input Tool (Appendix H)
April 1–15, 2017 Managers should meet with employees and conduct performance reviews
By April 22, 2016 Managers should submit their written and signed reviews to department heads
No later than May 31, 2017 Department heads should return all completed forms to the Office of Human Resources

Additional Reminders to Managers

  • Submit salary planning spreadsheets according to guidelines set by the Office of Human Resources.
  • You may request feedback from employees using Appendix G, after salary planning worksheets are submitted.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 413-585-2288.

Guidebook

Preparation/Appendices

Performance Review Training

Featured Event
Sep
13

Goal Setting Workshop

  • Dewey Common Room, 1-2:30 p.m.