The goal of performance evaluations is to assure clear and mutual understanding of general performance expectations. Performance evaluations should be done in a timely manner and involve both the supervisor and the employee. [Note: Performance evaluations are to be kept in the department's personnel files for no more than three years.]
Supervisors should review the guidelines for effective performance management. Below are some tools and general guidelines for classified and professional staff performance reviews.
Employees and supervisors should communicate regularly about job performance, including the employee's progress toward achieving unit goals and objectives, recognition of individual accomplishments and opportunities for growth. In addition to regular performance feedback, the Professional Staff Program requires supervisors to conduct formal performance evaluations at least annually, though employees may request evaluation more frequently.
Individual units have maximum flexibility in designing a performance review program that best meets the needs of their staff. Below are two sample formats and a feedback solicitation form that can assist you in planning and conducting performance reviews for your professional staff employees.