Performance Management

Performance Management

The success of the University’s workforce depends upon effective communication in planning for, developing, and evaluating an employee’s work. The Performance Management System utilized by the University provides an evaluation process that promotes participation from both the supervisor and the employee. The components of the performance management system are the creation of a work plan, and periodic performance reviews, including the end of year performance appraisal. The performance review cycles runs from July 1st to the June 30th of each year.

The Office of Human Resources utilizes the AppState Jobs system for creation and maintenance of work plans and reviews for SPA employees. This allows both supervisors and employees to access their work plans and review information easily.

Work Plans:

  • Work Plans should be developed as a collaborative effort between the manager and employee.
  • You will need at least one (1) expectation for each functional competency in the Annual Work Plan.
  • The manager will then enter the work plan in AppState Jobs and electronically submit it to employee for review.
  • Employee will electronically “sign” the work plan thereby returning it to the manager.
  • Work Plans may be updated as needed through the cycle.

Once you have the work plan approved by the employee in the system, then you are ready for the year-end review in June.

Performance Evaluation Process:

  • Manager and employee will meet one on one to discuss performance review.
  • Overall performance rating is subjective based on performance results of the expectations. 
  • The scale stays the same:  
      • Outstanding,  
      • Very Good,  
      • Good,  
      • Below Good,  
      • Unsatisfactory
  • Manager will electronically submit the performance appraisal to the employee for review.
  • Employee will electronically “sign” acknowledgement that they have met with their manager to discuss performance.
  • Performance Appraisals will be reviewed and approved by the Second Level Manager and Human Resources who will look for rating consistency, objective assessment, substantive explanations.

Guidelines for Supervisors to complete performance evaluations.

Review the Performance Management Cycle (pdf - 26.7 KB) and the Performance Management Policy.

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