Performance Management Overview

It's Important

Performance Management is an important component of the supervisor/staff member relationship. Successfully managing performance mutually benefits the individual, the department or unit, and the university as a whole.

It's More than Once a Year

Performance management is more than the formal, annual discussion about performance. It's an ongoing process with shared responsibility that begins with the initial hiring process and orientation and continues throughout employment. Between formal review opportunities, there should be regular opportunities to review and discuss progress.

Benefits For You, Your Staff, and The University

There are many compelling ways that successfully managing performance can have impact. For the individual, it can result in higher morale and creativity, as well as improved health. For the department/university, outcomes can include improved productivity, better products or services, and even greater achievement of department/university goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Performance management is an ongoing feedback process designed to help your staff grow and develop.

  • To acknowledge and affirm appropriate behaviors to support staff in their endeavors; to teach, coach, counsel, when improvement is needed.
  • To develop each of your staff member's potential using career and development plans.
  • Specific performance standards are established and communicated.
  • Performance is reviewed on the basis of results/output (quality, quantity, timeliness).
  • Communication and feedback are provided on a ongoing basis.