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  • Performance Management

    Performance management is an ongoing process throughout the year, with a formal performance review conducted annually. The intent is to communicate and review job performance expectations, provide constructive feedback, document accomplishments, and jointly formulate performance development plans.

    Both employees and managers should be working together in their jobs for a minimum of six months before completing an annual review.  Please contact Human Resources with any questions.

    2019 Process

    Completing the Review in MyDay

    Performance reviews are conducted in MyDay. The performance review period is June 1, 2018-August 31, 2019. All reviews must be completed in the system by August 31, 2019. Employees and managers who have not been working together for six consecutive months will be granted an extension to this deadline to complete the review.

    This is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past year, recognize accomplishments, identify areas that need improvement, and engage in discussion about professional development, career goals, and plans for the next year. 

    The performance review in MyDay has the following sections:

    1. Goals
    2. Accomplishments
    3. Feedback
    4. Challenges (for Senior and Executive Staff)
    5. Competencies
    6. Professional Growth
    7. Overall Rating

    Guidelines for Conducting Effective Reviews

    MyDay allows for increased transparency in the review process in terms of both content and process. Human Resources strongly encourages all managers to become familiar with the performance review process by reviewing all training materials and attending a training session. There are training sessions designed specifically for managers and others for staff. If you are a manager, you only have to attend a manager session.  

    Training and Resources

    In-Person Training

    Human Resources will be conducting in-person training for both staff and managers throughout the review period. Managers need only attend a manager training session.

    Performance Management for Staff Workshops
    Thursday, June 6, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    Tuesday, July 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, August 8, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

    Register for a session here.

    Performance Management for Managers Workshops
    Tuesday, June 18, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Thursday, July 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, August 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

    Register for a session here.

    Additional Resources

    Comprehensive instructions for completing the self-evaluation can be found here.
    Comprehensive instructions for completing the manager evaluation can be found here.

    Overall Rating Descriptions


    Clearly considered an exceptional performer.

    Delivers exceptional results in performance against goals and core functions. Demonstrates innovation and initiative in all aspects of the position. Excellent work is widely recognized and positively and significantly affects department/university operations.

    *If you assign "Exceptional" as an overall rating, you must provide an explanation/rationale in the comments section below.


    Consistently meets requirements of the position. At times, employee may exceed expectations. Overall, employee makes solid, reliable, and meaningful contributions to the department.

    Requires Improvement

    Employees with this rating fail to satisfactorily perform most aspects of the position (or function).

    Demonstrates satisfactory performance in some areas, but does not perform or meet expectations consistently. Employee needs to acquire and/or develop necessary skills and build/sustain an acceptable standard of performance.

    *If you assign "Requires Improvement" as an overall rating, you must provide an explanation/rationale in the comments section below.

    A performance improvement plan must be initiated by HR in conjunction with the manager.

    Supervisors and/or staff needing further support or guidance with this process can contact Ilana Levitt in Human Resources.