Performance Planning

At the beginning of performance period (A/P:  July 25 – June 24 of each year, Classified:  October 25 – October 24 of each year), the Employee Work Profile (Job Description) will be modified in Careers.  The Careers User Manual provides directions for updating the Employee Work Profile (EWP). You may also find the Careers Cheat Sheet helpful.

Performance Planning includes a review of the current EWP and consideration of the most recent evaluation; as well as establishing goals and expectations for the upcoming year. It is important that these plans be measurable and attainable and more importantly aligned with your department and the University’s objectives. The plan that you prepare this year will be the plan that you will use to evaluate your employee the following year.

Classified employee EWPs must be updated each year in Careers with the new effective date and any other changes.  Any changes that significantly increase the accountability, scope or complexity of duties assigned, should be reviewed for proper classification and compensation. Use the comment section in Careers to alert HR that changes have been made.

A key part of the Performance Plan is outlining some development opportunities for your employees. You will want to include any goals and professional development efforts for your employees in the measures for the core/major responsibilities. Providing development opportunities helps establish some clear goals and lets them know you care about their career advancement.