Frequently Asked Questions

What are the appraisal cycle deadlines?

Newly-hired or transferred employees

Supervisors will review newly-hired or transferred employees at the end of a six-month probationary period and annually thereafter.

Clerical/Support Staff

Ends annually April 30

Administrative/Professional Staff

Ends annually April 30

Temporary employees

Temporary employees are not appraised within this system. Time worked as a temporary employee is not included within a probationary period.

How do I see the past performance appraisal of an employee who transferred from another department?

Contact Human Resources with the employee's name and Banner ID and request access to the employee's past performance appraisals.

What is the Performance Management Cycle?

Effective Performance Management Assessments follow a Performance Management Cycle:

  1. Set Performance Standards
  2. Communicate Standards and Expectations
  3. Monitor Employee Performance All Year
  4. Give Ongoing Feedback
  5. Write and Conduct the Performance Appraisal

At the beginning of the period for which you will appraise the employee (usually 12 months prior), discuss with the employee the importance of each appraisal factor on the form as it relates to their job responsibilities. You may include a job-related Optional Factor that is not preprinted. You must rate a minimum of 8 performance appraisal factors as being either "Highly Important to Position" or "Important to Position."

What is Co-Editing?

Co-editing is the ability of another individual, who is not the direct supervisor who created the appraisal, to edit the appraisal form. This ability gives someone, such as a department director, the access to participate in the appraisal creation process along with the direct supervisor who began the appraisal. An appraisal form can only be co-edited when in the Started, Not Sent to Employee Status. Only the supervisor creating the appraisal may submit the appraisal to the employee for review, and at that point is resposible for the content within the appraisal.