Writing Effective Performance Appraisals

What's Required?

  • The University requires that supervisors conduct a performance appraisal of each employee in writing at least once annually. In addition, we recommend conducting an informal midpoint evaluation preferably half-way through the performance cycle.
  • The performance appraisal is an essential communication tool between the employee and the supervisor and is a part of the official personnel file.
  • The performance appraisal looks at specific areas, goals, and standards of performance and the employee's progress toward meeting them, as well as future goals and employee development.

For tips and assistance with specific questions about the performance appraisal process, contact your E&LR Consultant.