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Performance Management

This policy applies only to staff employees. For performance evaluation of faculty, see the Faculty Handbook. 

The College has an annual performance management process for staff employees. The review process, discussion, and evaluation are heavily reliant on the employee’s individual position description. The position description contains the qualifications and job duties for each staff job on campus. The job description will be periodically reviewed and updated to document the duties and essential functions actually being performed by staff employees.

The purpose of this annual process is to promote open communication amongst employees and managers, giving employees the opportunity to receive useful feedback on job performance, and to provide an historical record of performance and professional development.

In addition to the position descriptions, there are three community values by which all staff employees are evaluated. These are service, teamwork, and communication. The performance for both the position description review and the community values review are evaluated on the same scale. The scale is as follows:

a.    Exceeds the College’s high expectations,
b.    Meets the College’s high expectations, or
c.    Does not meet the College’s high expectations.

After reviewing the position description with their manager, the staff employee completes a self-evaluation. The manager will complete their evaluation of the employee’s performance as it relates to the community values and position duties. The manager and employee will meet to discuss the results of the evaluations and complete the annual documentation process. The evaluation documentation process is completed electronically through the PeopleAdmin Performance Management System. 

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