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Annual performance review period begins June 1

As the fiscal year comes to a close, it’s time once again to begin thinking about and working on your annual performance appraisal.

Performance appraisals are one part — an important part — of the process to help employees develop in their profession, move forward in their careers and improve the work of the Office of the President, said John Fox, executive director of human resources for the Office of the President. The annual performance review provides the opportunity to reflect and get feedback on accomplishments, areas needing improvement and goals for the coming year.

“Performance reviews are an essential part of the work experience that give all of us a role in our own job satisfaction and career development,” Fox said. “It is important that we all take the time to reflect on our accomplishments and on what we can do to improve.“

Ideally, employees and their managers discuss performance and career development throughout the year, and the appraisal process simply captures the individual’s progress at a particular moment in time. The ultimate goal is that, at the end of the performance review process, each employee will know where he or she stands and will receive guidance toward future success.

This year’s review process will be essentially the same as last year: Employees will do their evaluations online, using eAppraisal. Beginning June 1, the tool will be available here; select Halogen login in the right column). This year, you can use your AD login ID and password to sign in; there is no need to remember the separate Halogen ID and password you created last year. Self-appraisals are due by July 10. In some cases, departments set earlier deadlines; employees should follow their department’s timeline.

Reviews should cover performance in the fiscal year from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, and you and your supervisor should set goals for the next nine months. UCOP is transitioning to an April 1 to March 31 annual review cycle, so the 2015-16 cycle will be shorter. Departments should plan to have all employee reviews completed by Monday, Aug. 31.

The Performance Management website has a wealth of information to help employees participate in the process, including links to online eAppraisal tutorials, Quick Facts, tools, FAQs and policies. UCOP Human Resources also is offering in-person classes for employees and managers to learn more about the performance appraisal:

For employees:
Employee Role in Performance Appraisal

  • June 2, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., at Franklin
  • June 16, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., at Kaiser

For managers:

  • Setting Performance Expectations, June 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Franklin
  • Conducting Performance Appraisals, July 21, 1 to 5 p.m., at Franklin

To register for a class or to find online modules on performance management for managers, visit the UC Learning Center.

If you have any questions or require assistance contact your HR Business Partner.




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