Dear Supervisors:

As you know, last year, due to the onset of the pandemic, the College chose to forgo the performance evaluation process covering the time period between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020.

We recognize that the ensuing year between April 2020 through March 2021 has been an exceptional one; we are therefore recommending a modified approach to the performance feedback process for this year.

Performance Feedback:

Because some, but not all, divisions established individual performance goals last year, we are changing the review process to promote general feedback and foster enhanced dialogue between the supervisor and employee.  Please also note that because salary increases will not be available for the coming fiscal year, we will not be using the evaluation process to correlate with individual merit increases.

The written Performance Feedback Form should be completed in time to be reviewed and discussed with the employee between April 1 and June 30, 2021 (2021 Performance Feedback Form).

The new form includes questions regarding accomplishments and challenges during the past year, as well as questions to recognize our enhanced focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and reflections related to what has been learned during COVID-19.  The new form provides a section for self-reflection by the employee as well as feedback from the supervisor.  We kept the Goal Planning Form to allow for the establishment of goals for the upcoming year that will be used when we return to our more traditional evaluation review process next March.

We removed the “Summary Evaluation” rating because of the focus on feedback as opposed to evaluation.  If a supervisor believes the employee’s performance needs improvement, they will be instructed to reach out to Lisa Rex or me to create a performance improvement plan for the employee.

Copies of completed signed forms should be sent to the Office of Human Resources after meeting with the employee.

Please feel free to reach out to Lisa Rex or me if you have any questions.

Alma Scott-Buczak

Associate Vice President for Human Resources