As many are aware, annual performance evaluations for staff members should be scheduled by March 31, 2012. Based upon feedback from last year’s process, the evaluation form has been slightly revised for 2012. Two versions are available for use: a web form that allows for completion electronically, or a Word version that can be printed and completed by hand. The new Annual Performance Summary forms and reference guide can be found at the following link: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/hr/staffandfaculty/evals. You will notice that the primary adjustment is a return to the four-point performance designation scale of the 2010 cycle. Also, although we have eliminated a limit on those identified as “consistently exceeding performance expectations”, managers are expected to achieve a curved distribution of performance designations.
Supervisors are required to schedule an Annual Performance Summary meeting with each of their staff members. The supervisor and staff member are expected to share their perspectives about the staff member’s job performance and agree on goals and needs for ongoing support. The staff member is expected to complete the self assessment and is encouraged to provide information that supports their view on whether they successfully achieved or consistently exceeded performance expectations. The supervisor is responsible for assessing the staff member’s performance over the past 12 months, identifying goals and objectives for the coming year, and determining an overall performance designation associated with each staff member’s eligibility for a pay increase.
It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that the form is completed, that signatures are included, and that completed forms are sent to Human Resources by March 31.
Please feel free to call Human Resources at extension 5465, option 2 with any questions regarding the 2012 process.