The Performance Planning and Evaluation Process

The Performance Planning and Evaluation Process

There are three basic phases to the Performance Planning and Evaluation Process. The three phases are as follows:

  1. The Performance Planning Phase--The supervisor and employee meet at the beginning of the review cycle to discuss performance expectations for the upcoming cycle.
  2. The Mid-Cycle Performance Evaluation--The supervisor evaluates the employee's performance according to the criteria that were discussed at the beginning of the cycle or any that have been amended in the meantime.
  3. The End-of-Cycle Performance Evaluation--The supervisor reviews the employee's performance according to the standards and criteria and assigns an overall rating.

The performance standards are documented in the Position Description (Form MS-22).  During the five days preceding the Mid- and End-Cycle evaluation, the employee may complete a self-assessment to discuss with his or her supervisor during the evaluation meeting.

Probationary Evaluations

In addition to the Performance Planning and Evaluation Process, employees on probation shall receive a written evaluation of the employee’s performance and any recommendations for improvement at the end of the employee’s first 90 days of probation, at the end of the initial probationary period, and at the mid-point and end of any extension of the probationary period.