Internal Governing Policies
#39 - Civil Service Performance Appraisal
Approved: December 3, 2003
Monitor: Vice President for Business Affairs
In accordance with Board of Trustees Regulations, the University has developed a Civil Service performance appraisal process to identify and evaluate employee contributions and workplace behaviors. The appraisal process is designed to provide a consistent method of communication that promotes quality, continuing dialog between supervisors and employees regarding job performance, job descriptions, work environment and opportunities for career growth. It is intended to respond to an employee's right to know where they stand with regard to job performance and expected outcomes.
Performance appraisals will be utilized for individual evaluations only, and not for comparisons between employees. They shall not be utilized by management as the sole basis for initiating formal disciplinary action.
The existence of the formal performance appraisal process does not mandate the utilization of merit pay for non-negotiated Civil Service employees as all/part of the annual raise process. However, if merit pay is to be utilized, it shall be based upon the approved documented performance appraisal.