Performance Appraisal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

When are the performance appraisals due?

A copy of the completed and signed appraisal is due to the UFIT Business Center on or before April 7, 2017.
The employee interview, complete with the employee’s signature and date of the appraisal, should be completed on or before March 31, 2017.

 

What is the time period to evaluate?

The evaluation time period will run from March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.

 

Will I be required to give a performance appraisal for the entire year even though I have not supervised him/her for more than a few months?

Yes, the unit will still need to complete an annual appraisal for the employee. By doing so, this will assist in setting goals for the next appraisal period.  The appraisal can be handled in a couple different ways:

  1. Coordinate with his/her previous supervisor to provide a coherent appraisal for the entire year.  This is certainly optional, but potentially beneficial to the employee.  The appraisal could be in the form of a letter or the UF appraisal form as an attachment or as a co-author of the UFIT appraisal form.
  2. Complete the UFIT appraisal form noting the dates of employment with UFIT and only noting your observations for the months with your department.

 

Am I expected to perform a full review for the 6-month, or probationary, appraisal?

The supervisor will want to complete the full appraisal as this is as much an educational experience to inform the employee of UFIT’s values, expectations and process as it is a performance review.  This will also provide an opportunity for you to discuss goals with the employee for the upcoming year.

 

If I complete a probationary, or 6-m, appraisal, what will be the expectation for the annual appraisal period coming up in March?

The rule of thumb for UFIT is if a probationary appraisal is completed within 2-3 months of the annual appraisal deadline, the annual appraisal is not required; however, it is at the discretion of the supervisor to complete another if you feel an annual appraisal after the probationary appraisal is beneficial to both the employee and/or the unit.