UCOP emphasizes the importance of year-round employee development, and of conducting regular performance appraisals. Performance feedback is the foundation for improving performance and for cultivating employee development, and is one of the most important functions of a manager. Each year, managers and supervisors should work with employees to develop performance goals that:

  • Direct the employee's efforts toward achieving specific results;
  • Accomplish strategic and organizational objectives; and
  • Identify opportunities for performance improvement and professional growth.

These performance goals help to establish the criteria for an employee's annual performance appraisal and communicate performance expectations.

Performance appraisals are a snapshot in time, formalizing the feedback for the fiscal year. Resources available in this section will help managers and employees during the appraisal process and throughout the year.

Performance appraisal process

Resources and forms to help employees and supervisors work through the performance appraisal process.

Learning resources

Employees and managers can benefit from utilizing the online resources and classroom training on the performance appraisal process.