University Staff Performance Evaluations

It is hard to believe we are already almost a month in to the new year, and with it begins the University Staff performance evaluation process for the evaluation period of January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. As a supervisor, it is your role to initiate the annual review process with University Staff who report to you.

Annual performance evaluations are a key component to employee performance and development and provide employees and their supervisors an opportunity to discuss job performance, set goals for professional development, establish objectives for contributing to the department’s mission, and discuss expectations and accomplishments.

Please review the presentation on Managing and Evaluating Employee Performance to familiarize yourself with this process and your responsibilities. If you would prefer an in-person training session on this topic, please contact


In line with UW System compensation guidelines and the UW-Green Bay Compensation and Pay Plan Policy, all compensation adjustments must be based upon merit and employee performance. Therefore, any future pay adjustments, including base rate adjustments and Board of Regents approved pay plan, will be contingent upon satisfactory performance. In addition, supervisors must have up-to-date, documented performance evaluations on file for all direct reports in order to receive pay adjustments.

Changes due to the impact of COVID-19

As part of the Performance Evaluation process, it is important that we recognize the opportunities, challenges and changes in the way employees did work due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In Spring, the University Staff Committee petitioned and received approval on a statement to adjust goals for staff on performance evaluations and recording time and effort. Please review the full statement here.

In support of the work the UW System Caregiver Taskforce has done, the University Staff Committee has requested to provide a voluntary assessment tool to employees to allow an opportunity to provide information about the impact that COVID-19 had on the employee. This voluntary assessment tool “COVID-19 Rubric” will be shared directly with all University Staff employees by the University Staff Committee in the coming days. As part of the communication, employees will be advised that should they voluntarily choose to complete the form they should submit it in conjunction with their self-evaluation (R.A.P.) to their supervisor. Supervisors are encouraged to review the submitted documentation and discuss the impacts COVID-19 had on the employee and their workload. Supervisors should include the voluntary assessment if one was completed when submitting the final performance evaluation document to Human Resources to be kept as part of the personnel file.

In an effort to facilitate timely completion, evaluations are due by Friday, March 26, 2021.

Please note that annual performance evaluations are not required for individuals who have had a probationary review on or after July 1, 2020, or for new employees that have been hired since this date. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions about the University Staff performance evaluation process.