University policy requires that Unclassified Professional Staff employees receive a formal, written performance evaluation by his/her supervisor at least once a year. Evaluations are a mechanism to provide feedback and documentation about an employee’s performance through a defined time period, and can provide clear communication of job expectations and goals. Performance Evaluations also can serve as a constructive tool that assists mentoring employees on areas of improvement and professional growth.
Templates for Staff
The University is currently implementing an electronic Performance Management System as a component of Goal 5 of KU's strategic plan, Bold Aspirations, which stipulates that "Developing Excellence in People" is a key to the long term success of the university. The third and final phase of implementation will occur in 2017. Departments included in the first two phases of implementation will use the performance evaluation form within the Performance Management System to evaluate performance of calendar year 2016. To access the Performance Management System, please log into the MyTalent site. For more information about the Performance Management System, including a listing of what departments are in the final phase that will begin 2017, please visit the Performance Management System Project Page. The forms listed below are available to departments awaiting implementation of the Performance Management System.
Staff Evaluation Templates
Templates for Managers/Supervisors/Directors
Please refer to the forms below for manager, supervisor and director evaluation templates:
- Manager Evaluation: Narrative based template with a rating scale for evaluating performance at the managers level.
- Supervisor Evaluation: Detailed template with instructions on how to complete the form for supervisor evaluations.
- Director Evaluation: Detailed template to evaluate performance at the directors level by indicating strengths and weakness and if needed, to outline a practical improvement program.
For more information, please refer to the Unclassified Professional Staff Annual Evaluations FAQs. Once an evaluation has been completed, please report it through our UPS Evaluation Webform.