Performance Assessement & Improvement

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Assessing Performance
This process allows us to reflect upon and comment on what has been accomplished in the prior year. This information should include those contributions and efforts that have contributed to achieving positive results, including handling our day-to-day work. It should also include the issues that presented specific challenges or opportunities for growth and development.

As we think about our accomplishments and challenges, it is equally important to reflect upon how the work was done.  The Performance Assessment Process provides the opportunity to consider how working in a mission informed and core values focused way has assisted in achieving positive results, or may be helpful in supporting the development and growth for the individual in the future.

The 2022 performance assessment process for staff and administrators begins on Monday, June 6th. Form(s) and performance management guidebooks can be found on ECHO. The College has transitioned to a new assessment form this year.  In partnership with the Employee Forum the Office of Human Resources and the Director of the Writing Center are providing training sessions for employees and managers. The training will review the timeline, forms, and tips to write an effective assessment and SMART goals. 

Performance Assessment Training for Employees- June 7th from 10- 11:30am
Performance Assessment Training for Managers- June 13th from 10- 11:30am

You may sign up for the performance training sessions here. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at


Performance Assessment Timeline

Performance Management Task

Responsible Party

Due Date

  • Manager to Initiate PM Process.
  • Manager sends PM form to the employee to complete self-assessment.
  • Manager sends current job description to employee along with the PM form for the employee's review.


June 6th, 2022

  • Employee completes self-assessment on the PM form (Step 1) and reviews job description.
  • Completed self-assessment is submitted back to the manager.


July 1st, 2022

  • Manager reviews the self-assessment response from the employee.
  • Manager documents the prior performance period goals, including the progress and achievement of those goals.
  • Manager completes the PM form (Step 2), assigns a PM rating and drafts SMART goals to review with the employee.


July 29th, 2022

  • Manager schedules a meeting with the employee to review the PM assessment, PM rating and review goals for the upcoming assessment period.


August 12th, 2022

  • Manager submits completed PM form to appropriate division VP and HR.


August 19th, 2022


Performance Discussion Forms and Tools

Performance Management Review Form
Performance Management Guide
SMART Goal Development Guide
Performance Management Timeline