Performance Management - University Staff

Performance Management For University Staff

UCCS believes all employees are the key to our success. We strive to hire, develop, and keep the best employees. We encourage, support, and compensate employees based on our philosophy of recognizing and rewarding exceptional performance.

We believe that performance management is an on-going and daily process, not just an annual event.

We require managers and employees to conduct a formal annual performance review based on the requirements specific to their employment group. This review documents and highlights the previous year’s accomplishments and overall performance.

Evaluation Timelines and Forms

University Staff

We do encourage ongoing conversations concerning performance to occur between the employee and supervisor throughout the year.


July 1 - June 30

Performance evaluation period.

June 30

Evaluation period ends.

September 1

Annual performance forms must be submitted to Supervisors and employees should retain copies of the final evaluations for their records.

Rating Scales

University Staff: 1-5 Scale

Select a rating level to view a detailed explanation
  • Consistently fails to meet expectations and improvement is needed in most aspects of position

  • Frequently fails to meet expectations and improvement is needed in these areas.

  • Consistently fulfills performance expectations and periodically may exceed them. Work is of high quality in all significant areas of responsibility.

  • Always achieves performance expectations and frequently exceeds them. Demonstrates performance of a very high level of quality in all areas of responsibility.

  • Far exceeds performance expectations on a consistent and uniform basis. Work is of exceptional quality in all essential areas of responsibility. In addition, makes an exceptional or unique contribution in achievement of the unit, department, and University objectives.

Training Opportunities

Human Resources offers training sessions for supervisors and employees focused around how to prepare for annual performance evaluations but also how to manage performance throughout the entire year. It is important to understand the difference between performance evaluation and performance management. The available training helps provide an understanding that performance evaluations are a tool of performance management. Performance evaluations are used to document accomplishments and are a metric of how well an employee performed in a given area. Management is connected to the mission and larger vision and is used to plan and develop department business practices.  Visit the UCCS Human Resources Training Website to learn more about Performance Management training.

Submitting Evaluation Forms
HR requires the Annual Performance Forms to be submitted. The planning and self-evaluation pages may be kept with the employee and/or department. The Performance Forms may be submitted by attaching the forms to an email to Supervisors or department business partners may attach multiple evaluations to one email message. The due dates for the forms are listed at the top of the page, they differ for each employee class.

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