Performance Evaluation

Performance Evaluation

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.

Requirements and timeline are different for university and classified staff as well as for faculty.


Evaluation Timelines, Forms, and Rating Scales

Classified Staff
University Staff

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.

Three trainings related to performance management are available on the HR YouTube for on-demand viewing.

Additional Information and Training

There are several LinkedIn Learning courses available, below are a few handpicked options.  Sign into LinkedIn Learning through your myUCCS portal. Once you are in the portal - Go to CU Resources Home, then training.  Then click on the LinkedIn Learning tile to begin your professional development.

Submitting Evaluation Forms
HR only requires the COMPLETED Performance Rating Form to be submitted. The planning and self-evaluation pages may be kept with the employee and/or department. PLEASE DO NOT COPY WHEN ROUTING THE FORM FOR SIGNATURES IN ADOBE SIGN. The supervisor/manager may submit the final (signed) Performance Rating Form by attaching the form 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.