The Performance Management Process (PMP) is one of the most important interactions between supervisors and employees, and the most important measure of employee performance. It assists in establishing mutual understandings of the responsibilities and the performance expectations associated with a position. It also provides a mechanism for employees to contribute to the achievement of Amherst College’s strategic goals and mission. This process is also an opportunity to recognize accomplishments, highlight areas requiring improvement, and establish goals and development plans for the coming year.
Supervisors will be required to complete an annual review for each of their direct staff members.
New for 2022
We have streamlined the Annual Review by shifting the division head's check to be an optional step rather than required.
We will be introducing competencies into our Performance Management Process. There will be eight Staff Core Competencies rather than the 25 Performance Factors from previous Performance Evaluations. Supervisors and staff members who are familiar with the 25 Performance Factors will see similarities in the Staff Core Competencies so though they may bring a slightly different emphasis, the concepts themselves are not new. Since we are using the Staff Core Competencies for the first time, and will therefore consider this cycle to be a pilot program. To familiarize yourself with these competencies, please visit the Staff Core Competencies webpage.
Please keep in mind the following:
- This year the pilot PMP process will not be tied to compensation decisions. All staff members will receive a standard base salary increase.
- Although the annual review will not be directly linked to compensation, participation is still required since the goal-setting included in this year’s annual review will drive the PMP process going forward and will provide the foundation for the annual review in 2023, which will again be linked to compensation.
- We will be actively seeking feedback on the Staff Core Competencies throughout the 2022 - 2023 PMP cycle.
- We will be utilizing Workday to complete the on-line performance management process, which provides an opportunity to review progress, modify and implement goals and celebrate accomplishments. On Monday, April 18, 2022, all staff members will receive a notification from Workday that will announce the start of the self evaluation process. Click here to view the Quick Resource Guide for the Workday process.