The Performance Management Process (PMP) provides an opportunity for supervisors/chairs and staff to establish 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 an opportunity to:
- foster an open exchange and dialogue between supervisors and employees
- review and acknowledge progress towards a goal
- review and acknowledge completion of a goal
- highlight areas requiring improvement
- establish goals and development plans for the coming year
- recognize and celebrate accomplishments!
Due to the impact of the pandemic and our current remote work environment, this year’s PMP will be conducted using a streamlined performance evaluation form, rather than completing the process through the OPM. To access last year's Self Evaluation and Evaluation forms, please visit the Online PMP system. We encourage supervisors/chairs to find ways to connect with the staff and complete the process by June 30, 2020.
To support this process, learning sessions will be available for will be provided for Staff and Supervisors/Chairs to provide an overview of the form and suggestions on how to prepare for a productive and engaging dialogue. If your department wants to explore additional resources, there are some excellent tips and references to online training videos available from LinkedIn Learning. Please see the announcement below for more information.
In addition, we have created some Tips and Suggestions for Supervisors/Chairs and for Staff to help you prepare for this important conversation. You may download an electronic copy of the PMP 2019-20 Evaluation Form as either a fillable PDF or a Word document. Once completed, a copy can be sent to the Office of Human Resources (OHR) to be included in the PMP records, and shared with the Department Head or Senior Manager. Supervisors/Chairs and Staff can also keep a copy of the form for their own records. Please follow the instructions below to save the form before sending it to the OHR to be included in your record. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.