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Professional development: Performance reviews

Performance reviews

Performance development plan (PDP)

Each year supervisors complete a one-on-one performance review with their employees. In these reviews, supervisors provide feedback about the performance of the previous year and set goals for the year to come. It is Calvin’s goal to provide honest feedback to employees to help them improve in their current work and to develop the skills necessary to achieve future career goals. Supervisors should have meaningful check-in meetings with staff members on a consistent basis to discuss job performance and evaluate the completion of the goals. The annual performance review serves as an official statement of what has been discussed throughout the year between the supervisor and employee.

If you identify areas of needed improvement during the performance review process, there are resources available such as on-campus or off-campus training, mentoring relationships and classes. Employees may also seek an adjustment of duties to assist in job improvement. If an employee needs help in a certain area of the job, he or she is encouraged to try to make arrangements with his or her supervisor and/or human resources to arrange for training or assistance in that area.

PDP forms

Required documents

These two documents are required to be a part of every PDP submitted to human resources. This system includes evaluations for both supervisors and employees.

Employee self reflection PDP form (Word versionAdobe pdf version)

Supervisor PDP form (Word versionAdobe pdf version)

Supplemental document

This document is not required, but has been used successfully by other departments in the past. Feel free to submit these evaluations in addition to the required documents if you believe they will help you provide a more robust evaluation of your employees.