Deadline to complete performance reviews is June 30

Human Resources is gearing up for another season of performance reviews and hopes to continue the success of having nearly everyone receive an evaluation.

By the end of October 2020, all of Pitt’s responsibility centers had submitted compliance forms detailing how many people had receive performance reviews, and the few who didn’t receive reviews were in areas with very heavy COVID-related responsibilities, such as the Center for Vaccine Research, Mark Burdsall, assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources, said in November.

The deadline for this year’s staff performance appraisals is June 30. All areas across the University are required to conduct a performance appraisal with each employee.

Performance appraisals have been reduced from nine to five assessment standards this year, Mark Burdsall, deputy vice chancellor of Human Resources, told Staff Council this week. But next year’s appraisal standards will include a new question concerning employees’ involvement with diversity, equity and inclusion in their work, he said.

Burdsall said this assessment standard is still being developed, although it was piloted last year within HR. “We wanted to be careful about the wording of it,” he said, and also wanted to give employees a year to see how diversity, equity and inclusion were factors in their job performance. His office is developing a training program to help staff members with this new portion of their annual review.

Tools and forms for this year’s evaluations can be found on HR's Performance Management web page (Pitt sign-on required). 

Responsibility centers are asked to confirm by July 31 that all of their staff have received an annual performance appraisal. HR will review a sampling of staff performance appraisals to ensure minimum requirements are met as stated by University policy.

Questions can be addressed to the Office of Human Resources by submitting a request online.


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