Performance Rating Guidelines
The following guidelines are illustrative, but not exhaustive, concerning the standards of performance expected for each rating level on the overall rating on the Classified Employee Performance Evaluation and Libraries’ Faculty Performance Evaluation forms. These guidelines are not meant to be a rigid criteria, but are offered to assist employees and supervisors in understanding and applying the performance ratings.
The “exemplary” and “exceeds expectations” categories build on the “meets expectations” category; employees who rate in these categories meet the requirements of the preceding category.
|Illustrative Examples (including, but not limited to)
Reserved for employees who provide an exceptional level of performance or service and who regularly and substantially exceed overall expectations. Outstanding performers work with little or no supervision and generate output that is exceptionally high in quality, quantity, and timeliness. The individual assumes a very high level of responsibility for his or her own performance, contributes to the articulation and definition of new programs or services, and stands as a model for other staff. Employees rated at this level have typically achieved extraordinary results that have readily demonstrable benefits to the Libraries. Also, these employees demonstrate most of the characteristics described in the illustrative examples. Outcomes are of such quality that they occur among only a small number of employees.
Same as “consistently exceeds expectations” but to a lesser degree. The employee's performance regularly exceeds the work requirements. The employee demonstrates a desire and ability to excel in performance. Employees rated at this level demonstrate most of the characteristics described in the illustrative examples.
Employees rated at this level regularly meet and occasionally exceed expectations. A rating at this level indicates that the employee is a competent, productive, and valued member of the team. A fully successful employee consistently meets expectations within specified time and cost limits, understands and supports library-wide goals and priorities, contributes innovative and creative approaches to meeting and furthering achievement of the University Libraries' mission. Employees rated at this level demonstrate most of the characteristics described in the illustrative examples.
Employees who do not regularly meet overall expectations or who regularly meet or exceed job performance expectations in some areas, but do not regularly meet expectations in other performance areas. The employee has demonstrated some willingness or ability to improve performance and resolve deficiencies that are less than satisfactory and which require that steps be taken to improve performance. Employees in this category need improvement to reach the fully successful level. When performance is at this level, corrective action is warranted.
|DOES NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS
Employees at this level clearly and consistently fail to meet all or most significant job expectations. The employee shows either unwillingness or an inability to improve. When performance is at this level, disciplinary action will be taken.