UFHR steps back to assess staff performance appraisal process

Managers may still elect to complete staff performance appraisals

In 2017, UF Human Resources began an assessment of the way staff performance appraisals are conducted, seeking a more contemporary and useful approach than the current process that has remained virtually unchanged for the past 20 years. As a result, this year, employees may find that their annual performance appraisals are different than they have been in the past as colleges and work areas choose to approach the appraisal process on their own. In some cases, colleges or departments may choose to allow the employees’ performance ratings from last year to carry forward. UFHR is not requiring appraisals be completed this year unless a change in an employee’s performance level has occurred.

Employees who are in a probationary status should still receive performance appraisals before the end of their probationary periods.

In the absence of an evaluation this year, evaluation ratings provided in 2017 will carry forward. For example, if an employee was rated at the “achieves” level in March 2017, that rating will be assumed to continue for March 2018. However, if a significant change in performance occurs or has occurred, managers should complete an evaluation for that employee either in March or at another time deemed appropriate by the manager.

Watch for more information from UFHR regarding changes to the staff performance appraisal process in the coming months.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please email EmployeeRelations@hr.ufl.edu or contact your Employee Relations representative at one of the following locations:

UFHR Director of Employee Relations
Brook Mercier
903 W. University Ave.
P.O. Box 115000
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 392-2477
Email: bmercier@ufl.edu

UFHR Employee Relations Satellite Offices

E&G and Auxiliaries
P.O. Box 115003
903 W. University Ave.
Phone: (352) 392-6615
Fax: (352) 392-1726

Health Science Center
P.O. Box 100346
HSC Room H-8
Phone: (352) 392-3786
Fax: (352) 273-9046

P.O. Box 110281
Room 2044 McCarty Hall D
Phone: (352) 392-4777
Fax: (352) 392-3226

Facilities Services/Business Affairs HR
P.O. Box 117700
Building 701, Radio Road
Phone: (352) 392-2333
Fax: (352) 846-2043