Write a Year End Review and Assign Merit Pay


Role of Supervisor

  • Understand the University’s Performance Management process
  • Communicate division, department, and team priorities
  • Establish and communicate clear annual performance expectations with each employee
  • Ensure that every employee has performance goals each year and approve them within UR Talent Web
  • Check in with each employee regularly on performance, accomplishments, and development
  • Write, assign a rating, and submit a performance review for every staff employee annually
  • Know how to use UR Talent Web
  • Recommend merit pay amount

Role of Human Resources

  • Establish and communicate the annual performance timeline
  • Manage the system to document performance evaluations and goals
  • Provide training and resources on goal setting, performance management, performance conversations and UR Talent Web
  • Ensure that all employees have a performance rating assigned in UR Talent Web each year

Process Steps

  1. Review the goals established for each employee, assess progress, and document examples, feedback, and input from co-workers, colleagues, and clients (this can be done throughout the year in the goals comments section of UR Talent Web).
  2. Consider what has helped the employee achieve goals and what things might be getting in the way.
  3. Once the performance reviews are open in UR Talent Web, document the progress made against each goal in UR Talent Web. Use the rating definitions to assign an overall rating for the year, include overall comments on performance, save the document, and schedule a performance conversation.
  4. Hold the performance conversation.
  5. Once the conversation is complete, go back into UR Talent Web, sign and submit the document by the established University due date.
  6. The document will then go to the employee in UR Talent Web. The employee can add comments and will need to sign and submit in order for the review process to be complete.