Introduction to Performance Management

Performance management is one of a manager's/supervisor's most important contributions to excellence at Berkeley. As a cycle that continues throughout the year, effective performance management aligns the efforts of managers/supervisors and employees with department and campus objectives, promotes consistency in performance reviews, and motivates all employees to perform at their best. The process should be conducted with fairness and transparency.

Performance Management Phase III: Review

The performance review summarizes the employee's contributions over the entire appraisal period (usually one year). It may occur as often as is necessary to acknowledge the employee for accomplishments and to plan together for improved performance.

Preparing for the Review

Much of the hard work of reviewing performance should be carried out before the formal meeting. Prior to the meeting managers can encourage employee involvement by asking the employee to:

Motivate Staff to Continue Developing Their Skills

What supervisors can do:

  • Encourage employees to take ownership of their jobs and to strive for personal excellence.
  • Be knowledgeable, and share resources and referrals.
  • Make sure job responsibilities are clear and useful.
  • Discuss skills that are essential to be successful in the job.
  • Provide opportunities for increased responsibility and career advancement.
  • Give honest recognition for work achievements.
  • Model the need for continuous learning.

Support Performance Development

Release Notes



Check out our latest Release Notes here. Check back often for updates to your technical issues with our performance planning and review webform. Please note that during this pilot year of the online program, automatic email notifications were not included in the project scope. We are working on them (and other great features) for FY17.