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PDP – Why is the Employee Year-End Self-Review Important?

There are a number of benefits to completing the PDP Employee Year-End Self-Review.

You can remind your manager about the great things you have done during the review period
It’s your chance to showcase your accomplishments
Mentioning what you see as your weaknesses lets your manager know that you will be open to feedback
It is an opportunity for you to be an active participant in the process and to take responsibility for your own professional development plan
It helps you organize your thoughts in preparation for the conversation with your manager

The Employee Year-End Self-Review is completed on your Online PDP at http://go.wlu.edu/pdp
For more information on Performance Development go to http://www.wlu.edu/x54765.xml

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PDP Training During Winter Academy

It’s All About Me!!! The Employee’s Role in Performance Development
Do you find yourself dreading your performance review each year? Does your supervisor do all the talking? Do you feel that you don’t fully understand your supervisor’s expectations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you. This information will help you better prepare for the year-end self-review and performance conversation with your supervisor so that you can share in the responsibility for your own performance and professional development.
Sign up at http://go.wlu.edu/winteracademy for It’s All About Me!! The Role of the Employee in the Year-End Performance Review offered on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 2:30-3:30 pm in Elrod Commons Room 345.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Performance Reviews – Year End Process/Calibration

The Year-End window in the Online Performance Development Plan (PDP) is open for non-faculty employees and their supervisors to complete year-end performance evaluations. The Year-End window will be open through January 31, 2013. Directors, Vice Presidents, Deans and the Provost may set deadlines for completion in their areas earlier than January 31, 2013.
As a reminder, the steps in the Year-End PDP process are as follows:

The employee completes a self-assessment which includes comments and self-ratings of employee goals and competencies. This is recommended but not required of the employee.
The supervisor completes an assessment of employee goals and competencies in the online PDP. This is required of the supervisor.
The supervisor submits completed evaluations (PDPs) to a Calibration process by the deadline. Deadlines earlier than January 31st may be set by the Directors, Vice Presidents, Deans and the Provost.
The University Calibration Process is completed.
The performance conversation between employee and supervisor takes places only after the supervisor has been notified that University Calibration is complete.

To view the timeline go to http://www.wlu.edu/documents/humanresources/PDPYearEndTimeline%202012.pdf

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Performance Reviews – How to Complete the First Step, the Employee Self-Assessment

Employees are asked to complete a PDP self-assessment in which they are provided the opportunity to rate themselves and make comments regarding PDP goals and competencies. This opportunity is found by using the PDP Employee Year-End Tab at http://go.wlu.edu/pdp
Although it is not required, the employee self-assessment is important. A PowerPoint summary regarding the importance of the Employee Self-Assessment in the Performance Development Plan at Year-End may be found at http://www.wlu.edu/documents/humanresources/EmployeeSelfAssessmentinthePDPatYearEnd.pdf
A training session on the Role of the Employee in the Year-End Performance Review will be offered on December 11th, 2012. Employees can sign up for this training session through the Winter Academy Event Manager at http://go.wlu.edu/winteracademy

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PDP Year-End

Effective November 1, 2012, the Year-End window in the Online Performance Development Plan (PDP) is open and accessible for (non-faculty) employees and their supervisors to complete year-end performance evaluations. The Year-End window is open from November 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013 (HR Deadline). Directors, Vice Presidents, Deans and the Provost may set deadlines for completion in their areas earlier than January 31, 2013.
The steps in the Year-End PDP process are as follows:

The employee completes a self-assessment which includes comments and self-ratings of employee goals and competencies. This is recommended but not required of the employee.
The supervisor completes an assessment of employee goals and competencies in the online PDP. This is required of the supervisor.
The supervisor submits completed evaluations (PDPs) to a Calibration process by the deadline. Deadlines earlier than January 31st may be set by the Directors, Vice Presidents, Deans and the Provost.
The University Calibration Process is completed.
The performance conversation between employee and supervisor takes places only after the supervisor has been notified that University Calibration is complete.

 
For more information about the PDP, please contact me or refer to information on the following web sites:
To access the online PDP for you or your direct report, go to http://go.wlu.edu/pdp
For more information about the calendar-year performance timeline, go to http://www.wlu.edu/Documents/humanresources/Calendar-Year%20Performance%20Cycle.pdf
Definitions of performance ratings for goals and competencies are found at http://www.wlu.edu/documents/humanresources/PDPRatingsChartofDefinitions.pdf
Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information/training.
 

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PDP Training – It’s All About Me!!! The Employee’s Role in Performance Development

Hillel Multipurpose Room 101
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
10:00 – 11:00 AM
 
Do you find yourself dreading your performance review each year? Does your supervisor do all the talking? Do you feel that you don’t fully understand your supervisor’s expectations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you. Amy Barnes and Sherry Wright will present this session to help you better prepare for goal setting, and for the mid-year and year-end conversations so that you can share in the responsibility for your own performance and professional development.
To sign up go to http://go.wlu.edu/stafftraining

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PDP Mid-Year Review

The Mid-Year Review is a required step in the Performance Development Plan (PDP) where there is a documented need for employee performance improvement. For others, although not required, it is still a highly encouraged part of the performance process. During the Mid-Year Review the employee can highlight accomplishments so far this year and the manager can give valuable feedback to the employee regarding performance. Most importantly, the Mid-Year Review is an opportunity for employees and their managers to clarify performance expectations and plan for the remainder of the performance year.
For more information, visit the HR website at http://www.wlu.edu/x54765.xml or the Online PDP at http://go.wlu.edu/pdp

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University Calibration for 2011 PDP

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University Calibration for the 2011 PDP is now complete and managers have been notified that they may proceed with performance conversations and review of the 2011 PDP with their employees.
We recommend that the 2011 performance conversation between manager and employee take place by the end of March, 2012. Take advantage of this time to discuss 2012 goals during the 2011 year-end performance conversation. If possible, we recommend that 2012 goals be recorded on the PDP by the end of March, 2012.

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Got Goals?

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It is time to record your goals in the PDP for calendar year 2012 and submit them to your supervisor for review. Whenever possible, goals should be S.M.A.R.T. – specific, measurable, aligned, realistic, and timely.
To assist in drafting your goals please refer to the Performance Toolkit SMART Goal Questionnaire on the HR website at http://www.wlu.edu/documents/humanresources/SMARTGoalQuestionnaireChecklist.pdf
To record your goals in your online PDP go to http://go.wlu.edu/pdp and click on the green button labeled “Open My 2012 Performance Review”.
Sessions on how to record your 2012 PDP goals will be held in the Smart Zone in Leyburn Library on

Tuesday, March 20 from 10:30 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, March 21 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Sign up to attend either session at http://go.wlu.edu/stafftraining

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