Performance and Staff Development Program
The Performance and Staff Development Program materials for 1999 are
now available online at the Division of Human Resources web site at www.hr.upenn.edu. The materials are
available in various formats, including Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word for
Windows, Wordperfect for Windows and Microsoft Word for Macintosh. The
program materials that are available online include:
- Performance and Staff Development Plans
- Self-Appraisal Worksheets
- Guidelines to the Performance and Staff Development Program--A Supervisory
- Completing the Performance and Staff Development Plan--12 Quick Tips
for Supervisors and Managers
In response to feedback and recommendations from the University community
and in support of our continuing effort to strengthen the Performance and
Staff Development Program, several changes were made to the materials for
this appraisal cycle. The changes include:
- Supervisors will give staff members feedback via the Performance Plan
(or an alternate format) on key competencies that are vital to their success
in current positions and/or will enhance their professional development.
Staff members will also have an opportunity to self-assess the key competency
areas via the Self-Appraisal Worksheet and make suggestions for competency
areas they want to further develop.
- There are separate Performance and Staff Development Plans for weekly
and monthly paid staff. The content of the two Performance Plans is similar
except for some minor differences in the competency areas. The Self-Appraisal
Worksheets mirror the Performance Plans and reflect the minor differences
in the competency areas for weekly and monthly paid staff.
- This year, an additional rating definition has been added in response
to overwhelming feedback from the community. There are now four definitions
to describe overall performance.
For more information about the Performance and Staff Development Plan,
access the Division of Human Resources web site at www.hr.upenn.edu
or contact the Division of Human Resources, Staff & Labor Relations
at (215) 898-6093.
--Division of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 24, March 16, 1999
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