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Did You Know?: Polish Your Work Performance

April 26, 2011, Volume 57, No. 31

Did You Know” is a monthly series that includes valuable tips to help you get the most out of the benefits and services offered by the Division of Human Resources.

Polish Your Work Performance

Performance appraisals are an ideal way to enhance your job performance. Whether you’re a veteran employee or new to the workforce, an effective performance appraisal opens the lines of communication and gives you valuable feedback about your work. That’s why it’s important for you to participate in this annual process.

Both staff members and supervisors can benefit from the performance appraisal process—from providing feedback on job expectations, performance, and accomplishments to setting goals for the upcoming year. They’re also a great way to foster and encourage professional development opportunities.

This year, performance appraisals for all eligible regular staff should be completed and entered into the Performance Appraisal Database (PAD) by June 1. Materials for the 2011 appraisal cycle are available on the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/staffrelations/performance.  For assistance and training with the performance appraisal process, contact Human Resources at (215) 898-6093.

—Division of Human Resources


Almanac - April 26, 2011, Volume 57, No. 31