The myPerformance appraisal process is required for all full-time benefit eligible staff that helps enrich your annual performance appraisal and keep track of your performance year-round. In the Resources section, you will find helpful materials such as an outline of the performance appraisal process, training courses to develop your performance management skills and tips to assist you with setting performance goals.
Purpose of Performance Appraisals
The performance appraisal process provides a mechanism for employees to contribute to the achievement of UMKC’s vision and organizational objectives. It facilitates communication between employees and their immediate supervisor by providing a structure for feedback on performance. We are committed to the success of the process in order to:
- Fully develop employee potential and improve communication relating to performance
- Provide a method to reward employees on a merit basis (based on overall budget considerations)
- Improve productivity and the performance of the university
- Reinforce UMKC’s mission, value and culture
The objectives of the performance appraisal are to provide feedback on the past performance of employees, to agree on standards for future performance, and to develop goals and objectives for personal and professional growth. For these objectives to be achieved, both managers and their staff must have a good understanding of the process and fully support it.
The performance appraisal, however, is not a substitute for periodic and continuous review of an employee’s job performance. Supervisors should conduct reviews regularly during the year in order to discuss the employee’s progress toward accomplishing desired results and to address ongoing issues. Good employee relations are built upon fair and equitable treatment. We must base our treatment of employees on definite standards, applied fairly and without discrimination. The performance appraisal is a tool to honestly and objectively evaluate performance.
myPerformance Appraisal Process Training
If you have any questions about myPerformance or need assistance, please contact your myPerformance administrator Megan Gonzalez, or for technical assistance, contact Mercedes Tillman. Alternatively, the UMHR Service Center can be reached at (573) 884-6996 or via email at myPerformance@umsystem.edu.
Using myPerformance Throughout the Year
myPerformance is an excellent tool for employees and supervisors to keep track of performance throughout the year because as you know, performance management does not just occur during the performance appraisal! The myPerformance system provides numerous opportunities for managing performance such as: goal setting, journaling and development planning. Please review the video below for additional details.
Reporting for Managers in myPerformance
Managers and supervisors have access to a myriad of reports and other helpful data within the myPerformance system. This information is helpful not only after an appraisal period but useful during the calibration phase of your process. Please review the video below for helpful information.