Performance Management

Performance Management is completed online in Talent @GW - Performance. All areas of the university are now on the same performance management cycle for staff, which runs from July 1 - June 30.

Two streamlined check-ins between you and your manager happen in January and July. At the final check-in in July, you will receive an overall rating and comments on your performance. You can read more about these check-ins below.


Managing Your Performance

Managing your performance is a continuous process, and you should communicate openly and often with your manager to discuss performance throughout the year. Touch base with your manager to clarify their expectations, get their feedback on your progress, seek mentoring on development, and ask questions to help you achieve your goals.

You will have two check-ins with your manager where you'll document your progress and get input:

  1. A midpoint check-in in January to discuss progress and get feedback
  2. A final check-in in July that includes a performance rating for the year

Check-in discussions encourage ongoing communication between you and your manager about performance and development and provide you with a way to clarify what is expected of you. They also give your manager an opportunity to provide coaching and recognize your contributions.

Talent@GW - Performance will automatically prompt employees and managers to complete the steps below.

Check-ins 

NOTE: In order to complete the midpoint check-in, you must have already established goals in Talent@GW - Performance and your manager must have approved them.

January: Midpoint check-in

1. You will be prompted to update your goal progress in Talent@GW - Performance

2. Your manager will provide feedback on your goal progress and answer two questions about your performance:

  1. What is the employee doing well that they should continue to do?
  2. What can the employee change or start doing that would make them more effective?

3. You and your manager will meet to discuss your review and sign off on the check-in.

July: Final check-in and goal setting

Final check-in

1. You will be prompted to update your goal progress in Talent@GW - Performance.

2. Your manager will provide feedback on your goal progress and answer two questions about your performance:

  1. What is the employee doing well that they should continue to do?
  2. What can the employee change or start doing that would make them more effective?

3. Your manager will provide a performance rating for your work over the course of the performance year.

4. The check-in will be submitted to your manager’s manager, known as your “Next Level Approver.” The Next Level Approver ensures accurate and consistent assessment of employee performance for their area of responsibility.

5. You and your manager will meet to discuss your check-in and rating, and will sign off on the final check-in.

 

Set goals

1. Work with your manager to set goals in Talent@GW based on your department and school/division’s priorities.

2. Once you submit goals in Talent@GW, your manager will be prompted to approve them.

3. Goals can be edited, added, and/or cancelled at any point in Talent@GW. Any change will prompt manager approval.


Resources for completing the midpoint check-in

Step-by-step guides

Manager Training

Training to support managers as they provide coaching and feedback for employees during the performance management process. Managers must register for these in-person training sessions.

Training Date/Time Location Registration
Giving Performance Feedback 1/23/19 
10:00AM-11:00AM
Foggy Bottom
Marvin Center 307
Register
Giving Performance Feedback 1/24/19 
10:00AM-11:00AM
VSTC
Enterprise 144
Register
2019 Performance Process 1/30/19
10:00AM-11:00AM
Foggy Bottom
Marvin Center 307
Register
2019 Performance Process 1/31/19
10:00AM-11:00AM
VSTC
Enterprise 144
Register

Office Hours

In-person, drop-in sessions open to all for help with performance management in Talent@GW

Date Campus Location Time
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Foggy Bottom Marvin Center 311 2:00PM-4:00PM
Thursday, January 17, 2019 VSTC Enterprise Hall 144 10:00AM-12:00PM
Thursday, January 24, 2019 VSTC Enterprise Hall 144 11:00AM-1:00PM
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Foggy Bottom Marvin Center 311 2:00PM-4:00PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Foggy Bottom Marvin Center 307 11:00AM-1:00PM
Thursday, January 31, 2019 VSTC Enterprise Hall 144 11:00AM-1:00PM
Thursday, February 7, 2019 VSTC Enterprise Hall 144 1:00PM-3:00PM
Friday, February 8, 2019 Foggy Bottom Marvin Center 311 10:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Foggy Bottom Marvin Center 311 2:00PM-4:00PM
Thursday, February 14, 2019 VSTC Enterprise Hall 144 10:00AM-12:00PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Foggy Bottom Marvin Center 311 9:00AM-11:00AM
Thursday, February 21, 2019 VSTC Enterprise Hall 144 1:00PM-3:00PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Foggy Bottom Marvin Center 311 11:00AM-1:00PM
Thursday, February 28, 2019 VSTC Enterprise Hall 144 10:00AM-12:00PM

Who to contact with questions

Please contact the HR representative for your division or school with any questions related to the Performance Management process or the Introductory Employment Period (IEP). Your HR representative can provide guidance, help you resolve issues, and collect any paperwork related to the IEP. 

 

Upcoming Office Hours

In-person, drop-in sessions open to all for help with performance management in Talent@GW

January
24
Thursday
January
24
Thursday
January
29
Tuesday
January
31
Thursday