Human Resources

Performance Evaluations

Performance Evaluations 2015- 2016

Welcome to the Performance Management Website! Here you will find information on performance management as well as new tools, resources, and workshops to assist in the performance evaluation process. Please note—there is now one Evaluation Worksheet (a word doc) that can be used by all staff for all phases of the evaluation process. Check out our Helpful Resources and Worksheets section at the bottom of this webpage.

Performance Management

The backbone of any great organization is its people and the meaningful contributions that they make to the strategic priorities and organizational community. Performance management is an ongoing, cyclical process that integrates performance planning and goal setting, ongoing honest feedback and communication, and formal evaluation in which everyone plays an important role. The process provides the opportunity to set and clarify expectations and goals, discuss and assess performance, recognize accomplishments, compare perspectives, and explore new opportunities. Performance management is a very effective approach to supporting and improving individual and organizational performance, growth, and development.

The performance evaluation process at Emerson is designed to support the broader performance management process. This process spans three evaluation phases: the Employee Plan, the Employee Self-Evaluation, and the Supervisor Evaluation, which includes the Evaluation Review Meeting.

Peformance Evaluation Cycle
Peformance Evaluation Cycle

All phases of the process are important and interdependent, and are grounded in ongoing feedback and communication.  In each phase, employees and supervisors take time to plan, reflect, and discuss the employee’s performance and development across their: job responsibilities, individual professional goals, competencies, values, and professional and career development goals. During the evaluation review meeting, supervisors meet with each of their employees to review and final evaluation and the overall performance rating for the year. Feedback and goals from the previous year’s evaluation roll directly into the next year’s performance planning and goal setting, and the cycle continues.

The due date for the completion of all final evaluations is August 5, 2016.  It is the expectation that all evaluations be finalized and acknowledged in the system by this date.

To assist you in planning and completing the steps associated with each phase of the process by this due date, suggested timeframes for completion are outlined below. Supervisors and staff members may move through the process ahead of the outlined dates. 

Key Dates with Suggested Dates for Completion:

  • Employee Plan: Completed Fall 2015
  • Self- Evaluation:  April 25, 2015 (Apr 25  through June 17, 2016)
  • Supervisor Evaluation: April 25, 2015 (June 17  through July 15, 2016)
  • Evaluation Review Meeting: April 25, 2015 (July 15  through Aug 5, 2016)
  • Final Evaluations DUE!: August 5, 2016

Anything in italtics is the suggested dates of completion for that step.

Eligibility: Non-faculty, regular status staff hired on or before March 31, 2016 have access to the Performance evaluation System.

*IMPORTANT: 

The system will not allow access to the next action item/step in the process until the previous step is completed. 

Examples:

  • You will only be able to access your Self-Evaluation after you have completed your Employee Plan (entered and clicked “COMPLETE” in PeopleAdmin).
  • Final Evaluation with Overall Performance Rating is not complete until the employee and supervisor acknowledge Evaluation Review Meeting occurred. (supervisor clicks “COMPLETE” and employee clicks “ACKNOWLEDGE” in system)

PeopleAdmin is our electronic Performance Management System. This system allows all staff and supervisors to enter and access this year’s evaluation, comments, progress notes, and attachments; view where you are in the process; view and complete your action items; and view past evaluations stored in the system. Information you enter is stored in files that can be accessed by you, your supervisor, and Human Resources.

To Access PeopleAdmin:

  • Go to emerson.peopleadmin.com/portal.
  • Emerson’s CAS page will open.
  • Enter your Emerson user name and password (same ones you use to sign into email).
  • Your PeopleAmin Employee Portal will open.

*IMPORTANT: 

The system will not allow access to the next action item/step in the process until the previous step is completed.  Action items marked OVERDUE are either incomplete or have not been completed on time. Action items marked OPEN are ready to be worked on.

Examples:

  • You will only be able to access your Self-Evaluation after you have completed your Employee Plan (entered and clicked “COMPLETE” in PeopleAdmin).
  • Final Evaluation with Overall Performance Rating is not complete until the employee and supervisor acknowledge Evaluation Review Meeting occurred. (supervisor clicks “COMPLETE” and employee clicks “ACKNOWLEDGE” in system)

Need Help?

If your Employee Portal page does not open or if you have questions about navigating in PeopleAdmin or questions concerning completing your evaluations, please call or email Human Resources at 617-824-8580 or emersonHR@emerson.edu.

Resources - PeopleAdmin

Click on any of the links below to open and download the resources (in PDF)

We are offering two types of workshops:  one for all staff members and the other specifically for supervisors.  Supervisors may choose to attend both workshops depending on their needs. 

Both workshops include information on how to navigate in PeopleAdmin.

WORKSHOP: ALL STAFF - Writing Your Self-Evaluation

  • Monday: June 6 (10:00 – 11:30am)
  • Tuesday: June 7 (1:00  –  2:30pm)  
  • Wednesday: June 8 (10:00 – 11:30am)
  • Monday: June 13 (1:00 –  2:30pm)   
  • Tuesday: June 14 (10:00 – 11:30am)  

WORKSHOP: SUPERVISORS - Performance Management & Supervisor Evaluations

  • Thursday: June 9th (1:00 -2:30pm)
  • Monday: June 13th (10:00 - 11:30am)
  • Tuesday: June 14th (1:00 - 2:30pm)
  • Tuseday: June 28th (10:00 - 11:30pm)
  • Wednesday: June 29th (10:00 - 11:30am)

To Register: Please go to the Events and Workshops page 

Workshop Location:  HR Training Room, 8 Park Plaza, 2nd fl., Transportation Building Workshop

Calendar: Click here to open and download the Workshop Calendar

Lynda.com Course: Click here for Lynda.com Performance Review Fundamentals course description and access information

There are new tools and resource materials available to assist you in completing the performance evaluation process. Please click on any of the links below for additional helpful instructions.

Some of the many benefits to performance management include opportunities to:

  • Clarify expectations and desired outcomes
  • Build rapport and understanding through communication and coaching
  • Identify and develop skills and competencies
  • Empower and prepare individuals for future career growth
  • Develop, measure, and accomplish performance and professional goals
  • Align individual contributions with strategic outcomes
  • Recognize accomplishments