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Performance Management

The emphasis in LSA is NOT on the completion of forms but instead we ask employees and supervisors to learn, understand and adopt the set of principles underlying successful performance management. Our goal is to provide employees with a work culture where success is nurtured, valued and acknowledged.

A core concept of LSA Performance Management guidelines is a 180-degree shift away from emphasizing yearly “evaluations” of work. LSA’s guidelines put the emphasis on work planning and goal setting discussions between employees and supervisors, and regular and frequent two-way feedback. We expect supervisors in LSA to incorporate these concepts into their management style and we provide training in those concepts. This emphasis on proactive work planning and regular two-way feedback creates a culture where work is thoughtfully planned, regularly discussed and employees understand how their work will contribute to the success of the unit.

To support the emphases on this year-round process, supervisors and employees are asked once each year to complete and return to the College a checklist to indicate that a work plan with goals was developed and that regular communication about the work plan, including a formal end of year discussion, took place. This checklist should be collected by the unit Key Administrator and returned to the College with salary program materials.