Performance Reviews at VCU: What are they?

Whether you are a manager reviewing your direct reports, or an employee completing a self-review, all reviews at VCU have three main components: SMART Goals, VCU Core Competencies, and Comprehensive Ratings. 

S.M.A.R.T. Goals - This section of the review describes job and performance expectations for employees over the performance year. (S.M.A.R.T. goals were identified at the beginning of the year as part of the performance management process.) As part of the review, employees note progress toward achieving goals and both employees and managers provide an overall rating for each approved S.M.A.R.T. goal.

VCU Core Competencies - This review section allows individuals and managers to evaluate behaviors and how they align with VCU's Core Competencies. All competencies are assigned an overall rating based on employees' behaviors over the review year.

Comprehensive Rating - This is the final, overall rating for the performance review and takes into account both performance goal achievement and behavioral competencies.