Performance Process Overview and General Information
The purpose of performance management at VCU is to establish a clear, consistent foundation for creating meaningful performance goals strategically aligned with university goals, tracking employee progress, providing valuable feedback, and evaluating overall performance. Performance management begins with the establishment of clear expectations and well-defined behaviors that cascade from the university’s strategic priorities and values to the school/unit level and to each employee, providing a direct line of sight from the individual’s performance goals to the university’s mission and vision. It includes a mechanism for managers to discuss with employees useful and meaningful feedback on accomplishments or areas for improvement and also includes helpful tips for managers to have coaching discussions with employees on career growth as well as rewarding, motivating, and recognizing high performers.
Roles and responsibilities
All University and Academic Professionals and Classified Employees participate in the university’s performance management process. The successful implementation of the performance management process requires the engagement of employees, managers, university leadership, and human resources staff.
Please review the Performance Management Accountability & Responsibility section of the guide to learn more about:
- Employee Responsibilities
- Manager Responsibilities
- VP, Dean, and Department Head Responsibilities
- VCU Human Resource Responsibilities
- HR Professional Responsibilities