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.