Performance Appraisal Policy

The purpose of performance appraisal is for a supervisor and an employee to have a candid discussion about performance expectations and actual performance.

Type

Enterprise

Applies To

City Departments

Synopsis

The purpose of performance appraisal is for a supervisor and an employee to have a candid discussion about performance expectations and actual performance. The employee's actual level of performance is compared to the expected level of performance using standards that were developed by the supervisor with input from the employee. This expected level of performance is to be derived from the department work plans that in turn reflect the City's goals and desired performance  measurements. Performance measurements show what outcomes have been achieved as a result of the individual and work unit activity. The comparison of actual performance with expectations and standards serves as a basis for recognizing accomplishments and planning for improvement where deficiencies are found. Performance appraisals may also be utilized in a progressive disciplinary process to resolve continuing poor performance.

History

Policy Review Group Approval: April 7, 2016

Council ApprovalApril 29, 2016

Effective: May 9, 2016

Last Revised: April 29, 2016

Keywords

performance appraisal, performance review, performance evaluation, employee review , appraisal, review, performance, annual review, annual appraisal, performance management, development plan, employee development plan

Links

Policy

Procedures

Supporting References for Employees

  • CityTalk: visit Employee Training and Development
  • CityTalk: visit STAR Awards Program

Related Policies

Administering Department

Human Resources

Contact us

Human Resources

Phone

612-673-2282

Address

250 Fourth St. S., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m.  4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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