UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 07-05-01
SECTION: Staff Performance
SUBJECT: Performance Appraisal Program
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 19, 2013
This policy establishes a University Performance Appraisal Program which includes an
Annual Appraisal, a three-step review process during the Provisional Period of
Employment and, reviews for special circumstances. It applies to all regular full-time
and part-time staff in the Staff Classification System.
It is the responsibility of the University, through its supervisors, to evaluate the job related
performance of all staff members prior to the conclusion of each fiscal year. A Staff
Performance Appraisal form is to be completed for each staff member by the immediate
supervisor responsible for evaluating the staff member's job-related performance over the
twelve month rating period.
A Self-Appraisal form is to be completed by each employee as part of the Annual Appraisal.
The supervisor is responsible for discussing with the employee 1) expectations about job
responsibilities and performance standards, 2) evaluation of job performance during the
current rating period, and 3) objectives for the next rating period.
The staff member's signature on the Staff Performance Appraisal form is required to verify
that an appraisal was completed. The signature of the immediate supervisor and any other
appropriate signatures are also required. The staff member will receive, upon request, a
copy of the completed Staff Performance Appraisal form at the time of the review.
Provisional Period Review
There is a three-step review process for job performance for all newly hired, transferred, or
promoted staff members at the beginning, mid-point, and end of their provisional period of
The staff performance appraisal may be used at other times to reward particular
accomplishments, support requests for salary increases and/or reclassification, or document
problems with deficient performance.
Procedure 07-05-01, Performance Appraisal Program
Forms and Other Tools for the Performance Appraisal Program can be found at the Office of
Human Resources Web site