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Employee Performance Evaluations

    Title:

    Employee Performance Evaluations

    Publication date:

    9/22/2014

    Effective date:

    6/28/2002

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    Performance feedback is an ongoing, yearlong process at Berkeley Lab. Supervisors must provide each of their direct reports with a written performance evaluation annually, using the approved process. This written evaluation is the formal part of the performance feedback process. Additional written evaluations may be done if circumstances warrant.

    Who Should Read This Policy

    This policy applies to the following employee classifications: Career and Term.This policy does not apply to the following employee classifications: Limited, Faculty, Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA), Student Assistant, Rehired Retiree, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Visiting Researcher.

    To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

    The POLICY tab on this wiki page

    Contact Information

    For more information, contact your division's Human Resources Center.

    Feedback on HR policies or procedures is welcomed. Send comments to hrpolicies@lbl.gov.

    Title:

    Employee Performance Evaluations

    Publication date:

    9/22/2014

    Effective date:

    6/28/2002

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

    This policy describes the objectives of the Laboratory's annual employee-performance evaluations.
    The objectives of the written evaluation are to:

    1. Establish an understanding between the employee and supervisor regarding job responsibilities and expectations and work deliverables (goals)
    2. Provide an opportunity for two-way discussion of employee progress, career development, and department goals
    3. Establish/reestablish standards, goals, expectations, and development plans
    4. Document performance and progress against previously established goals and expectations
    5. Provide input to the salary process

    B. Persons Affected

    This policy applies to the following employee classifications: Career and Term.This policy does not apply to the following employee classifications: Limited, Faculty, Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA), Student Assistant, Rehired Retiree, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Visiting Researcher.

    C. Exceptions

    Employees holding limited, faculty, graduate student research assistant, student assistant, rehired retiree, postdoctoral, and visiting postdoctoral fellow appointments are excluded from this policy.

    D. Policy Statement

    Performance feedback is an ongoing, yearlong process. Supervisors must provide each of their direct reports with a written performance evaluation annually, using the approved process. This written evaluation is the formal part of the performance feedback process. Additional written evaluations may be done if circumstances warrant.

    E. Roles and Responsibilities

    Role

    Responsibility

    Division directors

    Are responsible for implementation of this policy within their organizations

    Department heads

    Are responsible for implementation of this policy within their organizations

    Employees

    Are responsible for:

    • Seeking clarification about their duties, responsibilities, and/or expectations
    • Seeking input about their performance on an ongoing basis
    • Improving their performance and their own development

    Human Resources Department

    • Provides training to supervisors on conducting performance evaluations
    • Assesses the effectiveness of the current performance evaluation process
    • Works with management to ensure that the process is an effective tool for both management and employees

    Supervisors

    • Must provide each of their direct reports with a written performance evaluation annually, using the approved process
    • Are responsible for:
      • Ensuring that each employee has a current position description and expectations and goals, and that the employee has a clear understanding of his or her responsibilities
      • Providing feedback to the employee so that he or she knows where improvement is needed
      • Promoting employee-development opportunities
      • Providing the employee with a formal, written evaluation of the employee's performance at least once a year

    F. Definitions/Acronyms

    Term

    Definition

    Employee

    An individual who receives a paycheck from the Laboratory

    Supervisory employees

    Supervisory employees are defined by the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) as individuals who, regardless of their job descriptions or titles, directly supervise two or more employees, and (1) have authority in the interest of the employer to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees; or (2) have responsibility to direct them, adjust their grievances, or effectively recommend such action if, in connection with the foregoing, the exercise of such authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature but requires the use of independent judgment. Employees whose duties are substantially similar to those of their subordinates shall not be considered to be supervisory employees.

    G. Recordkeeping Requirements

    none

    H. Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

     

     Performance Review Form

    Form

     

     Self-Assessment Form

    Form

     

     

     

    I. Contact Information

    For more information, contact your division's Human Resources Center.

    Feedback on HR policies or procedures is welcomed. Send comments to hrpolicies@lbl.gov.

    J. Revision History

    Date

    Revision

    By whom

    Revision Description

    Section(s) affected

    Change Type

    1/2/2012

    0

    M. Bello

    Re-write for wiki (brief)

    All

    Minor

    9/22/2014

    1

    L. Westphal

    Re-write for wiki (policy)

    All

    Minor

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Employee Performance Evaluations

    Document number

    02.05.001.000

    Revision number

    1

    Publication date:

    9/22/2014

    Effective date:

    6/28/2002

    Next review date:

    1/2/2015

    Policy Area:

    Employee Development

    RPM Section (home)

    Human Resources

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

    Section 2.03

    Functional Division

    Human Resources

    Prior reference information (optional)

    RPM Section 2.03

    Source Requirements Documents

    Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

     

     Performance Review Form

    Form

     

     Self-Assessment Form

    Form

     

     

     

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