UPCOMING: Staff Performance Review and Goals

February 20, 2021
Performance Review

The 2021 staff performance review process will open March 1, 2021. There are two steps staff members can take right now to begin preparing. If you manage staff, please also refer to the manager's section at the bottom of this message for important information.

  1. Entering 2020 goals into Ignite (optional): If you and your manager created goals for 2020, you can enter those goals you have already been tracking into Ignite in order to have them included on the appraisal document. This is not required, but is an available option if you have already been tracking formal goals over the past year. You can find a job aid for entering goals in Ignite by clicking here: Entering and Updating Performance Goals. After you enter, update and mark goals as complete in Ignite, your manager must approve the goals in Ignite before the goal is available in the performance review system. If you plan to record goals in the system for this review process, please ensure that you do so no later than February 28, 2021.
  2. Compile information for your self-evaluation. Staff will have from March 1 – March 12 to enter and submit a self-evaluation in Ignite. If you would like to get a head start, you can begin organizing your thoughts for ease of copy and paste using this template.

2021 Staff Performance - Who Participates?

Performance Appraisal Required

  • Full-Time and Part-Time Staff hired before November 1, 2020
  • Full-Time Temporary Staff at Baylor more than two years (hired before March 1, 2019)

Performance Appraisal Optional (and on Request)

  • Full-Time and Part-Time Staff hired after November 1, 2020
  • Full-Time Temporary Staff at Baylor less than two years (hired after March 1, 2019); OR Part-Time Temporary Staff

Additional information about the staff performance review process, including the full timeline, is available at www.baylor.edu/hr/performance.

Please stay tuned for more information and useful tools on how to navigate the performance review process. In a year of unique challenges where job responsibilities, work locations, and even reporting relationships may have shifted, we’ll be available to help you, your manager, and your department have a successful review process that creates feedback and goal setting for another great year ahead.

Managers of Staff

More information about the review process including preparing, goal setting, and second level review is available at www.baylor.edu/hr/ReviewGuide.

Summary information about performance and merit is available with this document. Please share and discuss the timeline and expectations with your team to help them begin preparing.

Training on writing and giving performance feedback will be held in March and April. Sign up in Ignite.

Goal setting for 2021 will not be done on the performance appraisal form. Rather, the goals section in Ignite will be opened up for 2021 near the end of the review process. More information will be provided later.

If you have any questions, please contact Baylor Human Resources by emailing askHR@baylor.edu.

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