The University of Wisconsin System is committed to a performance management system that fosters and acknowledges excellent employee performance. Performance management should be conducted with fairness and transparency, and should also include opportunities to discuss and plan for employee career development.

Effective performance management aligns the efforts of supervisors and employees with departmental and university goals, promotes consistency in performance evaluation, and helps employees to perform at their best. The employee, the supervisor, and the UW institution are critical members of a partnership that ensures effective performance planning, assessment, and coaching.

Additional resources are available to help you learn more about performance management. A Sample Evaluation Form is available for use, but you are free to use your institution's form or a comparable format. The Guidelines for Supervisors, Guidelines for Employees, and Review Steps, which provides guidelines for performance management programs within UW System, include more information.  If you have additional questions about performance management, please contact your local Office of Human Resources