211.0 VII-5.20 - POLICY ON THE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION PROGRAM
(Approved by the Board of Regents on November 12, 1993)
I. Purpose and Applicability
This establishes the policy for annual performance
evaluation of employees of the University of Maryland
System. This policy applies to all regular
Administrative and Classified employees of the University
of Maryland System. (See UMS Policy VII-5.00)
II. Evaluation Methodology and Instrument
The University of Maryland System shall use the
Performance Management Process (PMP) for evaluating the
performance of all regular Administrative and Classified
employees. PMP provides a method and form to evaluate
employee performance in a manner that is individually
tailored to the employee, and consistent throughout the
A. A discussion of expectations between the supervisor
and the employee at the beginning of the rating
B. continuous communication and feedback throughout
the year; and,
C. a discussion between the supervisor and the
employee at the end of the rating period on
achievements and methods for improvement.
PMP methodology and forms will be as prescribed by the
Chancellor or his designee.
It shall be the responsibility of the Chancellor or his
designee to periodically review and modify as necessary
the UMS Performance Evaluation Program and to keep UMS
institutions apprised of any amendments thereto that may
be made from time to time.
III. Evaluation Process
Employees shall receive a performance review at least
once every twelve months. Evaluation ratings for the
past year and discussions of expectations for the coming
year must be completed by March 30 of each year. Initial
discussion of expectations and performance reviews may be
conducted more frequently when appropriate (e.g., a new
employee, employee transfers to a new job, changes in
performance level during the evaluation period).
Employees shall be informed at the beginning of the
performance period, or upon hire, of the objectives and
factors on which their performance will be evaluated.
Each Chief Executive Officer shall develop procedures as
necessary to implement this policy and shall submit a copy to
UM Personnel Policies and Rules for Classified Employees,
Section VIII Conduct and Discipline, pages VIII 7-8.
UM Personnel Policies and Rules for Associate Staff,
B. Performance Evaluation, page 6.