Performance Appraisal Instructions and the Performance Appraisal Forms are available on the Human Resources website. Supervisors are requested to forward the quick assessment for all their employees’ performance ratings to the reviewer by April 12, 2017. Quick assessments should be received in Human Resources by April 17, 2017. Supervisors should also complete the performance appraisal form, meet with employees and forward the completed signed appraisal form to the reviewer by April 24, 2017. However, individual Reviewers may alter the schedule for completion of departmental performance appraisals. The Reviewer will complete the reviews so that the appraisal forms will be received in Human Resources by May 1, 2017.

The forms can be downloaded from the Performance Appraisal Forms page of our website, and printed for signatures. The supervisor and employee should sign the appraisal form and keep a copy for their records. The appraisal form should then be forwarded to the Reviewer. If the Reviewer makes no revisions/comments on the appraisal form, the Reviewer will sign the appraisal form and forward the original to Human Resources. If any changes are made by the Reviewer, the Reviewer will make a copy of the revised appraisal and distribute to the supervisor and employee before the appraisal is forwarded to Human Resources.

Staff employees who began their employment after March 31, 2017 have not had a full opportunity to demonstrate meritorious performance. However, supervisors are encouraged to use the performance appraisal forms for recently hired staff to communicate progress during the probationary period. Grant funded employees whose contract cycles are other than July 1 to June 30 should wait to complete performance appraisals until 30 days prior to the end of the grant cycle.

If you have questions about the performance appraisal process, contact Human Resources for assistance at extension 6192.


Fax: 573.651.2108
Academic Hall Room 012
Office of Human Resources
One University Plaza, MS 3150
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701