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Mid Year Performance Management HRLinks Steps

This page contains step-by-step instructions for employees and supervisors on how to complete the mid-year performance review cycle in HR Links.

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Submitting a performance plan for employee acknowledgment

Acknowledging a performance plan

Overriding an employee performance plan acknowledgment

A supervisor can acknowledge an employee performance plan on behalf of their employee if the employee is unable to (i.e. on vacation) or refuses to do so (i.e. does not agree with the evaluation).

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Re-opening a performance plan

If modifications need to be made to an existing performance plan, a plan can be re-opened by the Supervisor and resubmitted to the employee to acknowledge.

NOTE: 120 days must pass from the date the employee acknowledges the updated plan before they can be rated against it. Please refer to the "Who can participate in end of year performance reviews?" section for more information.

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Entering a self-assessment

Self-assessments are not required for the mid year review; however, Supervisors can request that their direct reports submit one.

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      • We strongly recommend that you draft your self-asssessment using Google Docs to avoid losing it if HRLinks crashes due to inactivity. If you want to draft your self-assessment directly in HRLinks, make sure to frequently click the "Save" button to preserve your work.
    • No action required by supervisor
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Reviewing an employee mid year self-assessment

Self-assessments are not required for the mid year review; however, Supervisors can request that their direct reports submit one.

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Submitting mid year assessment comments

Mid-year review comments may be required for employees that are in a Union. Please see the Union requirements for mid year performance reviews section in handbook for more info.

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NOTE: Supervisors can enter comments into the "Manager Comments" section of critical elements in a performance plan at any point during the year.

Submitting a mid year progress review

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Tracking employee progress

It is critical that all mid-year performance plan evaluations are acknowledged by employees before June 1.

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Acknowledging a review

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    • Employee
    • No action required by supervisor

Overriding an employee acknowledgment

A supervisor can acknowledge an employee evaluation if the employee is unable to (i.e. on vacation) or refuses to do so (i.e. does not agree with the evaluation).

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