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Performance Management

Program Overview

The performance review process is an opportunity for employees to partner with their managers to establish goals that align with unit or team objectives and support the development of the individual as well as the success of the organization. During this process, managers and employees establish goals and manage performance through frequent and ongoing review and feedback to ensure expectations are clear and objectives are on track. 
The effectiveness of the performance review process is reliant on the level of engagement of both the manager and employee. When done well, the performance review process results in both parties having a(n):

  • shared set of expectations for the year
  • clear understanding of performance and progress toward goals throughout the year
  • opportunity to strengthen their working relationship through regular discussions
  • ability to directly impact the success of the organization
  • commitment to focus on the personal and career development of the employee

The program consists of four phases:

  1. Prepare 
  2. Set Goals (Start of Year)
  3. Manage Goals
  4. End of Year Review

To learn more about each step in the process and your role as an employee or manager, click on each step below.

Timeline for the Performance Review Cycle:

PrepareSet GoalsManage GoalsEnd of Year Review

2022-2023 Timeline: April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023





Process Step 



April 1 

April 30

Set Goals outside of Workday

Discuss Job Tasks

Cascade Goals

Works with manager to set goals

Works with manager to discuss job tasks

 Cascade Unit Goals

May 2

May 31

Set Content (Setting Goals)

Enter goals into Workday

Approve Goals in Workday

June 1

February 12

Manage Goals

Reviews/updates/adds goals in Workday

Documents conversations

Approves updated/added goals in Workday

Documents conversations

February 13

February 24 


Completes self-evaluation in Workday; submits to manager


February 25

March 4

Get additional manager evaluation


Request additional manager evaluation or skips task 

March 5

March 25

Complete manager evaluation


Enter ratings/comments into Workday

March 28

March 31

Manager Acknowledgement


Manager acknowledges in Workday.

March 27

March 31

Employee Acknowledgement

Employee acknowledges in Workday.  


April 1

April 2

Close Workday



2023-2024 Timeline: April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024


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