Supervisors should meet with their employees to collaboratively draft goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound (S.M.A.R.T.) for the upcoming year. Goal setting should be finalized by September 30, 2019. Goals should address current workload, upcoming projects, professional development, as well as valued behaviors/competencies. Once goals are set, supervisors and employees should meet regularly throughout the year to communicate on the status of goals, address any concerns, and discuss potential improvements.
A formal mid-year evaluation should be conducted by January 31, 2020, and a final year-end evaluation should be conducted by June 25, 2020 to assess the employee’s performance throughout the year.