Performance Management Process

Performance management is the ongoing process of monitoring and developing employee skills and performance.  When practiced consistently, performance management supports employees in their development as professionals, which in turn leads to a high performing, engaged workforce.

Performance Review Process

The annual Staff and AAP Performance Review process takes place within GMS.  The annual review process involves an evaluation based on core competencies, along with a review of goals from the past year. The list of competencies and their descriptions, as well as other related terms and tools, can be found here.

The annual performance review period is March 1 – February 28.

FY22 Mid-Year Review Process

The Mid-Year Check-In is a simplified template that enables managers and employees to create, review and update their individual goals, as well as make an overall assessment of employee performance during the period the first half of the annual performance review period: March 1, 2021, through August 31, 2021.

Mid-Year Check-Ins are not mandatory. Managers may initiate them at their discretion for their direct reports. Managers who choose not to conduct a Mid-Year Check-In in GMS are still encouraged to remind their employees to create, review and/or update their goals developed at the end of the FY21 annual performance cycle.

Training Materials

Mid-Year Reviews: On-Demand Training Materials

Elements of the Mid-Year Check-In
Instructions for Initiating and Completing Check-Ins (Manager and Employee)

Goals: On-Demand Training Materials

Select any of the topics below for instructions:
Creating SMART Goals
Creating/Updating Goals in GMS (handout)
Creating/Updating Goals in GMS (video)

Annual Reviews: On-Demand Training Materials

Performance Management Overview
Elements of the Performance Review
Employee Self Evaluation in GMS
Manager Evaluation in GMS
Manager’s Manager Approval in GMS
STAR: Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
Performance Management Terms and Tools

Additional training resources are available online at

You can find additional training support for the performance review process through the Performance Management page on the University Human Resources site, or by contacting Nicole Heinz in GU-Q’s HR department.