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Performance Management

It’s time to start the process for 2020-21 performance appraisals . That may feel odd to many of you and understandably so – because of disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic, many appraisals for the 2019-20 period were not completed until November or December.

This year, we have reset the process and returned to a normal schedule, which opens March 8. The appraisal period covers April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021 – a stretch that falls fully within the pandemic. When considering duties and accomplishments for appraisal, please include responsibilities created or impacted by our response to COVID-19, including the challenges of remote work and on-site work, along with the changes required to maintain campus operations. As usual, core job duties will be reviewed and appraised.


April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

Summary of Accomplishments Opens March 8, 2021
Appraisal Process Opens March 8, 2021
Employee Submits Summary of Accomplishments

April 5, 2021
no extensions

Manager Completes Employee Appraisal & Submit to HR for Review
(HR review required for overall rating of ‘Met Some Expectations’ and ‘Met Few Expectations’)
April 23, 2021
HR Provides Feedback on Appraisals (if any) May 3, 2021
Calibration Review
(HR to issue Division and School Ratings Report)
May 11th – May 24th 
Appraisals Released to Managers

May 25, 2021

Manager Meets With Employee & Adds Final Comments

June 4, 2021
Employee Writes Final Comments & Signs Appraisal June 8, 2021
Manager Reviews Employee Comments & Signs Appraisal June 14, 2021
System Closes June 14, 2021 at 9:00 PM PST


An appraisal will be considered late if it is not submitted in the Saba system by June 8. Requests to complete an appraisal outside Saba must be approved in advance by Human Resources.

If unforeseen circumstances, (e.g., unexpected leave of absence, illness, etc.) prevent a submission in Saba, the supervisor must complete a paper appraisal and secure the appropriate department/school signatures. Appraisals completed outside of Saba are a rare exception. All paper documents must be completed and routed to for upload into the employee’s Saba account.