First 30 days
A performance plan helps provide a roadmap for employee success. It is the supervisor’s
responsibility to establish a performance plan for each employee
within 30 days of appointment and each year thereafter.
Designed to provide the employee with a clear understanding of the responsibilities
of the position, the performance plan details position expectations. These expectations
are based on the needs of the department and the duties listed in the position description.
It is developed by the supervisor and reviewed with the employee.
Annual Performance Program
The form used to document in writing the annual performance plan. Download the appropriate
Performance Program Form.
After 12 Months
The written evaluation is a summary of the employee’s performance over the preceding
12 months, including achievements, training and recurring issues. It is also a segue
to evaluating an employee's future and, if applicable, next year's
A counseling session is a discussion between a supervisor and an employee about those
aspects of an employee's performance or conduct where improvement is needed. This
communication should be conducted in private soon after the incident occurs, and is
intended to help the employee to correct performance. The session should address concerns
and discuss potential solutions, agree on a corrective action, and identify a time
to follow up on progress. The goal of counseling is to help the employee to improve