Date: July 26, 2016
To: Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors and Department Chairs
From: Vivian Fernández
Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness
Re: FY 2016-2017 Performance Evaluations for Non-Aligned Staff

Each year, Rutgers University supervisors conduct performance evaluations for non-aligned Rutgers employees. This performance management process allows managers and employees to engage in a thoughtful dialogue about the year’s performance and accomplishments, to define expected outcomes for the coming performance year, and to create benchmarks for employee performance that advance the University’s continued goal of achieving excellence in higher education. Please note that information regarding a non-aligned salary improvement program will be released in late fall 2016.

Eligible employees must be appraised using the performance evaluation process in accordance with University policy (Legacy Rutgers Policy 60.4.9 and Legacy UMDNJ Policy 60.9.28, which are available at http://policies.rutgers.edu/view-policies/human-resources-hr-%E2%80%93-section-60). Employees in Program-eligible titles who meet eligibility criteria include staff in Legacy Rutgers Managerial, Professional, Supervisory and Confidential (MPSC) positions and Senior Administrators, and those in Legacy UMDNJ non-aligned staff and Faculty Administrator positions. 

Non-Aligned Performance Evaluation Processes

The appraisal cycle of July 1 to June 30 has been established for all non-aligned employees. This year’s appraisal period is July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Managers and supervisors must complete performance evaluations and notify employees of results by September 30, 2016

Non-Aligned Legacy Rutgers Staff

Employees in eligible Legacy Rutgers MPSC titles, and Senior Administrators, must receive formal evaluations on an annual basis, and be appraised against the performance standards established during the previous evaluation cycle. 

In order to facilitate the performance evaluation process, tools and information are available to assist you on the University Human Resources (UHR) website at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/P4P-deans-managers.

Non-Aligned Legacy UMDNJ Staff and Faculty Administrators

The Legacy UMDNJ Staff Performance Review Table outlines staff employee groups for whom performance appraisals are required, review dates for appraisals to be finalized, and provides the appraisal forms. The Table is available on the Performance Evaluations for Legacy UMDNJ Positions webpage at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/uhr-units-offices/consulting-staffing-compensation/performance-management/performance-management

Appraisal forms for Legacy UMDNJ employees are available on the Performance Appraisal Forms webpage at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/policies-resources/forms/performance-appraisal-forms. Supervisors must complete annual performance evaluations and notify employees of appraisal results. Completed performance evaluations must be signed by appraised employees and multiple levels of supervisors, and forwarded to UHR Data Administration, Administrative Services Building II, Cook Campus. Be sure to retain copies for your records. Please contact UHR Data Administration at (848)932-3906 for questions. 

Supervisors may access performance management information, tools and resources on the Performance Management for Legacy UMDNJ Positions webpage at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/uhr-units-offices/consulting-staffing-compensation/performance-management/performance-management.

For questions regarding the non-aligned performance evaluation process, please contact your respective UHR representative as follows:  In New Brunswick, contact your assigned UHR consultant by phone at (848)932-3020, or by email via the UHR website at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/hr-consultant-assignments; In Newark, contact the Newark Human Resources Office at (973)353-5500; In Camden, contact the Camden Human Resources Office at (856)225-6475; For RBHS, contact the Compensation Services Office at (973)972-4845.