Date: March 31, 2015
To: Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs
From: Vivian Fernández
Vice President for Faculty & Staff Resources
Re: Performance Evaluations for legacy Rutgers URA-AFT Administrative Staff

This communication relates to the performance evaluation processes in place for legacy Rutgers employees. Each year, Rutgers University supervisors conduct performance evaluations for employees in administrative staff positions represented by the URA-AFT. The Staff Compensation Program (SCP) is the evaluation program for administrative employees represented by URA-AFT. This performance management process allows managers and employees to engage in a thoughtful dialogue about the year’s performance and accomplishments, and to define goals and objectives for the coming performance year.

In order to facilitate these performance management processes, we have provided tools and information to assist you on the University Human Resources website, The appraisal period for this review cycle is May 1, 2014, and extends to April 30, 2015. Supervisors must complete performance evaluations and notify employees of their appraisal results by April 30, 2015.

NOTE TO SUPERVISORS IN LEGACY UMDNJ POSITIONS – If you supervise legacy Rutgers employees who are covered by the SCP appraisal process, you must evaluate eligible employees using the SCP appraisal tool by the April 30 deadline in order to comply with the negotiated agreement.  Communication regarding legacy UMDNJ appraisal tools and processes will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions regarding the SCP process, please contact your assigned UHR consultant at (848) 932-3020 or via the UHR website at

The following summary outlines the applicable processes for the SCP program:

Staff Compensation Program (SCP) for legacy Rutgers Administrative Staff Represented by URA-AFT

Legacy Rutgers employees in program-eligible URA-AFT titles must receive a completed performance appraisal annually by April 30 in accordance with Article 38(B)-SCP Procedure, from the URA-AFT Collective Negotiations Agreement.  Performance appraisals must be completed, and employees notified of the results by April, 30, 2015. Employees must be provided with the opportunity to comment in writing by June 1, 2015.

The performance-based compensation component of the program is currently under negotiations.

As in prior years, information sessions about the performance evaluation process for SCP will be offered to managers in April.  To register, please visit the UHR Learning & Development registration webpage at

For more information about the SCP program for legacy Rutgers administrative staff members represented by URA-AFT, as well as resources to assist supervisors in conducting employee evaluations, please visit

cc: Bruce Fehn