We are pleased to share that Human Resources and the Office of Information Technology have partnered to move our 2020 UTK Annual Performance Review for Staff process to an online format. The online performance review (OPR) streamlines the staff annual review process and makes it easier to manage no matter where we are working.
The OPR is in the same format you are familiar with, including the five areas of evaluation and the ability to define 2021 goals. Supervisors will initiate a review, and employees will continue to meet with their supervisor to discuss and then electronically sign their review. Comment fields are available for both the supervisor and employee. Please keep in mind that, for the 2021 review period, a new Diversity and Inclusion category will be added to the staff review tool. Supervisors and employees are strongly encouraged to discuss this as part of the goal setting for 2021.
Supervisors are encouraged to consider how working through a pandemic may have impacted staff members‘ ability to achieve their 2020 goals and to perform each element of their job. Supervisors and staff are encouraged to discuss innovations that were created or processes changed in order to achieve the unit‘s mission, and the ways in which employees deepened their knowledge through professional development.
Learn more about the new OPR process on the Human Resources Performance and Feedback page. Training materials are also available on the HR website. Watch the online training video, offered through K@TE, at tiny.utk.edu/OPRtraining. In addition, we will be holding a webinar on January 11, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm (EST). This session will be helpful to employees and supervisors who will be using the new tool in advance of the March 31, 2021 deadline for staff review submission. Join us on Zoom at tiny.utk.edu/OPRQA.