UNM Staff Employee Evaluations
Staff performance evaluations are an important part of employment at The University of New Mexico. The process is not just about completing a form, it’s about managers and employees making the most of an opportunity to engage in high quality discussions about performance, development and goals.
Although performance evaluations are encouraged to be more than a once-a-year process, Human Resources must ensure that staff performance evaluations are completed annually and at the end of a new employee’s probationary period. See UAP 3230: Performance Review and Recognition.
Importance of Employee Evaluations
Performance evaluations are one of the most important communication tools in your organization. It allows the employee and manager a chance to step back from the daily routine and check-in and reflect on the overall progress of duties, goals and expectations of organization roles. For the employee, it allows an opportunity to be proactive and engaged. For the manager, it provides a platform for feedback, recognition of quality performance, and addressing development in areas of concern.
The New PEP
Acknowledging the importance of the performance evaluation tool, Human Resources has implemented a new online process through the UNMJobs talent management system. The new format offers employees, managers and departments a more stream-lined and paperless process, allowing forms to be completed, routed and stored electronically. Benefits of the new PEP include:
- Populated personnel information and goals ease the transfer of information from year to year.
- Secured online access to your completed PEP year-round. No need to request a review of your personnel file.
- Central collection of PEPs through the system and into personnel files.
UNMJobs Talent Management System
UNMJobs is a talent management system that is more than just applying for jobs! UNMJobs will now house your performance evaluation process. Logging in with your UNM ID and password, both managers and employees will be able to access the PEP, complete goals and review tasks. Additionally, you can review your universal profile (showing your direct reports or supervisor), check for pending PEP tasks, and access other useful resources including the Employee Knowledge Base and payroll schedule.
The new online PEP will role out this month. The first step for most employees will be to enter 2018 goals (from your last evaluation) to the new electronic version found by logging into UNMJobs. If you participated in last year’s pilot project, your goals will already be entered. Instructional emails on next steps for managers and employees are coming soon, as well as website information and job aids.
Questions about the process? Contact your HR Consultant.