University leaders, responsible administrators, and supervisors shall conduct performance reviews for purposes of evaluation and development. The University expects ongoing evaluation of employee performance, with regularly conducted and documented reviews of all employees administered according to applicable administrative policies, rules, and collective bargaining agreements.
Section IV. Performance Reviews
Board of Regents Policy: Employee Performance Evaluation and Development
Employee performance appraisals are a counseling tool for the rating supervisor and the employee to use to assess and discuss job performance. The focus of the performance appraisal process should be to establish a mutual understanding between the supervisor and the employee on the requirements for effective job performance.
Performance Appraisal Tool (PAT)
Starting in the winter/spring of 2021/2022, UMD will begin using the Performance Appraisal Tool, commonly referred to as PAT, to complete and store all non-faculty performance reviews (this includes P&A, Civil Service, AFSCME, Teamsters, etc.). For information on local use, please contact your Department Liaison.
For training videos, guides, and more, please visit the OHR PAT website.
PAT Introductory Meeting for Supervisors and Leaders:
Annual Performance Review Process: