Human Resources

University of Mississippi

Performance Management Staff Performance Review

Beginning January 2019, the University will be using a new platform on connectU.

Every staff member contributes to the overall success of our University.  All staff members, no matter how skilled, need opportunities for continued learning and success.  Both employees and supervisors have a responsibility to actively participate in the performance management process.  The process includes planning for performance by setting clearly defined objectives ), on-going coaching (formal and informal), and highlighting success, while emphasizing the importance of follow-through.  This process aligns with the University’s mission, specifically providing opportunities for learning, discovery, and engagement.

First Quarter Review of Objectives and Overall Performance

First Quarter Review of Objectives and Overall Performance Begins March 18th for Staff and Administrators hired prior to October 1, 2018 (faculty excluded).
Wait and watch for an email from the University of Mississippi Department of Human Resources.  Refer to the calendar for more specifics:

Resource for Step 1 – Creating Objectives for 2019

The objectives (minimum of 1 and maximum of 5) must be created and will be part of the overall review rating at the end of the year.  Objectives may be added and revised until October.  Comments may be posted within the Objectives module anytime throughout the year.
Creating Objectives for 2019 Handout


Q1 Objectives and Overall Comment Handout
Q1 Troubleshooting – Submitting the Form

Need assistance? 

Performance Management Drop-In Q&A sessions
J.D. Williams Library, Library Room 106E
Computers available, if needed
•    Thursday, March 21st from 9:30 am – 11:00 am (drop-in anytime)
•    Friday, March 22nd from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (drop-in anytime)
•    Wednesday, April 3rd from 9:00 am – noon (drop-in anytime)
•    Friday, April 5th from 9:00 am – noon (drop-in anytime)

Questions? Email

More Information

Performance Review Calendar

Value-Based Competencies for all Staff Employees:

Job Group Specific Competencies for all Staff Employees:

To Review 2018 Performance

Employees appreciate feedback and supervisors/managers are encouraged to provide feedback on this past years performance. However, a formal review is not required as we transition to our new program.  If supervisors decide to conduct formal reviews for 2018 – 2019, managers may choose the abbreviated form or the form with more areas to provide ratings.  However, for fairness and consistency within the department, the preferred form must be used for the entire department.

Employees hired prior to October 1, 2018 are eligible for the annual performance review/appraisal.


Probationary Reviews for New Staff Members
Progressive Discipline for Staff Members

The University complies with all applicable laws regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity in all its activities and programs and does not discriminate against anyone protected by law because of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, status as a veteran or disabled veteran or genetic information. More information

For more information please contact the Andrea Jekabsons at 662-915-1530.