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Human Resources

University of Mississippi

Performance Management Staff Performance Reviews

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

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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.

Refer to the calendar for more specifics:

Staff and administrators participating in the required year-end performance review, please refer to the attached infographic for information, including helpful links (indicated by pointers).

Step 1 – Creating Objectives for 2019

The objectives (minimum of 1 and maximum of 5) must be created within the “Objectives” module 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.  Performance Objective(s) must be entered by January 1, 2019 in order for the year end performance review form to be completed and submitted.
Creating Objectives for 2019 Handout

Step 2 – Review Performance

Each quarter there is an opportunity to review performance.  The year end review is required and includes a self review from the employee and the supervisor’s year end review.

The complete review period schedule is available at:

Employees hired before October 1, 2018 are eligible for a year-end performance review.

Employees hired between October 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are eligible for a half-year review.

Access the performance forms at

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More Information

Frequently Asked Questions:

Performance Review Calendar

Value-Based Competencies for all Staff Employees:

Job Group Specific Competencies for all Staff Employees:



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

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