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Performance Management and Evaluations for Classified Staff 

The University of Colorado at Boulder has developed a performance management program in compliance with the State Personnel Board rules and procedures. The performance management program is designed to help employees achieve performance excellence and encourages collaboration between supervisors and employees, with an emphasis on continuous feedback. Employee Relations is available to assist employees and supervisors in the administration of the performance management program.


Boulder Campus User Guide and Planning and Evaluation Forms

CU Boulder Performance Management User Guide

CU Boulder Planning and Evaluation Form - Automatic Calculations Version (Word format)
(this version is formatted to populate the summary table and perform calculations for you, however cannot be manipulated to add more than 9 goals)

CU Boulder Planning and Evaluation Form - Manual Calculations Version (Word format)
(this version is formatted to manually enter scores and perform calculations on the summary table, and can be manipulated to add more than 9 goals) 


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Boulder Campus Performance Management Deadlines and Information

The performance management cycle is April 1- March 31. All classified staff hired on or before March 31 must receive an evaluation. All completed evaluations must be sent to the OLR by May 1.

Performance Plans are due on June 1. The performance management process requires that a copy of the front page of the Planning and Evaluation form, with the planning box completed, be sent to Employee Relations by that date.

Employees must receive a new plan at the beginning of each evaluation cycle so that they can be fairly evaluated at the end of the performance management cycle. New plans must also be put into place within 30 days of an employee’s hire, promotion, demotion, transfer or change in supervisor.

The performance management process also requires that at least one coaching session/progress review meeting occur within the plan year. If only one coaching session is held, it should be scheduled for the months of October or November.

If you have any questions about the performance management process, please contact Employee Relations at 303-492-0956, located at 3100 Marine Street, Third Floor, 565 UCB.


Performance Management Training for Boulder Campus  

Performance Management training is available on a bi-monthly basis. Trainings are also available in Spanish to departments upon request. For a current schedule of open training sessions please see:  

Performance Management Training


Dispute Resolution Process

Employees who want to dispute their final evaluation or the application of the university’s performance management program need to follow the Dispute Resolution Process.


State of Colorado Performance Management Information

The State of Colorado performance management web site provides general information and updates regarding the state's performance management program. Please Note: This site may contain material or information inappropriate for use on the Boulder campus. For Boulder specific performance management information, please refer to the links listed above.


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