Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the “Introductory Period”?
  • What are the employee’s and supervisor’s responsibilities during the introductory period?
  • What is the “New Hire Six-Month Evaluation”?
  • What happens to an employee’s status after completion of the introductory period?
  • Can the Introductory Period be extended?
  • Is there a difference between being discharged during the introductory period or after?
  • My employee’s six month introductory period ends about the same time as the annual performance evaluation process begins. Do I need to complete both forms?
  • If I transfer to another position on campus, do I begin another six month introductory period?
  • Am I required to do a self-evaluation as part of the performance evaluation process?
  • My supervisor rated me mostly the middle rating “Meets Expectations”. Should I be concerned because I didn’t get rated “Exceeds Expectations”?
  • I received a “Needs Improvement” rating. Am I going to get fired?
  • This is my first year and I don’t have any performance goals to be evaluated on – what should I do with the Goals section of the evaluation?
  • My supervisor plays favorites – what protection do I have against an unfair evaluation?
  • What do I do if I disagree with my performance evaluation?
  • Can an employee refuse to sign his/her performance evaluation?
  • What happens if an employee is out on a leave of absence when performance evaluations, either the six-month or the annual, are due?