Performance Management Policy

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The new campus-wide Performance Management Policy is an important element in developing, maintaining and retaining a high-performing workforce that meets the needs of a 21st– century university and its employees.

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) has gathered input through conversations and listening sessions with governance groups, departments, colleges and other stakeholders and designed a new performance management program to serve a highly diverse and complex higher education organization like UW-Madison.

The new program offers:

  • Flexibility. Schools and departments are free to design and implement a customized performance management program that satisfies all policy requirements and meets their individual needs.
  • Support. Central human resources, working with divisions, provides training, resources, tools, and consultative services.
  • Consistency. The performance management policy supports best practices for employee evaluation across campus.

This policy affects:

  • Full-time permanent Classified/University and Academic Staff  •  Part-time permanent Classified/University and Academic Staff   •  Faculty who supervise Classified/University and Academic Staff employees  •  Classified/University project employees with positions lasting one year or more  •   Limited Appointees  •


  • Join us for a brown bag session on the performance management policy! Click here for details.
  • The policy was finalized on Friday, February 20, 2015.