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Annual Review Process

2020 Performance Management Guidelines

The current performance management implementation is for all salaried employees and will be conducted in Cornerstone (Faculty are not included).

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2019 - 2020
 

The 2019 - 2020 Performance Annual Review will be launched and implemented in the fall. The exact dates for the evaluation process will be announced in August of 2020.

Employees will be rated for the period of May 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.  Employees will have the opportunity to complete a self-evaluation in September and supervisors will complete evaluations and discuss them with their subordinates by the end of October.

The existing evaluation process will remain the same for this year. 

If you need assistance or have a question, please send a message to askHR@wm.edu

2018 - 2019
Probationary Employees

All salaried employees hired on or before 2/1/2019 are included in the current annual review implementation.

  • Operational employees who are on probationary status will be evaluated in Cornerstone by their managers via the 6-month and the 12-month reviews.
  • Managers of Probationary employees hired on or before 2/1/2019 are encouraged to enter goals in the current 2019 Performance Review task via Cornerstone. These goals will populate next year's annual review.
  • Managers of Probationary employees hired after 2/1/2019 are encouraged to enter goals in Cornerstone via Performance/Goals. These goals will populate next year's annual review.
Steps and deadlines:

All steps (1-5) must be completed to finalize the process.

Step 1: Self-assessment

This step opens on April 10 and closes on April 19

Complete the following sections:

  1. Achievement of goals
  2. Employee Comments
  3. Employee Suggestions/Feedback on upcoming goals
Step 2: Manager Completion

Managers will receive an email from Cornerstone either upon completion of the self-assessment or on April 20. This step closes on May 24.

Complete the following sections:

  1. Achievement of goals (view only)
  2. Employee Comments (view only)
  3. Employee Suggestions/Feedback on upcoming goals (view only)
  4. Achievement of Goals (5/1/2018 - 4/30/2019)
  5. Goals and/or Key Responsibilities 2019 (upcoming cycle’s goals)
  6. Career Development 2019
  7. Supervisor Comments
Step 3: Reviewer Approval

Approvers will receive an email from Cornerstone upon the manager’s completion. This step closes on June 7.

Complete the following sections:

  1. Achievement of goals (view only)
  2. Employee Comments (view only)
  3. Employee Suggestions/Feedback on upcoming goals (view only)
  4. Achievement of Goals (5/1/2018 - 4/30/2019; view only)
  5. Goals and/or Key Responsibilities 2019 (upcoming cycle’s goals; view only)
  6. Career Development 2019 (view only)
  7. Supervisor Comments (view only)
  8. Reviewer Signature – Approver must provide a signature and submit the review
Step 4: Manager/Employee discussion and Manager Sign-off

Managers will receive an email from Cornerstone upon the reviewer's approval. This step closes on June 19.

Employees and managers will have an opportunity to open and read the review before the discussion — managers need to schedule this meeting. Managers can edit the review before sign-off. 

Managers must sign the review by JUNE 19 for this year’s ratings of your employee(s) to be considered for a possible merit increase. 

Complete the following sections:

  1. Achievement of goals (view only)
  2. Employee Comments (view only)
  3. Employee Suggestions/Feedback on upcoming goals (view only)
  4. Achievement of Goals (5/1/2018 - 4/30/2019)
  5. Goals and/or Key Responsibilities 2019 (upcoming cycle’s goals)
  6. Career Development 2019
  7. Supervisor Comments
  8. Reviewer Signature
  9. Manager Signature – Manager must provide a signature and submit the review
Step 5: Employee Sign-off

Employee will receive an email from Cornerstone upon completion of the previous step. This step closes on June 28. Completion of this step will allow your goals to auto-populate next year’s evaluation.

Complete the following sections:

  1. Achievement of goals (view only)
  2. Employee Comments (view only)
  3. Employee Suggestions/Feedback on upcoming goals (view only)
  4. Achievement of Goals (5/1/2018 - 4/30/2019; view only)
  5. Goals and/or Key Responsibilities 2019 (upcoming cycle’s goals; view only)
  6. Career Development 2019 (view only)
  7. Supervisor Comments (view only)
  8. Reviewer Signature (view only)
  9. Manager Signature (view only)
  10. Employee Signature & Comments text box – Employee must provide a signature and submit the review

Employee can decline to sign. Appeal process is conducted off line directly with HR.

Important: Without the employee's signature the process will not be completed.

User Guides

These user guides can also be found in Cornerstone by searching 2019 Annual Review.

Need help with Cornerstone? 

Select a location below to review the schedule of available dates and times. Walk-ins welcome. No registration required.

Information Technology

Location: Jones Hall, Room 203

  • April 18 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • April 25 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • May 2 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • May 9 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • May 23 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • June 5 Time 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • June 6 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Athletics Department

Location: Gold Room, Room 248

  • April 26 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • May 31 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • June 7  Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Facilities Management

Location: Conference Room

  • April 16 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • May 20 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • June 6 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mason School of Business

Location: Miller Hall, Room 2035

  • May 1 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
School of Education

Location: Room 2031

  • May 13 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • May 31 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • June 19 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Swem Library

Location: Kyle Room (ground floor)

  • April 30 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • May 21 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • June 11 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
VIMS

Location: Technology Classroom

  • April 29 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • May 23 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • June 10 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Additional questions?

If you have questions or concerns about Cornerstone or the review process, please send them to [[askHR]].