Performance Management Pilot

In FY17, Human Resources offices University-wide led an effort to rethink performance management. In doing so, they found that supervisors and staff have a desire for a simpler performance management system that better aligns with the needs of our workforce.

The new performance management process is designed to encourage more communication between supervisors and their staff members, while at the same time making it easier to use. By taking this step, Harvard is adopting techniques that are being used by other leading employers around the country. SEAS will be part of a larger group across Harvard participating in the FY18 Performance Management pilot.

We encourage managers and employees to begin meeting in October to discuss FY18 priorities. Our expectation is that these conversations will take place by December 15th.

As pilot participants, we are responsible for providing feedback on our experiences, including what works and what doesn’t. To collect your responses, you will receive periodic email surveys. It is important that everyone’s voice is heard, as our feedback will inform Harvard’s performance management process for FY19 and beyond.

If you have any questions about the instructions, the conversations form, or the FY18 Performance Management Pilot, please reach out to Marybeth Wilcox, or Heidi Shea in Human Resources.

Performance Management Pilot Instructions
Performance Conversations Form
Competency Dictionary