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The Office of Staff Relations (OSR) invites all staff and especially new supervisors to attend the Performance Review and Development (PRD) training that UHR offers on the second Wednesday of every month. The annual PRD cycle runs through March 31st of every year for Regular and Contingent 2 staff employees.

Performance management is an essential part of a supervisor’s responsibility. Employees also play a significant role in monitoring and improving their own performance. PRD is a system that includes both review, training, and development. PRD is also a mechanism to provide ongoing interaction to recognize good performance and to identify training and development needs with your employees. In order for PRD to be beneficial to both supervisor and employee, both parties must understand the system and be trained in its use.

The monthly PRD training is essential for all non-faculty employees and is mandatory for supervisors who have not yet taken the training. This includes faculty who supervise non-faculty employees. The training greatly assists supervisors with their responsibility for administering the evaluation process. The training engages staff and ensures that they are comfortable with the performance review process.

PRD training is offered on the second Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on the first floor of the Chesapeake Building. Please take advantage of these upcoming learning opportunities by registering online at: training.umd.edu

For additional information on PRDs, the components and more visit the PRD page on the Office of Staff Relations website at uhr.umd.edu. The OSR staff looks forward to meeting you at the March or April training sessions and to assisting you in maximizing your staff’s performance by effectively utilizing the PRD tool at the end of the current PRD cycle (March 31st).

Important Note: University policy requires that all C2 and regular staff employees receive annual PRDs.

Last updated: March 16, 2017

Last updated: March 16, 2017