As you know, March marked the end of the annual Performance Review & Development (PRD) cycle. By now supervisors should have conducted, or are getting prepared to conduct, final PRD evaluations for their staff. Completed PRD Lists (formerly known as PRD Rosters) must be submitted to Cynthia Trombly Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org in University Human Resources no later than Friday, April 22, 2016.
As a reminder, university policy requires that all Exempt and Nonexempt Regular and Contingent 2 staff receive a PRD evaluation. Year End PRD reviews should be conducted in accordance with institutional policies and procedures, which can be found, along with the PRD forms, at: https://uhr.umd.edu/prd-policies/
The PRD list for each unit on campus should be completed by the responsible unit administrator. Please refer to Jewel Washington’s February 23, 2016 Memo for details on how to complete this process. Returning the PRD list to UHR is confirmation that each employee has had a final PRD review meeting with his/ her supervisor, and that the rating reported is accurate. If there is no rating reported for an individual employee on the PRD list, UHR will contact the department to follow-up. UHR reports all PRD data to the President and Cabinet annually.
The end of the PRD cycle is the perfect opportunity to talk about professional development opportunities in the upcoming performance evaluation year. In addition to UHR’s classroom training offerings for employees, UHR offers the Lynda.com e-learning library at no cost to the employee or the department. Employees and supervisors are encouraged to explore the Lynda.com library and identify professional development topics that can be included in the 2016-2017 PRD development plans.
Training on how to complete the required PRDs for employees is available from the Office of Staff Relations. PRD Training is on the second Wednesday of every month, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in room 1101U of the Chesapeake Building. Following PRD training each month the Staff Relations team also provides training on a number of different topics, including Family Medical Leave and Time & Attendance, so employees are welcome to make training a full-day event or split up the day over two or more months.
For questions about the PRD process or assistance with employees who performance needs to improve, please contact the Office of Staff Relations at 301-405-0001. For questions about learning and development opportunities including Lynda.com, please contact Learning and Talent Development at 301-405-5651.
Last updated: March 16, 2017