This measure is important because performance management is an effective supervisory tool that can enhance the productivity and motivation of employees. Clear job responsibilities and expectations are established in relation to organizational goals and objectives.
Historically across the agency and our department, engagement in the evaluation process has been significantly low. The Administrative Services Unit, with the support of leadership, have communicated to managers and supervisors the importance of evaluations and how they help promote employee engagement, productivity and motivation for our workforce.
The trendline reflects a dramatic spike in completions in quarter three of State fiscal year 2019. At this time, we first began reporting on this measure. This was coupled with strong senior leadership support. Since that time, we have seen a continuous drop in completed evaluations. This tells us that continuous reflection, attention, and support from the top down is important in holding people accountable for their staff evaluations. In quarter four of State fiscal year 2020, we started to see a drop in completions, some a direct result of COVID. It will be interesting to see how the trendline is impacted by COVID absences, FMLA, or just an overall increase in workload leading to a drop in timely evaluations.
Narrative last updated: 11/06/2020