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Performance Coaching: University Support Staff

Special Review

This period is a test of an employee’s ability to meet expectations and an opportunity for an employee to develop and enhance professionally.  A Special Review may be initiated at any time to gauge the level of performance or to improve that performance. Also, when appropriate, a Special Review may be conducted to increase or decrease a rating. According to PPM 4080, at minimum, a 30-day notice must be given to the employee to allow opportunity for improvement BEFORE implementing a Special Review. Special Reviews may be 30, 60 or 90 days in length and the Performance Management Process form (pdf) is used for this type of review.  Employee Relations & Engagement can partner with and coach management/supervisors staff on progressive discipline and proper documentation. 

A special review will not change the annual review due date which will remain due between November 1 and January 31.