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eAppraisal Probationary Process


The eAppraisal system will initiate each employee’s probationary evaluation process by prompting the employee to complete his or her self-appraisal. When a direct report's appraisal is ready for review, the manager will be prompted by an email with a link and instructions to log-in.  When employees, including supervisors, have tasks that become past-due, their managers will be notified by email. All participants are reminded to be mindful of the deadlines associated with each step, as it is important that the process be completed by the established timeline and at least one month prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period.

Managers will evaluate their new employees’ probationary period performance, and most importantly, recommend whether the employee is eligible for continued employment or not. Established (non-probationary) staff will continue to be evaluated using the current annual performance appraisal process. Each probationary evaluation will begin approximately two months prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period. Probationary periods are twelve-months for exempt employees, and six-months for non-exempt employees. The following table outlines the number of days allowed for each task during the process, which lasts thirty-one-days.


Days to Complete
Employee Completes Self-Appraisal
7 Days
Manager Completes Employee Appraisal and Reviews Employee’s Self-Appraisal
7 Days
Second Level Manager Approves Appraisal
7 Days
Manager Meets with Employee
5 Days
Manager Comments and Signs-Off
2 Days
ESO Reviews Appraisal
3 Days




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Last updated or reviewed on 2/11/15

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