Mind Deadlines for Performance Management, Goal Setting

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As the second month of 2019 begins, it’s time for employees to look back at what they accomplished in 2018 and consider what they want to accomplish this year.

The performance management process is underway in Human Resources. Self-assessments were officially due in January — but can still be submitted to managers — and provide a chance for managers to consider employee feedback before a review conversation takes place. Supervisors should conduct all employee reviews on or before Friday, Feb. 22.
All signed evaluation paperwork is due to your department’s human resources representative or HR business partner by March 11.

The annual performance review is an important opportunity to set mutual expectations, discuss opportunities, celebrate achievements, and get inspired to make the most of the coming year. Whether it’s your assessment or you’re delivering the assessment, the goal should be to have a conversation that’s as productive and beneficial as possible.

Goal Setting

In addition to wrapping up 2018, a focus for the first quarter of 2019 should be setting measurable goals for the coming year. The assessment conversation can and should also include some discussion regarding the coming year’s goals and expectations.

The Goal Setting form is not required but can be helpful for setting up goals for the manager and employee in a clear and concise manner. Visit to view and download forms for goal setting, annual evaluation, and performance improvement.

Employees and supervisors are encouraged to reach out to their HR business partner or representative if they have questions about these resources or the evaluation and goal-setting process.

Workplace Learning and Professional Development Classes

The following upcoming classes relate to work performance and management, and could be useful for employees and supervisors alike.

Seizing Your Career the Georgia Tech Way
Monday, Feb. 11, 1 to 4 p.m.
Room 149, Global Learning Center

Progressive Discipline for Improved Performance
Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Room 149, Global Learning Center

Giving and Receiving Feedback
Friday, March 8, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Room 149, Global Learning Center

Registration is required. Register to attend at


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