Employee Performance Management

UTMB’s performance management program is essential for the continued growth and development of our workforce, and it enables employees and managers to:

  • Actively participate in the entire performance review process
  • Collaborate on performance goals and outcomes that align with UTMB’s mission
  • Focus on behaviors and actions that have a direct impact on institutional results
  • Monitor and document performance throughout the review period
  • Recognize achievements and identify opportunities for improvement


Performance Evaluation Process

The performance evaluation process includes setting employee goals, providing continual feedback, documenting performance and evaluating results.

An effective evaluation process establishes clear performance goals and behavior expectations; clarifies responsibilities and provides direction on departmental priorities; identifies individual strengths and weaknesses; and provides a direct link between performance and pay.

Untitled Annual Evaluations

In accordance with IHOP Policy 3.1.4, all faculty and staff members must be formally evaluated at least once annually. The institutional deadline for completing evaluations each year is Oct. 31, and the review process consists of three phases:

Planning Phase
  • Managers create performance review documents in the ePerformance system
  • Employees and managers work together to develop individualized key performance goals that are aligned with UTMB's mission and overall business strategy
  • Employees and managers review and discuss core technical competencies and institutional values
Tracking Phase
  • Managers monitor employee performance, track progress against established goals and provide ongoing feedback and coaching
  • Employees and managers document achievements and observed behaviors using the Performance Notes feature in ePerformance
Evaluation Phase
  • Employees complete self-evaluation (if required)
  • Managers establish a development or improvement plan for each employee
  • Managers complete performance review documents and submit for second-level approval (if applicable)
  • Managers conduct face-to-face meetings with employees to discuss evaluations, action plans and final performance ratings

Six-Month Evaluations

As state employees, all new hires are subject to a six-month probationary period and a performance review at the conclusion of that period. Evaluations must be completed in the ePerformance system.

Three-Month Evaluations

A three-month evaluation is recommended for employees who transfer or are promoted into a new position within UTMB. These type of evaluations should be completed in the ePerformance system.


Performance Evaluation Tools and Training

Available Tools and Resources

Conducting Meaningful Performance Evaluations
Performance Management: Developing SMART Goals
My Road Ahead: Program Overview
My Road Ahead: Employee Development Planning Process
Development Planning: A Guide for Employee Development
Development Planning Self-Assessment
Individual Development Planning Template


ePerformance System Training

Classroom Training

Instructor-led training is available for managers who are new to ePerformance or would like a reminder on how to create and maintain performance review documents. Click here to view the IS Training calendar.

Online Training Simulations

These interactive tutorials will help all users to navigate the ePerformance system by simulating the screens and fields found in the evaluation tool.

ePerformance Quick Guides and Training
ePerformance Quick Guide for Employees
ePerformance Quick Guide for Managers
ePerformance Champions Training

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