Performance Review TimelineMore Information including Tip Sheets is available at Performance Planning and ReviewGoal setting is typically done at the beginning of the FY, in July and August. The Performance Planning system (goals) opens in July and stays open throughout the year so that employees and managers can make edits or additions to goals as needed. Managers and employees should always discuss changes or additions to the Performance Plan prior to the edits being done in the system. Mid-year checkpoint review is typically done in the December/January timeframe. The Performance Review system typically opens around March 1 for managers to begin writing reviews. The goal is to have reviews written and delivered in the May/June timeframe?.
Employees can learn how to use the Online Performance Review Tool through resources on the Tufts Employee Learning and Development (TELD) website, where they can find a tip sheet with instructions on using the online performance plan for adding and updating key performance areas.
Note: If a KPA/goal was put on hold, reprioritized or entered in error, we suggest adding a note at the beginning of the KPA text indicating that such as “Goal put on hold due to change in department priorities” or whatever the reason/issue is. If a manager goes into an employee’s performance review and receives a message that there are no key performance areas for the employee, that just means that the individual does not have key performance areas documented in their Performance Plan, but it does not stop the manager from writing the review. Click “OK” and the “Additional Comments and Ratings” page will appear. There are two text boxes on that page for areas for continuous improvement and additional accomplishments; feedback can be entered there.
If the page is idle for more than 20 minutes without successfully saving, it will have time out and anything documented would be lost. You may type directly into the text box or copy/paste from a Word document.
Note: the copy/paste function does not work (neither the key board shortcuts or the mouse) in the online performance planning and review system when using Internet Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts for copy/paste do work in both Firefox and Chrome.