Performance Management

NinerTalent Stakes—Performance Management

UNC Charlotte runs on the individual accomplishments of our faculty and staff performed within their roles. Our performance management process allows supervisors and employees to clearly communicate performance abilities as well as evaluate achievements.

This communication between managers and employees opens the door for important growth opportunities, such as:

  • recognizing accomplishments and/or identifying developmental needs;

  • promoting greater understanding of current and/or future goals (University, departmental, work unit), as well as their specific role in facilitating the achievement of these objectives; and

  • discussing skills and development/enhancement opportunities to encourage continuous learning and enable career growth.

Note: All staff employees, regardless of status, are required to have an annual performance appraisal. Information on the annual review process for faculty can be found in the Academic Personnel Procedures Handbook.

Important Dates and Deadlines

SHRA Performance Actions 

Appraisal Actions Action Owner Due Date
Employee Self-Appraisal Employee March 31
Supervisor Appraisal Supervisor/Appraiser April 30
Appraisal Approval Next Level Supervisor/Manager May 7
Release Appraisal Supervisor/Appraiser May 14
Employee Acknowledges Appraisal Employee May 21



Performance Plan Actions Action Owner Due Date
Performance Plan Creation Supervisor June 30
Plan Approval Next Level Supervisor/Manager July 7
Employee Acknowledges Plan Employee July 14


Note: A new action cannot be started until the previous action is completed, regardless of the open date. 

EHRA Performance Actions

The EHRA Non-Faculty Appraisal process opened April 3 for supervisors to complete through the NinerTalent Employee Portal. The new opening date is earlier than in previous years, and this change was made in preparation for the pending new policy on performance bonuses for permanent EHRA employeesSupervisors of EHRA employees should prioritize completing evaluations for EHRA employees they plan to recommend for a performance bonus. (Please reference the email you received from Human Resources on March 31 for more details.)

Appraisal Actions Action Owner Due Date
Employee Self-Appraisal (optional) Employee TBD by supervisor
Supervisor Appraisal Supervisor June 15
Appraisal Approval (optional) Unit/Department Head June 22
Release Appraisal to Employee Supervisor June 22
Employee Acknowledges Appraisal Employee June 30

Tips and Resources for Managers

  • Open communication is key to accurate performance appraisals. 
  • Reviewing the self-appraisals can give supervisors a better understanding of the employee’s performance this cycle from their perspective and has the opportunity to open up a dialogue for both the supervisor and employee to describe the employee’s performance from each’s point of view. This may result in a more objective appraisal.

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