Faculty and Staff Evaluations

The campus Performance Evaluation System represents a continuous process of planning, communication, evaluation, development and recognition and reward between the employee and the supervisor within the department. The annual evaluation provides an opportunity to formally review each employee as part of the Performance Management System.

The Performance Evaluation System is designed to ensure that performance is properly defined and evaluated for each employee and feedback is provided year-round. Managing performance is an important year-long collaborative process and is crucial to achieving LSU's Flagship Agenda.

*Deadline for 2019/2020 Annual Evaluations - extended to September 15, 2020

Annual Evaluation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to COVID-19

Yes, you will still need to hold a virtual meeting with your employee to discuss the Annual Evaluation. 

FMLA information should not be included within the Annual Evaluation. If your employee is out on leave during this time, you will need to sign the evaluation and mail it via certificate of mailing to the employee. 

Please send a copy of the signed evaluation and a copy of the certificate of mailing to hrmperformance@lsu.edu.  

Due to COVID-19, the University has extended the deadline for completing Annual Evaluations. Managers will have until August 31, 2020 to complete their employees evaluations. At this point, this extension is only for the 2019/2020 evaluation year. 

This will likely depend. If you have questions related to your employee working from home and how to provide effective feedback and complete their evaluation, please contact our Performance Team at hrmperformance@lsu.edu

Performance Evaluation System: Classified & Unclassified Employees

2019/2020 PES cyclePlanning Period: September 1 - October 31**

Planning documents are initiated by HRM on August 15 via Workday. The planning session is for manager to set major responsibilities, goals, development plan, and review the competencies for employees. If the planning document for an employee is not completed, most sections for the annual performance evaluation will be blank.  *Please note: planning session must be completed by the manager within 30 days of the effective date of the following cases: a new Classified and Unclassified/Other Academic employee is hired or an employee begins another position (lateral move/promotion/demotion/change job). Otherwise, August 1- September 30 is the normal period for planning sessions.

Midyear Review Period: December 1 - March 1

Midyear reviews can be initiated by HRM on December 1 via Workday. Managers can request the Midyear Review by emailing the request hr@lsu.edu. Once the Midyear has been initiated, the Manager will receive a Workday inbox action item that will provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete the midyear review. The midyear review must be completed by March 1.

Annual Performance Review: July 1 - September 15**

Annual performance evaluations will be initiated by HRM on July 1 via Workday. Managers will receive a Workday inbox action item that will provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete the annual review. The annual performance review must be completed by July 31.

Please note: the information provided in the Planning Session will cover through each steps (Midyear Review and Annual Performance Review). If the Midyear or Annual Performance Review is blank indicates that the Planning Session was not completed. 

**Due to recent events with COVID-19, the 2019/2020 Evaluation Period has been extended. 


PS-36-T: Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty: Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, Tenure, Annual Reviews and Enhancement of Job Performance

PS-36-NT: Initial Appointments, Reappointments, Annual Reviews and Promotions for Faculty Other Than Tenure-Track and Tenure

Faculty Evaluation Template

Contact us 

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Performance Year Resources

*All are performed in Workday. Managers will receive an Inbox Action Item on September 1st to start the 2020/2021 Planning Session.

Planning Session




Annual Evaluation

2019/2020 Performance Evaluation System Training

Employee: Annual Evaluation

Manager’s Manager: Annual Evaluation

Manager: Annual Evaluation

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)