Faculty and Staff Evaluations

The campus Performance Management 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.

Classified & Professional Employees

The Performance Management 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.

Performance Management System Timeline

Planning Period: August 1 - September 30

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 - July 31

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. 


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