From the first day of employment, effective communication between a supervisor and a staff member is the basis of a successful employment relationship. Employment-related counseling by a supervisor is a routine and desirable aspect of work to help answer questions and provide guidance, to touch base about work issues, and to make sure that the staff member is clear about how to meet the supervisor's expectations.
A uniform performance evaluation process, including guidelines for appropriate documentation, has been developed. All evaluations and counseling documentation are maintained in the employee's Personnel File, located in the Human Resource Office.
Any employee, whether full-time or part-time, is entitled to a periodic review of his or her work with their supervisor. A very important function of the supervisor is to convey to employees how well they are doing in their work and what changes and/or improvements may be expected.
Staff, full and part time, of Cumberland University will be evaluated annually and completed by January 1 of the new year. Evaluation Forms and the current rating guide are available in the Office of Human Resources.