Howard University is committed to a performance management process that fosters and rewards excellent performance.
Effective performance management is a continuous cycle that only works with partnership from the supervisor, employee, and the university. Together, we are continually working towards employees performing their best while receiving fair and transparent communication. Throughout the year, you should be consistently engaging in one of the following processes: performance planning, performance review, coaching, and development.
Supervisors should provide early constructive feedback to employees when performance tasks or behavior becomes a concern. This feedback is usually verbal, specific, and held in a confidential setting. The supervisor should listen to the employee and seek to understand the employee's reasons for why s/he is not performing satisfactorily. Assistance from the supervisor, further coaching, additional help, re-prioritizing tasks, or additional training may be some of the remedies required.