2019 myPerformance

The merit increase process is being finalized this week.  Biweekly merit increases will be effective on 8/25/19. Monthly merit increases will be effective on 9/1/19. Staff letters have been distributed to managers so they can deliver them to employees. 

Academic Increases

For Faculty, merit increases will be determined within each college or consistent with the terms of any external funding agreements that apply.

Staff Increases

As before, staff increases are determined by a combination of your performance rating and compa-ratio (your pay divided by the midpoint of your pay range).  A total pool of 2% is available for this year.  The merit grid below reflects a pool of 1.75%.  There is an additional 0.25% that will be used for exception requests. 

To ensure accountability, consistency and fairness in performance ratings, HR facilitated calibration sessions with managers within departments.  In these sessions managers justified their evaluations of staff and held each other accountable to create a consistent use of the rating scale and a common understanding of the SuccessFactor competencies.  It’s important to note that the goal was to create consistency, not force ratings into a predetermined distribution. Merit letters will be generated by HR and distributed to managers this week.

Merit Increase Grid 2019

If you have not completed your final sign off of your appraisal, please reach out to your supervisor and/or designated HR Consultant as soon as possible.

myPerformance Process is Now Open

The University’s performance appraisal process, known as myPerformance, opened on March 15, with self-appraisals being due by March 31.

In order to support your growth and simplify your steps, UM System has streamlined the performance appraisal. Changes include:

Updated step deadlines provide consistency across the system and make it easier to identify where you are in the process.

Fewer comment requirements reduce the amount of time you’ll spend on your self-appraisal and will keep you from duplicating examples. Instead, a single overall comment section will be required, regardless of the rating, at the very end of the self-appraisal.

• Reminders based on where you are in the process mean you’ll only receive automated messages when you have an approaching deadline or an outstanding task. As soon as a step has been completed, you’ll no longer receive messages about that event.

If you need help as you complete your performance appraisal, there are many resources to support you on your university myPerformance webpage. For example, the “Writing Your Self-Appraisal Guide” (PDF) provides tips on crafting a confident and objective self-appraisal, while the “SMART Goals Guide” (PDF) can help you set achievable and meaningful goals.

Dates and resources for employees

March 15 -31
Self-appraisals due
• Resource: Preparing for a Performance Appraisal (3 minutes)
• Resource: Detailed myPerformance Training for Employees (30 minutes)

June 1 – 30
Employee/evaluator meetings
• Resource: Presenting Your Accomplishments at an Appraisal (3 minutes)
• Resource: Seeing Negative Feedback as Caring (3 minutes)
• Resource: Success Factor Courses

July 7
Employee comments (optional) and sign off
• Resource: Developing a Growth Mindset (16 minutes)

July 15
Process closes

Performance appraisals are just one step in the continuous process of improving the way our University functions, and we appreciate your engagement. If you have questions about myPerformance or the performance appraisal process, please contact the HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146 or myPerformance@umsystem.edu.

2018 Merit Increases

The merit increase process is underway for staff and faculty with each College, School and Division working to review and determine increases.  Increases will appear on September paychecks. Biweekly merit increases will be effective on 8/26/18 and paid on 9/19/18. Monthly merit increases will be effective on 9/1/18 and paid 9/28/18.

Faculty Increases

For Faculty, merit increases will be determined within each college or consistent with the terms of any external funding agreements that apply.

Staff Increases

To be eligible for merit increases staff must have been:

a. hired or promoted on or before 01 January 2018
b. benefit-eligible (FTE .75 or greater).

Like last year, staff increases are determined by a combination of your performance rating and comparatio (your pay divided by the midpoint of your pay range).  A total pool of 2% is available for this year.  The merit grid below reflects a pool of 1.75%.  There is an additional 0.25% that will be used for exception requests.  Managers requesting exceptions to the merit grid should send them to Tara@umsl.edu so they can be consolidated for review and approval.

To ensure accountability, consistency and fairness in performance ratings, HR facilitated calibration sessions with managers within departments.  In these sessions managers justified their evaluations of staff and held each other accountable to create a consistent use of the rating scale and a common understanding of the SuccessFactor competencies.  It’s important to note that the goal was to create consistency, not force ratings into a predetermined distribution. Staff will receive merit letters from their supervisors in August.

Merit Increase Grid September 2018

If you have questions about the process, please contact Human Resources at ext. 5805.

myPerformance Update

The 2018 myPerformance cycle is coming to a close. Supervisors should be meeting with their employees to discuss their appraisal. The final step of the process is to sign off on the appraisal. Once the meeting takes place, the supervisor will make the appraisal available to the employee for final comments and signature. After the employee electronically signs the form, the supervisor will review the final comments and sign-off. We would like to have the final sign-offs completed no later that August 1, 2018.

myPerformance Tips

The myPerformance process opened on March 15th. The first step in the process is for staff to complete their self-appraisal, which provides you the opportunity to inform and remind your supervisor of your accomplishments throughout the last year. The review period coincides with our fiscal year which is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The self-appraisal must be completed by April 15, 2018.

It is important for you to not only rate yourself, but to provide comments supporting your rating. Your comments will provide your supervisor with the information they should be considering when completing your appraisal. Your self-appraisal will also show your supervisor what areas to focus on in the appraisal meeting.

Remember to use the entire myPerformance tool, by going to the myPerformance website and clicking on myPerformance login on the right side of the page. The myPerformance section of the tool will help you organize information all year long that you would like to consider when completing your self-appraisal. The myPerformance tool allows you to track goals, development plans, feedback and documents. Navigate to this part of the tool by clicking on the menu next to the home button. In the drop-down, select My Performance. The information you provide in these sections can be viewed by your supervisor.

If you have any questions about the process, please email myperformance@umsl.edu or visit the myPerformance website on the Human Resources page.

myLearn Spotlight

Each month, myLearn Spotlight will highlight an upcoming development opportunity offered through myLearn, UM’s online learning and performance support offered through myHR . This online tool is part of an ongoing commitment to the continuing development of faculty and staff. myLearn offers training resources in many areas, from highly technical topics to software application instruction, from business skills development to legal compliance awareness.  With myLearn, you have thousands of professional and personal development tools at your fingertips, on demand any time.

For example, you can join the upcoming Live Event, “Creating Order Out of Chaos–Staying Afloat in a World of Too Much to Do,” where David Allen, founder of his own management consulting, coaching and training company, explains the five critical steps for getting anything more in control and focused.  David will pass on many techniques that anyone can implement immediately, to gain greater stability, clarity, and, (yes!) time to engage with what really matters!

myPerformance Employee Training

The Human Resources office would like to help you make the most of the myPerformance appraisal process, which will open in March.  We are providing training on perfecting your self-appraisal, the first step in the myPerformance process.

This training will cover the following:

* Timeline for the process this year
* Calibration – the process and the benefits
* Evaluation criteria
*Beneficial documentation
*Scenarios – Understanding the rating scale

Enroll in a session through myLearn using the link below:
UMSL Performance Employee Sessions