CHRO Announcement on Performance Management

With the start of the new calendar year, it is time to begin the staff performance evaluation process. Performance evaluations engage supervisors and employees to discuss expectations and provide coaching and support to align individual goals with their departments and the University of Alaska.

Job Duties and Job Competencies

Performance is based on two factors - job duties and job competencies. Both are critical to long-term employee effectiveness.

  1. Job Duties - WHAT the employee is hired to do
  2. Job Competencies - HOW effectively the employee completes the job duties.

Goal Setting, Performance Phase, and Review End Evaluation

There are three parts to performance evaluation:

  1. Discuss job duties, competencies and establish performance period goals.
  2. Meet and document mid-cycle conversations between supervisor and employee on goals and competencies.
  3. Assess performance and achievements. 

Staff evaluations are to be completed no later than June 30, 2021. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring evaluations are completed for their team members. It is UA’s goal that 100% of staff members receive an annual performance review.  

Performance evaluations can be completed one of two ways:

Option One: myUA Dashboard Performance Review

While “Performance Review - FY20” was not centrally initiated for employees through myUA this year, employees still have the option to complete performance reviews through myUA. If the person being evaluated has supervisory responsibilities as part of their job duties, select the “NEW Supervisor Performance Review”. Non-supervisors would select “NEW Non-supervisor Performance Review”. Please do not use an earlier (FY18, FY19) version. Once a review has been started, please follow the guide in myUA to complete the review process. 

Additional information is available at, under “myUA Performance Module Training Materials”.

Option Two: Paper/PDF Performance Review

As an alternative to myUA, supervisors can complete paper or PDF performance reviews. Some departments currently have standard evaluation forms. Human Resources has provided one as well at hr/performance_appraisal_form_ ent.pdf. Please send the completed performance evaluation to your department HR Coordinator. If you do not have an HR coordinator or are unsure who your HR Coordinator is, please contact us at or 907-450-8200.  


If you would like to attend a staff performance management training please enroll in one of the upcoming sessions through myUA. To see a full list of training opportunities, please go to the Human Resources Training Calendar.

Please contact, 907-450-8214 if you experience any technical difficulties when registering for the training.

For general questions, please contact us at 907-450-8200,