Performance Management

The processes for Performance Management vary by employee class. Only permanent SHRA staff, EHRA Faculty and Non- Faculty, and Postdoctoral Scholars receive Annual Performance Plans and Appraisals.


SHRA Employees

Effective April 1, 2016, UNC General Administration implemented a new SHRA Performance Appraisal Policy to align performance management practices amongst the University of North Carolina System institutions. The new SHRA Performance Appraisal Program places emphasis on both institutional goals and individual goals while streamlining the content of the performance plan, standardizing the categories for evaluation, increasing the accuracy and defensibility of performance ratings, and promoting effective communication between employees and supervisors. The new policy and program applies to all SHRA probationary, time-limited and permanent, and career status employees. This policy does not apply to temporary employees.

For more information please visit: SHRA Performance Management – Employee Relations

EHRA Non-Faculty

On May 8, 2017, UNC General Administration adopted new regulations on annual performance evaluations for non-faculty EHRA employees effective the 2017-2018 performance evaluation cycle.

Supervisors must formally evaluate EHRA non-faculty employees on at least an annual basis, before the end of the fiscal year to help ensure effective work efforts and to focus on the continued successful achievement of the University’s goals and objectives. For more information, contact your department’s Personnel Representative.

This campus regulation applies to all EHRA non-faculty positions – including SAAO positions as well as EHRA Instructional and Research positions — that are not otherwise covered by one of the following specific regulations:

Supervisors who require assistance with Performance Management may contact the College of Sciences HR office at or  Employee Relations at 919-515-6575 for support.

EHRA Faculty

Faculty are evaluated in various ways. Links to several policies are listed below. Additional information regarding faculty performance management is found on the Policy, Regulations, and Rules website.

Postdoctoral Scholars

For more information please email Chris Smith (, Program Manager of Office of Postdoctoral Affairs