In Brief: May 25

Performance appraisals due May 31

Wednesday, May 31, is the deadline for the annual performance appraisals for administrative and classified staff.

From the Office of Human Resources:

There are three types of performance appraisal forms available for your use. Find these forms under the Performance Evaluations header. If you also wish to use a current document of your own that meets your needs, feel free to do so.

We suggest using Internet Explorer as your preferred web browser to access the PDF appraisal documents. However, if you must use Google Chrome and have issues with accessing the PDF file, please visit this link for troubleshooting

Just a reminder, the evaluation period for this annual performance is April 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. The period identified above is the standard timetable, unless your department’s policy is different. The original, completed and signed performance evaluation and job description form should be returned to the Office of Human Resources no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Please note: employees currently in a probationary period or employees who completed their probationary period between January 1, 2017, and March 31, 2017, should not be evaluated during this process.

As a supervisor, you can review your employees’ leave balances and leave usage by going to the BGSU home page and clicking on the MyBGSU portal. Under the area, you will see a link that says “Manager Information.” Click on the “Manager Information” and this will take you to a screen that shows the employee(s) Human Resources has in the system who report to you. You will be able to see their leave balances.

Please help us to ensure the timely completion of these performance appraisals for your staff. Performance appraisals are a great way to help review the previous year’s performance, as well as establish new goals for the upcoming year. Be sure to use these appraisals as a tool for reflection and growth for your employees’ workplace success.

See additional tips for completing the Performance Appraisals.

You may also reach out to the Office of Human Resources at for additional tips and techniques. We are more than willing to help guide you through the performance appraisal process, as well as provide you with techniques on how to establish realistic and effective goals for your staff members.

Should you have any questions, contact Lisa E. Dubose, director of employee relations, professional development and EEO/Compliance, at