Development of Performance Appraisal Systems
Custom performance appraisal systems are developed to fit the needs of the municipality. Objectives of systems typically include the development of forms with rating systems and guidelines for administering the system. Factors to be evaluated are developed with input from the town. Goals and objectives may also be included in the appraisal system. The appraisal system can be developed to be utilized as a tool to communicate employee performance and may be associated with pay-for-performance if desired. Training is provided on the system to both employees and supervisors which is critical to maintaining an effective system.
ICMA E-Book recently released discusses many methods in performance appraisal. Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick guide to Fair, Consistent and Useful Performance Appraisals Authors: Carol Granfield and Sandy Stapczynski