Performance Management

The 2023-24 performance management reviews are due to HR on Friday, May 24, 2024. Reviews are mandatory. Supervisors who submit late performance reviews will not be eligible to receive any scheduled pay increases until they submit to Human Resources completed signed performance reviews for their staff.

Each fiscal year, Western Michigan University staff compensation system employees work with their supervisors to determine personal job objectives and targeted competencies. This interactive process continues throughout the year and includes periodic feedback sessions and a written year-end review.

Timeline for performance management process

  • June through August: Determine objectives and competencies; complete form.
  • Throughout year: Supervisor provides employee with informal feedback and direction.
  • May: Supervisor conducts year-end review with employee. Employee notes comments and supervisor notes comments and ratings on form.


Memo from Human Resources

Forms and instructions

 The WMU performance management process consists of two forms: annual review form and employee self review work sheet (optional). These forms and a detailed set of instructions are available at Forms: Performance Management.

Training and questions

To schedule a performance management training session in your department, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner. Your Human Resources Business Partner is also available to answer your questions about the process.