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Skidmore College Employee Handbook for Staff

Policies and Practices

Performance Evaluations

Performance evaluations are conducted on a regular basis to provide both you and your Supervisor with the opportunity to discuss your job tasks, goals and objectives, accomplishments, strengths/growths, identify improvement/development needs and plans to address them as well as to discuss your career goals. In addition to these more formal performance evaluations, Skidmore College encourages you and your Supervisor to discuss your job performance on an ongoing basis. Further information regarding Skidmore’s Performance Evaluation process is available on Human Resource’s website.

Skidmore College believes in the principle that Employees should be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and continually improve their job performance. Where performance problems exist, Employees should be told about these deficiencies and, in many instances, given an opportunity to improve. When Skidmore College determines that an Employee requires improvement, Skidmore College will attempt to help the Employee meet the College's expectations. However, any effort to work with Employees to overcome performance problems should not be deemed as changing Skidmore College's policy of at-will employment.

Human Resources typically offers an annual Performance Review Program as part of its HR Training Program and Development Calendar.


If you have questions or require additional information with respect to any Handbook content, please contact Human Resources (extension 5800).

Section 5 - Updated June 2021