Employee Performance Evaluation
The job performance of state employees is important to the Commonwealth. Supervisors are required to evaluate the performance of all eligible merit system employees once a year. In order to assure all Kentucky citizens that the quality of services provided by their state government measures up, state law requires that evaluation shall be considered in determining eligibility for discretionary salary advancements, promotions and disciplinary actions. (See KRS 18A.110) and (101 KAR 2:180)
Work performance evaluation benefits you in several ways. First, it improves communication between you and your supervisor. Supervisors must meet with eligible employees prior to the start of each evaluation period to discuss performance requirements. Performance requirements include a written performance plan consisting of job duties, performance expectations, and assigned points in each performance category. At the start of the performance year the employee, first line supervisor and next line supervisor sign the plan. The completed performance plan provides you the information needed to understand what your job requires. It also provides the mechanism for reviewing your progress as an employee. If your performance is satisfactory, you are told what you are doing right and how you might do even better. If your performance is not up to standard, you receive the constructive counseling or training that will enable you to improve.
For details on who is eligible for evaluation, how performance evaluation affects you, and how it is carried out, see the Employee Evaluation Handbook, available to you through your supervisor or your agency’s human resources administrator. Also you may visit the Personnel Cabinet’s Web site to read KRS 18A.110 and 101 KAR 2:180 or look at the Personnel Cabinet’s Website to find out more about the Employee Performance Evaluation System http://personnel.ky.gov/gsc/perfmgmt/.