Staff Performance Evaluation Appeal Process

Important Notes:

  • Staff may appeal only if their performance rating is "Does NOT Meet Expectations."
  • Staff employees are to submit a written appeal via email to, and to their immediate supervisor. The appeal must state specific reasons why the staff member believes the performance rating is inaccurate.  
  • The deadline to submit an appeal is May 12, 2023; and employees will receive a final decision on the appeal no later than May 26, 2023.


HR will notify the employee via email that their appeal has been received. The Performance Excellence Specialist, along with two other employees, will review.

The appeals group will review the performance review form completed by the supervisor and employee, along with the appeal letter. They may elect to meet with the supervisor and employee if they have questions related to the documentation. The appeals group will make a recommendation to the Vice President of People and Workplace Culture. The decision from the Vice President will be final.

If the appeals group upholds the rating of "Does NOT Meet Expectations," the employee will be ineligible for a merit increase and the employee will be placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). See the process for reviewing performance concerns for more information.

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