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It’s time to set goals for university staff, prepare for classified staff evaluations

The performance cycle for university staff has ended and the classified staff performance cycle ends March 31.

Ensure you set goals for your university staff by the end of March and prepare for classified staff evaluations by reviewing important deadlines and learning resources below.

Mark your calendar for the following deadlines

April 1: The performance cycle begins and classified staff must be evaluated before April 30.

May 1: All evaluations must be turned into your campus human resources office. In May, meet with classified staff to discuss goals for the year. Not sure where to start? Use our goal setting resources.

June 1: Submit a copy of the performance plan’s front page to your campus human resources office.

Note: Procedures differ by campus. Please reach out to the CU BoulderCU DenverUCCS or System human resources offices for campus-specific performance management information.

Prepare with performance management resources

To begin preparing for evaluations, use the Skillsoft and resources below.

Resources for Supervisors
Resources for employees

Reviewing and Rewarding Performance

Performance Appraisal Essentials: Planning for Appraisals

Performance Review Foundations


Taking Action for Performing under Pressure

Preparing for Your Review


Light The Fire: Leveraging Appraisals for Maximum Performance

Managing Performance: Three Areas of Focus

Light The Fire: Leveraging Appraisals for Maximum Performance

Seeking feedback to shape your career

Skillsoft Job Aids and SkillBriefs
Performance Monitoring Techniques

Best Practices for Giving Feedback. Performance Management

Performance Management
Performance Appraisal Strategies

Preparing for a Formal Appraisal 

How to Prepare for an Annual Performance Appraisal
Skillsoft Books

Performance Management

A Team of Leaders: Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative and Deliver Results

How to Be Good at Performance Appraisals: Simple, Effective, Done Right

Access the resources

To access Skillsoft and, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your campus portal
  2. Open the CU Resources Home dropdown menu and select Training.

Training menu

  1. Choose the Skillsoft or tile.

Skillsoft and Lynda Tiles

  1. Once you click on a tile, the system you chose will open in a new tab or browser window. If you need assistance, please see the resources below.


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