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Staff performance cycle ends Jan. 31. Prepare for reviews and evaluations with Skillsoft, resources

It's almost time for performance reviews. The university staff performance cycle ended on Dec. 31 for CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, and ends on Jan. 31 for CU System, UCCS and CU Boulder. 

Despite the earlier review period, merit increases still take effect on July 1.

Upcoming deadlines for university and classified staff

Deadlines for university and classified staff can be found below.

University staff review cycle

  • February: All university staff should be reviewed and have performance conversations with their supervisor.
  • March 1: Your campus Human Resources office must receive all performance evaluations. In March, supervisors should set goals for the next review period with each of their employees.

Classified staff review cycle

  • April 1: The performance cycle begins. All classified staff must be evaluated in April.
  • May 1: All evaluations must be turned in to your campus HR office. In May, meet with each classified staff employee to discuss goals for the year.
  • June 1: Submit a copy of the front page of the performance plan to your campus HR office.

Review procedures differ by campus, so please reach out to your campus HR for performance management information:

Performance management resources for supervisors and employees

Resources to increase your (and your employees’) performance management skills are available on Skillsoft and

Resources for supervisors
Resources for employees

Reviewing and Rewarding Performance

Performance Appraisal Essentials: Planning for Appraisals

CU: Performance Management

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 Performance 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

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

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  1. Choose the Skillsoft or tile.

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