Xavier University carries out its mission through the individual and collective contributions of a committed and engaged workforce. Employees need to understand how their respective contributions are aligned with University goals. They desire to be supported, treated with respect and recognized for unique styles and skills. Likewise, supervisors build trust by acting in a transparent manner and initiating ongoing feedback. 

This mutual understanding is at the heart of Xavier's Performance Management program.

Our program inspires all employees to perform at their best by:

  • Aligning the work performed by supervisors and employees with departmental and university goals
  • Encouraging communication between supervisor and employee throughout the year so there are no surprises at the annual Performance Review session
  • Promoting a consistent methodology in performance assessment through fairness and transparency
  • Fostering and rewarding excellent performance

Planning Phase

The benefits of goal setting are:

  • Connects our University goals to successful results
  • Breaks strategy down into relevant, measurable and attainable elements
  • Drives University achievement in key areas (development, campus enhancement, financial well-being as well as employee growth and engagement

Managers and employees should develop goals together and document them at the start of the fiscal year.  The goals should support the overall objectives of the organization and help in the achievement of the specific goals of the Xavier Way.  Goals may be altered as the year progresses and new challenges arise. 

Achieving Our Goals Phase 

This phase essentially runs year-round.  It includes the execution of our day-to-day jobs as well as working on specific initiatives or projects that are part of our goals.  Frequent communication among all team members will help to keep these efforts on track and avoid any surprises.  

Evaluating and Rewarding Phase

APRIL 1 - MAY 5, 2017

There are some important changes to the annual review process for 2017, including:

  • Moving from a 3-point to a 5-point rating scale
  • Implementing a revised Annual Review Form
  • Improving the consistency of the review meeting

For details about these changes, click here.  Employees and supervisors are encouraged to attend the information sessions provided by Human Resources, which are listed below.

A productive annual performance review process melds goal-planning and goal-achievement phases. When carried out reflectively, it's a natural continuum rooted in mission and cascading from institutional priorities outlined above.

Evaluation elements include:

  • Xavier's Performance Review forms (which includes supervisor assessments and employee self-assessments)
  • One-on-one meeting between supervisor and employee

Xavier University maintains a total compensation philosophy  which attracts, retains and rewards an accomplished and diverse faculty and staff. The University affirms that those who serve the institution, including faculty, staff and administrators, are ultimately responsible for fulfilling our mission and achieving our goals. The Reward Phase, a merit-based feature of this total system, is dependent upon performance.

2017 Timetable

Employee Information Sessions, Dates, & Time
(click the live links below to register) 
Tuesday, March 28th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. OHR Conference Room - 132 Alumni
Wednesday, March 29th, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. OHR Conference Room - 132 Alumni
Thursday, March 30th, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. OHR Conference Room - 132 Alumni
Supervisor Information Sessions, Dates, & Time
(click the live links below to register)
Tuesday, March 28th, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. OHR Conference Room - 132 Alumni
Wednesday, March 29th, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. OHR Conference Room - 132 Alumni
Thursday, March 30th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. OHR Conference Room - 132 Alumni
Employee Supervisor One-on-Ones April 1 - Early May  
Completed Performance Reviews due to Division Leaders by May 6th, 2017