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 enables all employees to perform at their best by:
The benefits of goal setting are:
Managers and employees should develop goals together and document them at the start of the fiscal year. Ideally, this should happen immediately after the annual performance review discussion. The goals should support the overall objectives of the organization, which should in turn help in the achievement of the specific goals of the Xavier Way. Goals may be altered, or perhaps even added, as the year progresses and new challenges arise.
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.
Due to the impact the COVID-19 virus has had on the University’s overall operation, the performance review cycle for 2019-2020 has been extended. All completed staff reviews are now due to the Office of Human Resources (OHR) by June 30, 2020. Supervisors are encouraged to begin the process and schedule review sessions sooner rather than later, as the review conversations will need to be held remotely for the foreseeable future.
The recently-postponed informational sessions for supervisors and non-supervisors are now offered as autoplay PowerPoint presentations. You can find the presentations in the list of documents in the right-hand margin at the top of this page. There is a module for supervisors and a module for non-supervisors.
The informational sessions offered every year are now available as autoplay PowerPoint presentations on the Performance Management page of the HR website. There are two presentations: one for supervisors and one for non-supervisors. Please take time to view the appropriate presentation, especially if this is your first year participating in the annual review process.
Evaluation elements include:
Xavier University maintains a total compensation