A. Performance Evaluation is a constructive process to acknowledge the performance of an employee. An employee’s evaluation shall be sufficiently specific to inform and guide the employee in the performance of his/her duties. The performance evaluation is not in and of itself a disciplinary procedure.
B. The performance of each career employee shall be evaluated at least once a year, in accordance with a process established by the University. Performance evaluations shall be placed in the employee’s personnel file.
C. If an employee does not receive an evaluation of performance as provided in the a b o v e section, he/she may request that an evaluation be done. Upon request, a performance evaluation shall be provided within thirty (30) calendar days. Time limits may be extended by mutual agreement of the parties. If not provided, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the employee performed satisfactorily.
D. Disputes arising from this Article may be reviewed under the Grievance Procedure of this Agreement, Article 21, but shall not be subject to the Arbitration Procedure, Article 22, of this Agreement.
E. The employee may be permitted to have his/her Shop Steward present at his/her annual Performance Evaluation meeting upon request by the employee.