ARTICLE 7 – PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
A. The performance of each employee shall be evaluated periodically for the purpose of assessing and evaluating an individual’s work performance and for providing guidance and assistance relative to the employee’s work performance, in accordance with a process established by the University. If an employee does not receive an evaluation of performance and it has been at least a year since the last evaluation has been done, the employee shall be deemed to have performed satisfactorily. A performance evaluation does not constitute discipline nor corrective action.
1. The University shall provide the employee their performance evaluation no less than annually and according to the same schedule applicable to other employees in the department.
2. An employee shall have the right to provide a written rebuttal with the employee’s signature within thirty (30) calendar days to his/her performance evaluation and to have that rebuttal attached to the performance evaluation. The written rebuttal shall be provided to the employee’s immediate supervisor. Both documents shall be placed in the employee’s personnel file.
3. An employee shall receive a copy of the signed performance evaluation, including the employee’s rebuttal, if any.
B. If an employee does not receive an evaluation of performance and it has been at least a year since his/her last evaluation was completed, he/she may make a written request to his/her immediate supervisor that an evaluation be done. Upon request, a performance evaluation shall be provided no later than sixty (60) calendar days.
C. The University may counsel a bargaining unit employee concerning his/her performance, including but not limited to attendance and related performance issues. Such counseling shall not constitute discipline or corrective action. Upon the employee’s written request, a counseling memoranda shall be destroyed and with or without a written request, shall not be used for any purpose eighteen months after the date of issuance if during that time there has been no further counseling or disciplinary action taken against the employee.
D. Disputes concerning alleged violations of Section B above shall be subject to the Grievance and Arbitration Procedures of this Agreement; however, all other disputes arising from this Article may be reviewed under the Grievance Procedure only of this Agreement.