Performance Management


We seek to empower employees to reach their full potential. We believe in a holistic approach to developing employees by proactively managing performance through collaborative goal setting, coaching, and ongoing training. Our practices emphasize continuous improvement and growth, balanced with a commitment to accountability and alignment with institutional values.


Performance management is a process that promotes conversation and feedback between managers and employees. The performance appraisal system is also a valuable tool to develop individual capacity and skill. Appalachian State University provides the AppState Careers performance management module as a tool for setting meaningful goals and evaluating employees fairly and consistently across the organization. 


Start DateDue DateAction Item
April 1May 30Create Performance Plan
April 1May 30Second-Level Approval of Plan
April 1May 30Employee Acknowledgement
March 1 March 31Employee Self-Appraisal 
April 1April 30Supervisor Appraisal
April 1May 30Second-Level Approval of Appraisal
April 1May 30 Appraisal Review Meeting
April 1May 30 Employee Acknowledgement of Appraisal

Status Reports

Final Overall Performance Ratings for the 2022-2023 Performance Plan Cycle

Overall Rating CategoryNumberPercent
Insufficient Time of Employment452.5%
Evaluation Not Done613.5%
Separated Prior to Completion503%
Exceeding Expectations68841%
Meeting Expectations81249%
Not Meeting Expectations70.5%
Exempt (EHRA Only)90.5%

 Performance Plan Completion Stat



Updated: 7/15/24


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Performance Management Information Center

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 Video Tutorials

Employee Self-Appraisal 
Probationary Performance Plan and Appraisal
Supervisor Appraisal

User Guides

SHRA User Guide [PDF - 1.5 MB]
EHRA User Guide [PDF - 1.4 MB]

Sample Plans/Goals

Sample Individual Goals [PDF]
Sample Institutional Goals  [PDF]