Name of Employee
Date of EvaluationDepartment
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
This form is to assist managers in developing a carefully considered fair appraisal of their staff employees' job
performance. Such appraisals are important not only to the individuals concerned, but to Columbus State Community
College as it continues with programs for developing employees. The appraisal should, therefore, be prepared with great
care, in order that it will be fair and accurate.
are five different levels of behaviorally described performance. Select one as the one most applicable to the person under
Read the definition and the performance review questions for each characteristic before selecting the level which, in your
opinion, best describes the extent to which that characteristic is displayed by the individual being appraised. The
performance review questions are intended to stimulate your thinking concerning various aspects of a specific
characteristic and to help all managers operate from a more common perspective of each characteristic.
In your judgment of a characteristic, if a person falls a little short of a level, check the next lower level. To merit a high
rating, a person must possess the characteristic to an exceptionally high degree. Rarely will you be justified in checking
the highest or lowest rating, however, if they are used they must be justified with written supporting comments. If the
lowest level is used, the manager and employee must jointly develop a performance improvement plan.
Consider the individual's performance, results, methods, and manner in the current position.
Any inappropriate words or phrases which appear in the selected paragraph should be crossed out or modified as
necessary. If words or phrases appear in another paragraph which aptly describe the person, those words or phrases should
be underscored. Space for your comments appears at the end of each characteristic or trait. Please use this space to cite
examples in support of the rating selected or to clarify the rating as you feel is necessary. More space for comments can
be found on the back sheet or attached to a supplement.
Your attention should be devoted to a single characteristic at a time. Do not let your rating on one characteristic influence
your rating on other characteristics. A person may rate high in one trait and low in another. Avoid the ''halo effect''.
After the evaluation has been discussed with the employee, both the
The information on this evaluation is confidential.
employee and supervisor should sign the form to confirm this discussion.
(Use additional sheet if needed)
Thoroughly familiarize yourself with the entire form before attempting to use it. For each factor or characteristic there