Performance Development & Planning

Brown's Performance Development Program

University Human Resources recently revised its performance development program for staff  in order to drive more frequent and effective conversations between managers and their direct reports. 


Performance Flow Chart

Frequently Asked Questions: Annual Performance Evaluation

Annual Staff Performance Evaluation Process Launch

Job Aid: Completing Annual Appraisals in Workday


  • Brown's 5-point scale has been revised to the 3-point scale of exceptional, effective, and requires improvement. The effective rating covers a broad range of performance and may reflect high and low variations within the overall performance. This will likely require comments and drive conversations between managers and direct reports.
  • Competencies better reflect Brown's values and will also drive more meaningful performance conversations between managers and direct reports. Staff will more clearly see where their strengths and weaknesses lie as a result of these new competencies.
  • Standardized, streamlined forms are delivered in Workday; some forms will be mandatory and will be directly delivered to Workday Inboxes; others will be optional.

Email with your questions about Brown’s performance development program.