At a minimum, a formal Performance Evaluation will occur annually for all non-probationary/non- temporary staff.
- Probationary staff, both new hire and re-class will receive a formal six month probationary evaluation.
- Part year staff receiving a six month probationary evaluation on or after March 1st and full year or administrative staff receiving a six month probationary evaluation on or after May 1st are not required to have an additional annual evaluation for that program year.
- Additional formal mid-point probationary evaluations for new hires are required.
- Reclassified/promoted staff are not required to have a formal mid-point probationary evaluation but should have their new job description reviewed at mid-point, prior to their formal six month probationary evaluation (due dates for 6 month evaluations must be adhered to by all supervisors).
Additional evaluations may be performed at any time there is a need to review work performance to determine additional training, support and suitability for the position. A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is considered an additional evaluation. It is required that all evaluations are done on a face to face basis between the direct supervisor and staff unless there are no other alternatives.
The overall goal of this policy is to provide a positive and supportive work environment that facilitates quality services to Head Start and Early Head Start children and families. The process is designed to communicate and assess the performance expectations of positions within Head Start of Lane County, performance expectations that adhere to Agency, Federal and State Performance Standards. The process also provides support for the professional development of staff through goal setting, mentoring, training and education.
Staff are to be informed of job expectations and performance levels throughout the year via routine feedback and communication. Job performance, checklists, assessments, data review, observations, feedback, certification/license renewals, and education and/or training or other supporting documentation will form the basis for all performance evaluations ratings.
Policy Council Approval 05/14/02. 03/12/13
Revised/Updated February 2013. April 2014