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You and your manager should continuously look for ways to help you perform to the best of your abilities, strive to improve, develop your skills, and collaborate well with your team members and coworkers

You should take the following steps to manage your performance as a regular, classified employee:

  • Periodically review the expectations of your position and make sure that your performance matches these expectations
  • Actively participate and listen during your performance appraisals—check out the performance appraisal form [PDF and Word doc version] and instructions [PDF]
  • Listen to feedback and receive coaching with an open mind
  • Take part in training and development activities for your individual growth and improved departmental performance
  • Work with your manager to clarify short-term and long-term objectives, and formulate strategies and plans to achieve objectives
  • Make sure you understand priorities and time frames for the implementation of objectives
  • Be the best employee you can be by striving for quality of service, fostering a commitment for achieving goals, and setting an example for others to follow

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You can take advantage of services designed to help you manage your performance, address workplace conflicts, and understand the university’s policies and procedures. Contact Strategic Workforce Solutions at 512-471-HRSC (4772) to request services to help you improve your effectiveness in the workplace.