Evaluation and appeal options

The annual performance evaluation is an opportunity for you to receive formal performance feedback from your supervisor. This process includes evaluating job performance, an annual performance cycle, deadlines for completing the evaluation, performance ratings (“extraordinary achiever,” “high achiever,” “achiever” or “fair performer") and more. 

Appealing your performance evaluation

If you have concerns about the performance evaluation, you can put your issues in writing to the reviewer within 10 workdays of receipt of your performance evaluation. You should specify the areas of disagreement and your desired changes. The reviewer may discuss the issues further with you and/or your supervisor and should respond to you in writing within five workdays.

Use of this process does not automatically extend the 30-calendar-day timeframe to initiate a formal grievance. 

Several options are available for classified employees who wish to appeal their performance plan or evaluation ratings or comments. These options are listed below beginning with the least formal and ending with the most formal. In addition, classified staff may enter an appeal regarding a pay action.

For more information about the annual performance review process and appealing a review, contact VCU Employee Relations at emprel@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1510.


Discussion with supervisor
Written rebuttal
Written appeal
Classified staff pay appeals