Preparing for your Annual Review - Employee Guide

The Annual Review is a two-way discussion with your supervisor which provides an opportunity to discuss the following:

  • Accomplishments
  • Goals achieved
  • Development opportunities completed
  • Areas in need of additional improvement

To help assure that this meeting is productive and meaningful for both of you, preparation is recommended. Here are suggestions:

  1. Review your goals and development plan. Be prepared to discuss what you accomplished, where you ran into difficulty and what you learned from the experiences.
  2. Complete the Self-Review Worksheet and provide a copy to your supervisor prior to your Annual Review meeting.
  3. Think about suggestions to improve the effectiveness of your unit. Are there processes that could be improved? Remember to keep a positive, proactive focus.
  4. Think about your role. Are there changes needed? Are there issues that your supervisor needs to be aware of?
  5. Consider feedback you may have for your supervisor in regard to how they have been helpful and how you can work together more effectively.

Giving thought to these issues ahead of time, and jotting down notes to take with you to the meeting can help to assure that you cover important information in a professional manner. It will also set the stage for a productive Performance Planning meeting down the road.

This document is provided as an MS Word document so that staff can save and edit in preparation for their annual review.