The state has a formal performance appraisal system for its Career Service employees which is called Performance Planning & Review (PPAR). The probationary employee and their supervisor should establish and review the performance planning and review document within the first few weeks of employment. At the end of three and five months of employment, performance will be evaluated to determine how the employee is progressing.
Once a person is a status employee, a formal performance appraisal document is to be established by the employee's supervisor. The review will be used to guide the employee’s daily activities and to provide a means for planning and reviewing job performance. Supervisors and employees are required to sign the form, as signatures indicate that the supervisor and employee have discussed performance and the written comments. Signing the document does not necessarily indicate agreement. Employees may provide comments or attach notations of exceptions to the performance appraisal document along with reasons for those exceptions. The PPAR is forwarded to the next level supervisor, and then to Human Resources Office. The evaluation may be appealed through normal grievance procedures. For Career Service employees, performance will be reviewed annually.