New performance evaluation system on the way

New performance evaluation system on the way

Core Technology Services announces ePerformance project commencement

A new self-service performance evaluation management system called ePerformance is getting closer to rollout by North Dakota University System’s Core Technology Services.

The system is a new PeopleSoft project that will begin April 6 and will be geared toward managers, employees and human resources administrators. According to CTS, plans are to complete the project by fall of this year in order to be active and ready for annual performance evaluations in 2021. The roll out of the new project was prompted by the need to build efficiency in the area of performance evaluations, and fits several goals under CTS’ strategic plan.

The system is a web-deployed performance management solution that streamlines the appraisal aspect of the development business process, from goal planning and coaching to performance assessments and rewards. Managers, employees, and HR administrators can collaborate on performance evaluations and goals, review performance history, and monitor and manage the overall performance process. Workflow notifications keep all interested parties up to date throughout the performance cycle.

Training opportunities including requirements gathering and application demonstrations will be coordinated by CTS staff and campus HR departments. Additional communications will likely come from the HR User Group, the Human Resources Council and the PeopleSoft Governance Committee.

So far CTS has and continues to work through multiple steps, including working with experienced PeopleSoft HCM and ePerformance consultants to assist with the project; soliciting feedback on desired functionality and communication expectations; building a website to aid information rollout; dedicating project management resources; and forming an advisory group that will likely meet via IVN or other technology. To volunteer to be on the advisory group, contact Project Manager Betsy Watts (email in link).

According to Jody French, assistant chief information officer for enterprise solutions, the advisory group will serve to provide feedback on the design and features of ePerformance.

“The initial time commitment from group members will be higher in April and May while we gather information and walk through the delivered system processes to identify where requirements are met and where gaps exist,” she said. “After our 4-6 week discovery phase, meetings will be held once a month.”