Manager Memos & Tips

Fostering effective performance management

Performance management is a fundamental management process that helps shape how employees view and do their work at Washington University.

As a manager, you should approach performance management as an ongoing process that brings out the best in staff members as they meet your group’s goals.

To learn more about how to conduct performance management reviews, Human Resources offers several training courses.  

View more courses and learning opportunities available to leadership and staff employees.

For more information, Contact Carla Bailey, senior manager of WashU HR Learning and Development at or call 935-8047

Templates for performance review documents can be found at

Human Resources is taking steps to evolve the performance management strategy at Washington University. Over the past several months, we’ve been working to review, develop and improve the process in partnership with key stakeholders, university leadership and external partners. Through this work, we will be providing ways to enhance and improve the performance review experience for both managers and employees. Please look for more information in the coming weeks regarding performance management changes for the FY20 rating period. We are continuing to work to strengthen performance management and appreciate your support in setting expectations, encouraging growth and cultivating talent for collective success.