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Wilfrid Laurier University Human Resources
April 20, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Management Group Performance Appraisal & Merit Increase

The annual Performance Appraisal process is integral to Laurier's success as it provides managers and employees with a shared understanding of what is required (through work and development goals) and how success can be achieved.

Appraisals typically take place around June/July, and assess the performance year from July 1st to June 30th.

A Guide to the Performance Appraisal Process is available here: Performance Appraisal Guide

The Performance Appraisal Form for Management Group can be found here:  Management Group Performance Appraisal Form

Appendix A - Sample Health & Safety Objectives to be used as part of Goals & Objectives for the Management Performance Appraisal:  Appendix A: Health & Safety Objectives

2013 Merit Increase Framework

2013 Performance Appraisal & Merit Increase Timeline:

Performance Appraisal Process & Timelines Communicated to all Managers and Non-Union Staff

May 6th

Communication of Merit Grid to all Managers and Non-Union Staff

Week of June 15th

Employee Self‐Assessment is completed by the employee and submitted to their direct manager

May 31st

Manager completes the Performance Appraisal Form and conducts appraisal meeting with employee

June 7th – July 12th

Managers submit merit increase spreadsheets and signed performance appraisal forms to Human Resources

July 12th

Compiled merit recommendations sent to appropriate Senior Administrator for final review and approval

August 5th

Senior Administrators review merit recommendations for their unit and provide approval to Human Resources

August 16th

Merit recommendations finalized and approved by President’s Group

Late August or

Early September

Finalized merit increases communicated to managers who will notify increases to each employee

September 6th

Letters sent to employees receiving merit increases

September 13th

Merit increases are processed on the September pay deposit, retroactive to July 1st.

September 19th Pay Date

Related Information Title Type
2013 Engaging in Effective Performance Discussions Presentation Document
2013 Merit Increase Framework - Management & Non-Union Document
2013 Performance Appraisal - Facilitating the Performance Discussion Meeting Document
2013 Performance Appraisal - Health & Safety Objectives Document
2013 Performance Appraisal Guide Document
2012 Performance Appraisal - Management & Non-Union Staff Performance Appraisal Process and Timelines Document
2012 Performance Appraisal Form - Management Group Document