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2014 Performance Evaluation Program


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Each spring, Vanderbilt conducts performance evaluations for its staff. Managing an annual performance review in addition to regular check-ins and other goal setting meetings gives us a chance to highlight great work, to coach on areas for improvement, and to set goals for the upcoming year. Below please find links to everything you need to conduct your evaluations.

The Medical Center and some areas of University Central use an electronic system, VPES (Vanderbilt Performance Evaluation System). For technical questions about using the system, please contact the Employee Service Center at 343.7000 or University Central departments and programs typically use a tool developed in Microsoft Word that is available in the University section below.

For questions about coaching or providing performance feedback, please contact your Human Resources Consultant.

Training and Coaching

Performance evaluations provide an opportunity to enhance communication with staff, evaluate progress on goals, build trust, and increase engagement. To prepare you for success, we offer in-person training sessions:

  • Medical Center Guide to Performance Evaluation Course - for any Medical Center manager who will conduct evaluations
  • The University Leader's Guide to Performance Evaluations – for any University Central manager who will conduct evaluations
  • HR Leadership Foundation Class: Module 4, Managing Performance & Behavior – for a new leader needing an overview of performance management

You can find a list of upcoming sessions and enroll by signing in to the LMS and entering "performance management" in the search bar.

Also, for a quick reminder of best practices and strategies, please refer to the PDF guide Tips for conducting effective performance evaluations.

Medical Center

To begin your evaluations, log in to the Vanderbilt Performance Evaluation System (VPES).

For your reference:

Medical Center performance evaluations need to be completed by April 30.

University Central

For areas using paper evaluations:
To begin your evaluations, download the University Performance Evaluation tool (paper version). Completed evaluations should be scanned and emailed to in Human Resources to be logged.

For your reference:

For areas using the VPES online tool:
To begin your evaluations, log in to the Vanderbilt Performance Evaluation System(VPES)

For your reference:

University Central performance evaluations need to be completed before June, when merit increases are awarded.