SUBJECTIVE VS OBJECTIVE (WILL HAVE BOTH) Contractual Obligation Formal Performance Evaluation Yearly? Does this work or not? Work Plan Expectations/parameters Regular review of objectives Easy to change direction based on external/internal circumstances Option: Create yourself, rate yourself including weaknesses and identify goals for coming year. Provide to boss and/or council Discussion and evaluation; set benchmarks
Formal vs. informal process Sit downs Regular interactions
Issues: Inclusion of subordinate assessment Does this create open dialogue and enhanced communication?
Practical Considerations Who rates your performance? City Council Herding Cats Closed sessions Mayor Appointed Committee How effective How do they learn what you are doing City Manager Contract Requirement
Examples of evaluation criteria Supervision Leadership Mayor/Council relations Execution of policy Public relations Intergovernmental relations Planning Financial management Organizational management Flexibility/judgment Knowledge of issues Staffing