Performance appraisals are designed to ensure that employees receive feedback from their supervisor on how their work is perceived, how their outcomes are defined and measured, and to ensure a dialogue about work expectations and support needs. Performance appraisals help ensure there is an ongoing conversation between a supervisor and each employee. Both the supervisor and the employee being supervised are responsible for ensuring this dialogue occurs.

Annual performance appraisals must be completed before any employee’s salary increases can be processed. Salary increases can only be backdated a maximum of 2 months, so it is important that performance appraisals are completed on time. Responsibility for ensuring that performance appraisals are completed on schedule lies with both the employee and their supervisor, and neither party can refuse to conduct them.