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2007-2008 Resolution 6

June 19, 2008

Resolution on Regarding Operating Policy 70.12

WHEREAS, Annual Performance Evaluations are required by Operation Policy 70.12; and,

WHEREAS, many staff members do not consistently receive Annual Performance Evaluations; and,

WHEREAS, the Annual Performance Evaluation result in employee eligibility for awards; and,

WHEREAS, the Annual Performance Evaluations result in employee understanding areas where he/she is performing well and areas for improvement; and,

WHEREAS, the Annual Performance Evaluations result in clear understanding of employee accountability; and,

WHEREAS, Texas Tech University recently adopted a Statement of Ethical Principles “DO THE RIGHT THING”; and,

WHEREAS, over the past three years approximately 684 evaluations have not been completed (2005–119; 2006–208; 2007–357; 12% of the staff*);

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Staff Senate on this 19th day of June 2008, recommends the implementation of Mandatory Annual Performance Evaluations of all benefits eligible staff members; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, failure to complete Annual Performance Evaluations carries significant consequences for the employee supervisor; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, a Task Force should be implemented to develop a revised Operating Policy for Mandatory Annual Performance Evaluations to ensure compliance that includes consequences for those supervisors not completing Annual Evaluations for their employees; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Task Force should include representatives from all EEO classifications and include Staff Senate representation; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be presented to Chancellor Kent Hance, President Jon Whitmore, members of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents;  and Human Resource Services

Introduced to, and passed by, the Texas Tech University Staff Senate on June 16, 2008.

 

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