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It’s That Time of Year Again …

The annual performance appraisal process is now underway at Canisius.  Employees are asked to complete their self-assessments by Friday, June 29; supervisors must complete all performance appraisals by Friday, August 3.

The performance appraisal process is designed to encourage open discussion between supervisors and employees so as to review individual progress, establish priorities and discuss career development opportunities.

The bullet points below provide more details related to the performance appraisal process:

  • The first step in the performance appraisal process is for employees to complete a self-assessment.
  • To access the Self-Assessment, login to MyCanisius – Applications – HR Appraisal.
  • Once completed, the self-assessment is forwarded to the supervisor to utilize in preparing the employee’s performance appraisal.
  • The supervisor will complete the performance appraisal and then schedule a meeting to review the details and finalize goals for the next year.
  • Once completed, the supervisor will then submit the appraisal.
  • The employee will receive the final document and add comments and sign to acknowledge the appraisal was received and reviewed.
  • The appraisal will be available to view at the vice president’s level.

Watch for additional tips to consider when completing the self-assessment.

If you have any questions, contact Linda Walleshauser at Ext. 2244 / or Jennifer Skowron at Ext. 2247 /

Be sure to watch for additional tips to consider when completing the self-assessment.  Those will be coming in the next few weeks.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance

Recognize a Colleague for a Job Well Done

Just a reminder that nominations for this month’s Employee of Distinction are due by Tuesday, May 15. This program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for your co-workers and to recognize them for a job well done. The Employee of Distinction nomination form is located here.

To nominate a co-worker, explain why you think your candidate is worthy of the award. A list of factors to consider when submitting a nomination include the nominee’s history of accomplishments, level of determination, motivation and interpersonal skills.

All nominations are reviewed by the college’s Employee Engagement Team, which uses the information provided to make a fair and objective selection.

The Employee of Distinction is featured each month in The Dome.  The recipient also receives a non-monetary incentive and is presented with the award by the president and his/her supervisor.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at x2240 or at

Health Center Starts Summer Hours

The Student Health Center will operate on a modified schedule during the summer months.  The reduced hours begin Monday, May 14 and continue through Friday, August 17.

The business office of the Student Health Center will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (These hours may vary in May and June to accommodate staff vacation leave). The office will be closed entirely on Thursdays throughout the summer. 

In addition, medical and nursing clinic hours end today, Friday, May 11.  In the event of a medical emergency on campus, please call 911 or Public Safety at Ext. 2330.

Students in need of medical attention  for non-emergent illnesses or injuries should seek care at Western New York Immediate Care, MASH Urgent Care or at their primary medical providers.

Students who need assistance with health requirements should Email student health at

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health







Mailroom Posts Summer Hours

Beginning Monday, May 21, the mailroom will suspend regular delivery and pickup to-and-from campus departments for the summer.  Regular services will resume Monday, August 20.

In the interim, employees can visit the mailroom service window in Science Hall to pick up and send mail.  Summer hours in the mailroom are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  (Please note that the service window may temporarily close during the day, as needed.)

See below for more detailed information regarding the pickup and delivery of mail during the summer months:

Picking Up Mail: In-bound mail, interoffice envelopes and parcels may be picked up at the mailroom service window.  Parcels deemed too heavy to carry will be delivered at the earliest opportunity.

Sending Mail: Out-bound mail, interoffice envelopes and parcels may be dropped off at the mailroom service window or in the drop box located near the mailroom. Please do not use the drop box located IN the Old Main Faculty Lounge. For out-bound parcels deemed too heavy to carry, contact the mailroom to arrange for a pickup.

If you have any questions, call Karl Fritz or George Ambrusko in the mailroom at Ext. 2245.

Submitted by: Gary Lew, director, Purchasing

Men’s LAX Suffers Season-Ending Loss

The men’s lacrosse team suffered a season-ending 12-6 loss against 18th ranked Robert Morris on Wednesday, May 9, in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

The Golden Griffins’ postseason included two upset wins in overtime last week to earn the team its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championship since 2012.  The Griffs end the season with an 8-9 record.

Click here to read more about Wednesday’s match-up.