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Staff Performance Appraisal Process Begins

The performance appraisal process at Canisius College is designed to encourage open discussion between our managers and employees to review progress, establish priorities and discuss career development opportunities across the campus. In addition to helping plan for the development and progression of our talent pool, introducing regular communication with staff regarding performance management allows for planned, consistent conversations that will drive engagement, and convey a sincere interest in individual development and career planning.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SCHEDULE

The first step in the appraisal process is for employees to complete a self-assessment through Dynamic Forms. For your convenience, all staff will now have access to all prior performance appraisals in the portal under the Human Resources tab in “HR Appraisal History”.

All notifications will be generated through your Canisius E-mail account and will be sent directly from hr@canisius.edu. Please save any E-mails that you receive regarding your appraisal.

  • Employees will receive an E-mail invitation from hr@canisius.edu with a link to the Self-Assessment form on June 22nd.
  • Once the assessment is completed, the Supervisor will receive an E-mail notification advising them to move forward with the preparation of the performance appraisal.
  • Employees should complete the self-assessment by July 15.
  • Performance appraisal meetings should be scheduled between July 18 and August 12.
  • We encourage all Supervisors to pre-schedule your appraisal meetings in advance to assure completion by August 12.
  • Once completed, the Supervisor will then submit the appraisal.
  • The employee will receive a final E-mail to add comments and sign to acknowledge the appraisal was received and reviewed.

Training sessions will be scheduled to assist staff in completing the self-assessment. To assist Supervisors in completing performance appraisals, please note that Zoom training sessions will be scheduled. Watch for additional information including dates and times.

 Please contact Linda Walleshauser  at walleshl@canisius.edu or Ext. 2244 or Mary Braun at braun5@canisius.edu  or Ext. 2247 if you have any questions regarding the process.

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

Human Resources Updates

As we eagerly move into the summer months, please review these important reminders and updates from the Office of Human Resources.

Use of Vacation Time Through June 30

For all regular staff not subject to the college’s collective bargaining agreement, your vacation and personal time is available for your use through June 30, 2022. Staff are permitted to carry over 5 days (37.5 hours) of vacation time into the new benefit year, beginning July 1..

Personal leave must be used by June 30 and will not carry over into the next year. Please check your balances in Self-Service Banner and work with your supervisor to schedule your time off.

 Early Closure on Fridays & Summer Hours Program Begins!

  • Early closure on Fridays will begin on May 27 and will continue through August 12 with the following hours:  8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Effective May 31, office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Some offices may be required to staff their offices on Friday afternoons to meet the needs of students. As we have in past years, alternative scheduling options will remain available.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions. Thank you!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

As part of our professional development opportunities scheduled during the college’s Juneteenth celebration and events, we have purchased a corporate pass for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity and Inclusion Symposium on Thursday, June 16 from 10:15 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

This unique event delivers the ongoing learning necessary in the D&I realm in a one-day virtual format that is filled with inspirational discussions and non-stop knowledge. The event is open to all faculty and staff.

To register for this online event, please use the link below and select tickets.  You will be choosing the first line that states D&I Symposium Corporate Pass RSVP.

www.eventbrite.com/e/290576380777/?discount=2022DIScorp

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

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

Open Comment Period

As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the offices of Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion have partnered to develop a campus-wide policy related to DEI in the workplace. In addition, we have expanded the hiring for mission policy to include outlined DEI protocols within the college’s hiring practices.

As required, the campus community has an opportunity to comment on proposed edits to all policies. The 60-day comment period the Hiring for Mission Policy and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy is now open.

Please click on the attached link:

https://wiki.canisius.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=48169056.

All feedback will be anonymous unless you choose to leave your name. Reports of the feedback submitted will be reviewed with the Senior Leadership Team. The review period concludes on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

The collective sum of the individual differences, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and institution’s achievement.

We would like to thank you for contributing to this process.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance & Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean, Diversity & Inclusion

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

As part of our professional development opportunities scheduled during the college’s Juneteenth celebration and events, we have purchased a corporate pass for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity and Inclusion Symposium on Thursday, June 16 from 10:15 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

This unique event delivers the ongoing learning necessary in the D&I realm in a one-day virtual format that is filled with inspirational discussions and non-stop knowledge. The event is open to all faculty and staff.

To register for this online event, please use the link below and select tickets.  You will be choosing the first line that states D&I Symposium Corporate Pass RSVP.

www.eventbrite.com/e/290576380777/?discount=2022DIScorp

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

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