City of Minneapolis Enterprise Policy Coversheet

Performance Appraisal Policy (This page is currently under revision)



Applies To

X City Departments

__ Boards and Commissions

__ Other: [Describe]


The purpose of performance appraisal is for a supervisor and an employee to have a candid discussion about performance expectations and actual performance. The employee's actual level of performance is compared to the expected level of performance using standards that were developed by the supervisor with input from the employee. This expected level of performance is to be derived from the department work plans that in turn reflect the City's goals and desired performance  measurements. Performance measurements show what outcomes have been achieved as a result of the individual and work unit activity. The comparison of actual performance with expectations and standards serves as a basis for recognizing accomplishments and planning for improvement where deficiencies are found. Performance appraisals may also be utilized in a progressive disciplinary process to resolve continuing poor performance.


Policy Review Group Approval: April 7, 2016

Council Approval: April 29, 2016 

Effective: May 9, 2016

Last Revised: April 29, 2016

Key Words

"performance appraisal"; "performance review"; "performance evaluation"; "employee review" ; appraisal; review; performance; "annual review"; "annual appraisal"; "performance management"; "development plan"; "employee development plan"




Supporting References

Related Policies

Administering Department

Human Resources

Chief Human Resources Officer (612) 673-2139


Your Department's Human Resources Generalist.


Last updated Dec 7, 2016