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Performance Reviews

A performance review is a summative two-way discussion and written documentation focusing on employee performance (areas of excellence, areas for improvement, goals related to performance and professional development).

Detailed information on the process timeline and the performance review tools are posted below for each OSU Extension job group. Several other general performance review job tools and reference materials are also available.

General Information/Aids

Performance Planning

Annual Review Ratings Definitions and Guidelines

Performance Review Tools

Performance Review Timeline (for Area Leaders)


For members of OSU Extension Administratiion

Area Leaders/Unit Directors

Includes work as an area leader and an educator.


For educators with no area leader appointment.

EFNEP Program Assistants

*Supervised by EFNEP supervisor.

Organizational Support

Includes state-based program staff who are not using Vita.

Program Staff

Includes program assistants, program coordinators, program managers/specialists, program directors, etc.
*Supervised by area leader/unit director, except EFNEP program assistants.


*in the Department of Extension

Support Staff

Includes office assistants, office associates, administrative associates, accountants, and other Administrative and Professional titles not in the other groups listed here.
*Supervised by area leader/unit director.