Revised, October 2014
The review initiator's evaluation provides a comprehensive evaluation of the candidate's performance and accomplishments both within and beyond the primary assignment for the period under review. It brings to bear direct knowledge of the candidate as well as knowledge gleaned from letters of reference, the candidate's documentation and other sources.
With input from the candidate, the review initiator solicits letters of reference from persons best able to assess the candidate's performance and accomplishments. In the solicitations the review initiator requests comment on specific activities and contributions. Letters of reference are appropriate in greater than standard, off-cycle, and mid-range or higher Librarian merit reviews.
The review initiator's evaluation avoids repetition of the candidate's self evaluation. It indicates whether or not there is agreement on the relative importance of the candidate's accomplishments during the period under review. To the extent that the review initiator differs from the candidate in assessing accomplishment, the differences are clearly delineated.
The review initiator works with the candidate in identifying goals and objectives for the next review period. In the evaluation the review initiator indicates whether there is agreement on goals and objectives; if there is disagreement, the review initiator identifies what she/he believes are goals and objectives for the candidate.
The review initiator's evaluation is most helpful in the review process when: