Performance Development

The Performance Development Program (PDP) is UMB's formal process for employee evaluation and development. Participating in the PDP process is a critical responsibility for every supervisor, and it is expected that an evaluation be completed at the end of the performance cycle. By using the process, employees are clear about goals, objectives, and expectations that are essential to an employee’s development and overall success.

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Help Improve UMB’s Performance Development Program(PDP): Please Take the Survey!

November 16 – December 7

The time has come to redesign the Performance Development Program and Evaluation Form, and we want to hear from you! On November 16th, you will receive an electronic invitation from to participate in the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Performance Management Assessment Survey. The survey is an important tool for obtaining feedback from staff and faculty who supervise staff about the Performance Development Program (PDP) and Evaluation Form.

We value your input, and we are invested in the continuous improvement of our policies, processes, and programs at the University. With your responses, we will be able to identify areas of the PDP and Evaluation Form that need improvement. The results will help us to continue to enhance the user experience and strengthen and streamline the performance evaluation process and tools.

Your participation in this survey is vital, and we appreciate your taking the time to complete the survey. You will be able to access the survey through the upcoming email from from

Survey responses are anonymous. Please DO NOT delete the emailed invitation, as it will be the only way to access the survey. The survey will be open between Nov. 16 and Dec. 7, 2022.

Thank you in advance for your participation!



  • Submit evaluations via email at
  • Must be submitted via an attachment in Word format only!
  • Maintain a copy of the evaluation with all required signatures.
  • Look for your confirmation email from

For assistance, please contact Employee and Labor Relations at 410-706-7302.

Performance Improvement

A performance improvement plan is a plan that communicates performance expectations, where an employee is not meeting the expectation and instructions on what must be done to correct deficiencies and the timeframe in which it should be accomplished. This plan can be constructed with the assistance of Employee and Labor Relations.