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Student employees and supervisors should engage in frequent and honest conversations throughout the year regarding the employee's performance, proficiency, dependability, conduct, and policy compliance. Doing so builds a strong working relationship, affords employees professional development opportunities, and encourages  metacognition about students' skills for their future careers. 

See the Workplace Issues and Termination section for additional information on providing feedback, particularly as it relates to perceived or observed negative topics. 

Annually, supervisors should arrange a formal meeting with the student and complete the Employee Performance Evaluation Form to review the student's performance for the period of employment. Reviews are due May 31. 

  • If the evaluation is marked "retained,"
    • it is considered a joint contract between the employer and the employee; either party must give the other at least two weeks notice if the decision is changed.
  • If a student is marked "not retained,"