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Annual review

The annual performance review is an opportunity for a formal check-in at the end of the performance cycle. Annual reviews are mandatory for University and Academic Professionals and Classified employees and are completed in Talent@VCU.


All reviews at VCU have three main components: SMART Goals, VCU Core Competencies and Comprehensive Ratings.

  • SMART Goals
    • Rating section for each SMART goal
  • VCU Core Competencies
    • Rating section for each competency behavior
  • Comprehensive Rating
    • Rating section that takes into account goals and competency behaviors
    • Narrative section explaining rating

Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Human Resources
Lindsey House | 600 West Franklin Street | Box 842511
Richmond, VA 23284-2511
Phone: (804) 828-0177

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