LHR News: Feb. 24

2013-2014 SRDP Process

The time has come to begin to prepare for the Staff Review and Development process for the review period of April 2013 – March 2014. All reviews must be completed by April 30, 2014; however, the deadline for submitting the final SRDP document and rating to Libraries Human Resources is May 9, 2014. The SRDP form, as well as various links to SRDP help tools, can be found online on OHR’s Staff Review and Development Plan page, at http://bit.ly/1ffx012. This year’s timelines and other resources that may be helpful can be found on the LHR site, at bitly.com/1dtKLma. Employees should consult their supervisors regarding specific deadlines for completing each step of the SRDP process.

This will be the last time the current SRDP process will be used. The new performance management program is being piloted and once the pilot has been completed, final adjustments will be made to the process and it will be introduced later this year.

SRDP training calendar

New Staff: Tips for How to Prepare for your First Performance Review at Penn State
Thursday, February 27: 9:30a.m. – 10:45a.m.
Friday, March 14: 3:00p.m.– 4:15p.m.

Current Staff: Tips for Energizing your Approach to the Annual Staff Review and Development Process
Friday, March 14: 9:30a.m.– 10:45a.m.
Wednesday, March 19: 3:45p.m.– 5:00p.m.

Supervisors: Tips for Making the Annual Review Process as Effective as Possible
Wed., February 26: 9:30a.m.– 11:00a.m.
Friday, March 14: 1:00p.m.– 2:30p.m.
Tuesday, March 18: 3:00p.m.– 4:30p.m.

Reporting Child Abuse Training

Penn State’s Reporting Child Abuse Training is an annual requirement for all Penn State employees, tracked on a calendar year basis. If you completed the training in 2013, you will need to complete it again in 2014, and you will receive an email reminder soon. The Pre-Test component of the training has been eliminated. The on-line training program and the Post-Test are the same as last year.

Below are instructions to access the training portal. It is suggested that you print a copy of your completion certificate for your records. Note that you’ll want to print the completion certificate for the whole program, and not just the Post-Test.

Employees and anyone with an active Penn State Access Account (WebAccess) should access the training through psuohrlearning.skillport.com.
Volunteers and individuals who do not have an Access Account should register for an account and access the training through ohr.psu.edu/learning/online/volunteers/.

Please note that in order for records to show that you have successfully completed the Reporting Child Abuse training, you must complete both of the following steps:

  1. Complete the Course Content
  2. Pass the post-test with a score of 80% or better

If you believe that you have successfully completed the training, you may want to review the information in the “My Progress” tab in Skillport to be sure all steps have been completed. Once all both requirements are achieved, you can Print Your Certificate. Please contact the Penn State IT Service Desk (ITservicedesk@psu.edu or 814-865-4357) if you have technical questions about the training or printing your certificate.