New format for administrator’s reviewWith the three-year anniversary of city administrator Peter Herlofsky’s employment coming up May 1, the Farmington City Council will conduct a performance-based assessment.
By: Michelle Leonard, The Farmington Independent
With the three-year anniversary of city administrator Peter Herlofsky’s employment coming up May 1, the Farmington City Council will conduct a performance-based assessment.
On Feb. 17, council members agreed to try the performance-based assessment, offered by the International City/County Management Association, as part of Herlofsky’s upcoming review.
ICMA materials describe the PBA as a web-based multi-rater process that provides a “360-degree” assessment by gathering feedback on an administrator’s strengths and areas of development. It asks for input from elected officials, staff supervisors and the individual who is being assessed. There is a level of confidentiality involved, too. No names are attached to the responses given.
The assessments are conducted online, through a PBA program that will cost the city of Farmington $245 to purchase.
By receiving input from several areas, the assessment provides the individual with feedback on who others perceive his or her performance. It helps identify areas of strength and weakness, and ways to design a professional development plan for areas in need of improvement.
The ICMA says the performance-based assessment is not an actual performance evaluation, nor should it be used in place of one.
At the Feb. 17 meeting, Farmington City Council members directed city attorney Joel Jamnik to obtain the PBA program.