11.02.10.02

.02 Appraisals.

A. The appointing authority or the appointing authority's designee shall ensure that written appraisals of the performance of all Career Service, Commission Plan, and Executive Service employees working under the jurisdiction of the appointing authority or the appointing authority's designee be made at least once each year.

B. The performance appraisal shall be made by the employee's immediate supervisor, whenever practicable, and shall be reviewed and approved by the next level of supervision.

C. The performance appraisal may be reviewed by the appointing authority or the appointing authority's designee.

D. The employee's immediate supervisor shall discuss the performance appraisal with the employee.

E. Less-than-standard appraisals shall be reported to the appointing authority or the appointing authority's designee.

F. An employee may appeal a performance appraisal or denial of salary increase in accordance with COMAR 11.02.09.

G. An employee with a written performance appraisal rating equivalent to overall "meets standards" or higher may only grieve the evaluation up to Step Two of the grievance procedure outlined in COMAR 11.02.09.