Title: Productivity
Approved by
Date Approved:
Effective Date: 06/03/2019
Responsible Official: Vice President of Human Resources
Responsible University Office: HR Employee Relations
Revision History: 01/01/2002
Related Legislation and University policies: Positive Corrective Action (PCA) Policy
Review Period: 5 years
Date of Last Review
Relates to: executive staff, senior staff, and staff
Exclusions: none

Policy Statement

The university expects all employees to meet high productivity standards. Time management, teamwork, efficiency, cooperation, and effort all contribute to an employee’s productivity. The standards leading to high productivity include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consistently reporting to work and leaving work according to work schedule
  • Fully engaging in the work while on paid time/not misusing work time
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Asking for assistance when necessary
  • Assisting others with information, knowledge, time, and resources
  • Being prepared to give extra time when necessary
  • Responding positively to unanticipated overtime needs
  • Limiting unscheduled absences
  • Notifying supervisors as soon as possible of unscheduled absences in accordance with department procedures
  • Learning and using technology and databases for maximum efficiency
  • Being prepared for meetings
  • Starting meetings on time and ending on time
  • Avoiding unnecessary interruptions of others at work
  • Following-up on activities that have been delegated
  • Following university systems and procedures
  • Minimizing the need to conduct personal business during work hours 

If an employee is in a supervisory position and notices these standards are not being met, the supervisor should discuss productivity concerns with the staff member in a direct, calm and candid session. If the employee continues to struggle to meet these standards, the supervisor should contact Employee Relations by email at, by phone at 216-368-6964, or in person by visiting the HR Service Center located in Crawford Hall, Room 320.