• UFirst Updates

    What is UFirstAt the University of Virginia, we’re proud of who we are. We are powered by the amazing people who come to work every day in the endless pursuit of innovation and excellence in world-class teaching, research, patient care, and public service.

    Critical to UVA’s success is a foundation of Human Resource services—now and in the future.

    Ufirst is improving the way you experience HR at UVA. The Ufirst project mission: to deliver a high level of coordinated services supported by a best in class, cloud-based technology. Between now and the summer of 2018, HR will transform into a solution-focused HR organization. Positions are expected to begin standing up in October of this year. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available!

    For current state matters, you can find organization listing and team contact information by visiting our SOM HR Contacts page. Looking for your department’s primary HR contact? You can find a detailed listing for each department here.

    Need help with a specific project or issue? Submit a ticket through SysAid for HR requests.  You can find links to SysAid and a SysAid user guide in the top toolbar.

    Additionally, a copy of the SOM HR Responsibility Matrix, which outlines departmental and HR responsibilities, can be found here.

    2017 faculty annual reviews

    2017 Faculty Annual Reviews (covering July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017) should now be complete. Please make sure to submit evaluations ASAP using the instructions sent out to departmental administrators and/or administrative staff by email.

    Thank you for helping to make this year’s process successful!

    2017 Lead@ evaluations

    The School of Medicine’s 2017 performance evaluations (covering July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017) should now be well underway. By the end of August 2017, all evaluations classified and University Staff, as well as A&P faculty, should be in step 7. If you need assistance, including bypassing interim review steps (3 and 4), please contact a member of your HR team.

    **Employees in their probationary period should continue to use the probationary form generated in Lead@. Steps 1 and 2 should be completed in the first 30 days of employment, and the interim evaluation steps (3 and 4) completed at the six-month mark. Probationary evaluations will automatically freeze until the eleven-month mark when step 5 will reopen for completion by the end of the twelve month probationary period.

    Lead@UVa Features and Resources

    Visit the Performance Management website at www.hr.virginia.edu/go/performance to find toolkits for employees and managers.

    The SMART goal repository (an inventory of sample SMART goals) http://hr.virginia.edu/iform/goal-search continues to grow and is a great resource to help managers and employees with performance planning.