Performance Development Program (ePDP)
The electronic Performance Development Program (ePDP) is a communication program for staff members and supervisors to help them understand their roles, continue to learn, and participate in the improvement of Grand Valley State University. The program is completed annually via a multi-stage electronic process that includes an automatic flow of forms between staff and supervisor. The program starts with an Annual Planning document and is completed with a Final Assessment that reflects performance over the past year. For Administrative/Professional Staff, evaluations are also a basis for merit increases in salary.
Passwords with special characters: You will NOT be able to login to ePDP if your network password contains any of the following special characters: Comma (,), Plus (+), Quote (“), Backslash (\), Less Than (<), Greater Than (>), Semicolon (;), Hashtag (#), Equal (=), Space ( ). You will need to reset your network password so it doesn't contain any of these characters.
We understand the ePDP system is slower than usual and plan to replace the system next year. This year we are offering an optional alternative to the online ePDP system.
Training Central - View for supervisors to see the GVSU training your staff member has completed.
Frequently Asked Questions about the ePDP
Supervisor's Guide: Performance Improvement Plan
Performance Improvement Plan Form
Workflow and Timeline Chart
SMART Goals - How to Write
ePDP Training Material
Understanding the Fundamentals
Creating goals and identifying job responsibilities
Understanding Self Assessment and the final stages of the ePDP
Understanding Supervisor Assessment and the final stages of the ePDP
Using the System
Annual Planning (completed by Staff)
Annual Planning Approval (completed by Supervisor)
Staff Only - Self Assessment through Complete
Supervisor/Staff - Self Assessment through Complete