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September 8, 2015

2014-2015 Impact Reports and 2015-2016 Action Plans Due October 1

Submitted by Laurie Chandler

Impact Reports for the 2014-2015 program year and Action Plans for the 2015-2016 program year are due October 1. For extension agents, these documents are part of the online Performance Review process. The current Impact Report, next year's Action Plan and Professional Development plan need to be completed before beginning the 2015 Performance Review. These are available in KSRE Online.

Specialists should check with their Unit Heads for due dates.

Impact Reports
From the KSRE Online menu, select Planning/Reporting. Click on Impact Reports. To get started, view a list of your actions plans for the 2014-2015 reporting period, then click the button under Impact Report.

Action Plans
Add, update, copy and/or edit and localize action plans for 2015-16.

All agents are asked to:

  • Develop two or three focused action plans with at least one of them based on the work of your Program Focus Team.
  • Gather evidence of outcomes
  • Complete and submit Action Plans into KSRE Online by October 1.

Professional Development Plans
From the KSRE Online menu, select Professional Development. Click on Available Opportunities and click on Filter. Be sure to select the 2015-2016 reporting period. Agents can also search opportunities by Program Area, Core Competency and Level. Professional Development Opportunities need to be selected in order to complete Professional Development Plan. Each PFT has Professional Development options in the catalog.

The intent of the professional development system is to support agents in gaining greater expertise in their program focus area as well as in other areas in which they do programming.

Performance Review
Complete the Impact Report and 2015-2016 Professional Development Plan before starting on the Performance Review. Go to the Performance Review menu and click on Agent Performance Review. There are 12 steps to the performance review process, with the first three being to complete the 2015-2016 Action Plans, the 2014-2015 Impact Reports and the 2015-2016 Professional Development Plan.

Steps 4 through 12 are for the performance review itself. There are two new sections that require agent input this year: #4 - Program Development Committee Engagement Outcomes, and #6 - Volunteer Screening, Management, Development outcomes.

If an agent is going to ask external reviewers to provide input into the performance review, they can enter the reviewers’ name and contact information in Step #11.

Agents can save a section they are working on and come back at a future time to take up where they left off. The final step #12 is to review and submit.

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