Raleigh, N.C. Mar 15, 2016 The Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) is making significant changes to the state’s performance management system to align with Governor McCrory’s goals of bringing innovation and efficiency to state government. OSHR launched NCVIP (North Carolina Valuing Individual Performance) in 2015. The standardized system aims to improve employee productivity, accountability and transparency. It allows employees to develop and enhance individual performance, while contributing to the achievement of organizational mission, goals, and business objectives. The technology implementation process is approaching the final stage. So far about 90 percent of state employees have completed their Interim Reviews and created performance plans. The next step in the process is the Annual Performance Evaluation. OSHR revamped the performance management system to increase efficiency and accountability to the performance review process. The new approach takes a broad look at what it means to get employees engaged and involved. With the new system, employees have the opportunity to get feedback, discuss problems or challenges and identify steps for improvement. The changes being made have big implications. NCVIP recognizes the value and contributions that employees make, while supporting their goals and career interests. Jenn McGinnis, Organizational Effectiveness Manager with OSHR, has been leading the effort to change the state’s performance management system. McGinnis has been invited to be a panelist at the North Carolina Industrial & Organizational Psychologists Spring semi-annual meeting. It takes place Friday, March 18 from 9:00am - 2:30pm at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro. Panelists include representatives from Clemson University, TIAA-CREF, Microsoft, and Deloitte. McGinnis will offer her insight on performance management from the public sector.