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As of April, 2015, the PDR tool is being used by employees in the Dean for Student Life area and in MIT Central Administration - Audit, Campus Planning, EHS, Facilities, Human Resources, Office of the EVPT, IS&T, MIT Medical, MIT Police, Office of Major Agreements, Sustainability, Treasury and Planning, and VPF. It is also being used by a pilot group in the Office of Digital Learning. If you have questions about whether to use this tool, contact your local HR administrator or your Human Resources Officer (HRO).

For all employees using PDR for their own reviews

Question
Short answer / Link to self-help resources
Who should I ask for assistance?
Should I use the Performance and Development Review (PDR) tool? Do I need to use the PDR tool for my review? Local PDR contacts
How do I begin? See the instructions and Quick Card for the relevant PDR phase.
Local PDR contacts
How do I log onto the Performance and Development Review (PDR) tool? Click the red button on this HR web page Local PDR contacts
What are the deadlines for the PDR process?
For approximate dates, see the high-level timeline For specific dates, consult your Local PDR contacts
What browser should I use? Recommended Browsers for PDR Tool IS&T Help Desk
How can I paste safely from Microsoft Word? Pasting safely into PDR from MS Word IS&T Help Desk
How do I prevent losing data in a PDR form? How can I prevent losing data in the PDR form? Local PDR contacts
How long do I have before the system logs me out? 30 minutes of inactivity IS&T Help Desk
How do I add a goal? How do I add a goal? Local PDR contacts
Should I mark my goal as public or private? Mark all goals as private - visible only to you and your managers Local PDR contacts
Why does nothing happen when I click "Finalize Form"? [Why does nothing happen when I click "Finalize Form" ?] Local PDR contacts
How can I resume working on my PDR form?
Where is my PDR form in the routing process?
How do I locate a particular PDR form? Local PDR contacts
What are the character limits for each field? What are the character limits in the PDR form? IS&T Help Desk
Why do I get an error message that I've exceeded the character limit for a field, when I haven't? Why am I getting a character-limit error? IS&T Help Desk
How do I save or print a copy of my review? In the upper right of your screen, there are icons to Save, Print or Save as PDF. For a screen shot, see How do I save or print my PDR form? IS&T Help Desk
Why doesn't anything happen when I try to print or create a PDF of my form? Nothing happens when I click on the Print or PDF button in the PDR tool IS&T Help Desk
Why doesn't anything happen when I click on the Add Goal button? Nothing happens when I click on the Add Goal button in the PDR tool
IS&T Help Desk
Why doesn't anything happen when I click on the Save Changes button in the Add Goal window? Nothing happens when I click on the Save Changes button in the Add Goal window in the PDR tool
IS&T Help Desk
Why do I get an error saying something is invalid? Why do I get an error in PDR saying something is invalid? Local PDR contacts
My profile contains inaccurate data
Update your information using Atlas Self Service Local PDR contacts
Why can't I get in to the PDR system?
How do I get into the PDR system? IS&T Help Desk

For managers

Question
Short answer / Link to self-help resources
Who should I ask for assistance?
What are the deadlines for the PDR process?
For approximate dates, see the high-level timeline For specific dates, consult your Local PDR contacts
Do I have to wait for my staff members to complete their step before I can start my entries in the form? The only time you need to wait for the employee to finish with the form is in the Year End Review. In Goal Setting and Mid-Year Updates, you and the employee can each go in and out of the form in any order, as many times as you like.
At Year End, while you wait for the employee to complete their Self Assessment, you can take notes in the system that will be available to you later from within the form. See Taking Notes in the PDR System
Local PDR contacts
What reports can I run?
How can I tell where each employee is in the PDR process?
Instructions for PDR Reports for Managers (MS Word) Local PDR contacts
How can I read the form of one of my indirect reports? Instructions for PDR Reports for Managers (MS Word) Local PDR contacts
I don’t see the correct list of my direct reports
Local PDR contacts who may contact Human Resources
Employee profile data is wrong.   Local PDR contacts who will contact Human Resources
At year end, why can't I find an employee's form to finalize it after our face-to-face meeting? Why can't I find an employee's form to finalize it after our face to face meeting? Local PDR contacts
Can I store notes in the PDR system that don't show up in the form? Taking Notes in the PDR System Local PDR contacts
I used the EVPT PDR tool in the past, with the color coding; how can I see last year's assessments of my employees? How do I view a 2012-2013 review completed in the EVPT PDR tool? IS&T Help Desk
I don't see my question here. FAQ for all employees IS&T Help Desk

For PDR Leads and PDR Admins

PDR Leads and PDR Admins perform administrative tasks within the PDR system and have access to special reports. See Resources for PDR Leads and PDR Admins.

IS&T Contributions

Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members


Last Modified:

November 09, 2015

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