Did you Know? For those in Academic departments, department chairs are not administrators. They may provide input on your evaluation, but the person giving you your evaluation (and having that discussion with you) is the Appropriate Administrator (AA). (Article 10.7) The definition of an AA is the immediate non bargaining unit supervisor or manager to whom the employee is normally accountable, or who has been designated by the President. The reason that department chairs are not considered AA is they belong to Bargaining Unit 3 (Faculty). Leads are also not designated as AA. (Article 2.2) You have 10 work days to review your draft evaluation. During this time, you may provide feedback/input. (Article 10.8) You are not required to do a self-evaluation and your refusal to not do one should not be included in your evaluation. If your manager requests that you do one (and you don't want to), simply write in an email: To Appropriate Administrator (name): The CSU/CSUEU Collective Bargaining Agreement does not require employees to write their own self-evaluation. I will provide my input when I review my draft evaluation from you. It is the AA responsibility to know what you do and therefore write your evaluation. And while they may not know everything that you do, that is why you are able to provide input/feedback. It is also normal practice that the AA counsel an employee on below satisfactory performance before it is documented in a Performance Evaluation. (Article 10.6) Know Your Rights: Performance Evaluations in Spanish . Know Your Rights: Performance Evaluations in Simplified Chinese . Know Your Rights: Performance Evaluations in Traditional Chinese .