Meeting Notes for Managers, April 2023

Below is a summary of university-wide news and workplace information for you to reinforce with your teams during staff meetings or via email updates:

Leadership Forum Replay
If you missed our April 27 workshop, “Collaborating to Attract & Retain Talent,” a replay is now available.

Healthy Yale
On April 20, a Message from the COVID-19 Coordinator addressed these topics: Upcoming changes to COVID-19 testing; read new FDA authorizations and CDC recommendations for the use of bivalent vaccines; what you can do now. Read entire Healthy Yale message.

Time to Align
Annual Performance Review for Managerial and Professional Staff

All employees have begun to complete and send to you their self-assessments and a list of clients or colleagues to contact for feedback about their work performance. Please review the performance management timeline so that you can take the necessary actions according to the schedule. Reminders will be posted in Workday during the performance management cycle. Performance rating and FY24 salary for managerial and professional employees will become available in Workday on July 31. Please consult with your manager and/or your Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) if you have any questions about this year’s process.

Clerical and Technical Staff
Although the salary increments are contractually determined, all clerical and technical employees and their supervisors are expected to take part in the annual feedback process. Some departments may have an established schedule different from that for managerial and professional employees. Please consult the Performance Management web page, which has a wealth of information, resources, and forms for guidance about the performance management process at Yale.

Parking fee reinstatement - Guidance for managers
There have been several questions raised following the announcement that effective July 1, parking fees will be reinstated to the full normal rate. Managers are encouraged to direct staff to the FAQs on the It’s Your Yale parking webpages for guidance. The information below has been developed to help managers address additional questions from staff.

  • Is the reinstatement of the full parking rate an indication that the university will require staff to return full-time to the office?
    The reinstatement of the parking rate is unrelated to the university’s flexible work model initiative. We expect the mode that people are working in today to continue - some full time on campus; some largely remote; most hybrid.
  • If we only come in two days per week, but are being charged the full parking rate, doesn’t this create inequities between hybrid and fully remote staff?
    While some may feel that this creates an inequity, it’s important to note that different roles come with different responsibilities, expectations, and requirements. Those concerned about the reinstatement of the parking rate can consider the “Daily Debit” parking option, carpooling, public transportation, on street parking, or evaluating private parking lots as alternative options.

Yale’s Multifaith Calendar 2022-2023
As a reminder, Yale community members may be observing religious holidays with work, dietary, or other restrictions. Review the calendar and avoid scheduling events on these dates, when possible. For questions, contact the Chaplain’s Office at

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
March through May, Yale celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders within our community. Explore the many groups, events, media, and other opportunities that celebrate our colleagues and classmates.