OPES-Manager Information

Managers, supervisors, and their respective substitutes, if they are managers who will conduct employee evaluations, must complete the Online Performance Evaluation System Technical Skills Training , before gaining access to the system. This training contains multiple modules and ALL modules must be completed before access will be granted.

The annual evaluation period must start on the employee’s review date.  The review date can be found in SAP using transaction PA20, Infotype 41 or in the MSS report (see link below).  In the ‘Online Performance Management’ class you are given information to determine an employee’s evaluation period.


Managers/supervisors may enroll via My Compass.  Access to the online system will be granted upon the completion of both classes.

New Managers:

If you are a manager or you assist in completing employee evaluations for a manager and DO NOT have appropriate access in ESS, this training will educate you on the process.You will need to complete all modules in the curricula in order to be granted access. Once the training has been completed, you will automatically be given the access you need in ESS:

Online Performance Evaluation System Training for New Managers

Current Managers:

If you already have ESS access and you need to complete evaluations yet a refresher course on the process is needed, this course will walk you through the online process:

Online Performance Evaluation System Training for Current Managers

Creating the Annual Evaluation Document

Online Performance Management Manual

Manager’s Evaluation Cheat Sheet

OPES Manager 90 Day Evaluation Demonstration

OPES Manager UAMS Annual Evaluation Demonstration

How to Move through the Process of the Annual Evaluation

OPES Process 90 Day

Running Reports in MSS

How to Copy an Employee Evaluation

Resources and Sample Evaluations:

UAMS Mission and Values

UAMS Mission and Values Rubric

Circle of Excellence

SMART Goals Worksheet

Administrative Guide – Employee Performance

For Additional Information Contact:

Your HR Representative