Welcome to the County of San Mateo Performance & Development Program!
The Performance & Development Program (PDP) began as a pilot in 2017 to evaluate the impact of eliminating the traditional Annual Performance Evaluation. The County transitioned to a Continuous Coaching model built around four key areas: regular 1-on-1s, ongoing goals and development discussions, increased recognition, and clear program and job expectations.
In September 2020, the Board of Directors approved the Performance & Development Program as an official County program.
The County of San Mateo Employee Performance and Development Program (PDP) replaces Annual Evaluations with a Continuous Coaching model, so that employees get actionable feedback today and support to grow for tomorrow.
The vision is for employees and supervisors to receive actionable feedback and support regularly in real time, rather than once a year. The 4 Pillars (shown above) is our model; program participants are encouraged to have regular one-on-one check-ins, goal discussions, and increase recognition to foster a more transparent and open culture between employees and supervisors.
We leverage anonymous surveys and data reporting shared with County leadership focused on feedback content that provides a framework for conversations at check-ins and staff meetings between supervisors and employees.