Need a little input from the community with this direct report.
BLUF: My DR has a combination of "above expectations" and "below expectations" performance on the balance of the year, how do you approach the corporate year end rating?
This DR has done a great job with some aspects of his role and I've given him positive feedback over the course of the past 4 months (he's new to me and I followed the MT guidance of O3's only, then positive feedback, then negative feedback).
There is one important area of this DR's responsibilities where he has consistently missed. Negative feedback has been given, full feedback model with "what can you do differently" being answered by the DR. The caveat to this is that the full model has only been used 2-3 times regarding this behavior. MT recommends a much longer duration before going to systemic feedback however our year end process is upon us and I need to put a final "above, below, at" expectations rating.
Any guidance on where to put this person would be greatly appreciated. In my mind, because of these misses, he deserved a below expectations rating however he also nailed (above expectations) several other duties. Fundamentally I see it as below expectations as not all aspects of the job were at least at expectations.
Frustrating on my part, would appreciate your input.