Managing the Office Nobody likes receiving a negative performance review, but an incorrect or inappropriate response could make the situation worse. Example: Based on what I have outlined, I would like this reprimand removed from my employee file. I would like to respectfully request a meeting to discuss the situation and bring these matters to a satisfactory conclusion.
Timing Give yourself at least a full workday after the review before writing. You may say something that you will regret later on. If you are not an experienced or confident writer, then seek help from somebody outside the organization, preferably somebody with direct experience of performance review procedures.
Managing the Office A negative teacher evaluation demands a written rebuttal to correct errors and misleading statements. It may be that potential appraisals have been overlooked, so you should stick to the major points and concentrate on issues that can be demonstrated.
However, don't delay more than a week since you may lose your nerve or you manager may lose interest. If you are at fault, own up.