However, in some circumstances, the manager needs to conduct the appraisal before the appraisee has submitted a self-assessment and the appraisal is 'stuck' at Stage 1. In this situation, the manager can fast-forward the appraisal. This can be necessary if:
Fast-forwarding the appraisal will:
Go the appraisal report and scroll to the bottom of the Start tab:
Click the link **Click here to start without X' input **to fast-forward the appraisal. The appraisal will then be at Stage 2 and the appraisee's comments will be visible to the manager.
When fast-forwarding, take care to communicate with appraisee what you're doing and why.
You can Rewind the appraisal back to Stage 1 using the Next Steps tab. However, you cannot 'unsubmit' and hide the appraisee's comments.