The Workflow can be built with deadline monitoring to help provide continues status/task monitoring to help insure completion of the appraisal and approval. Although some of this is custom Workflow, you can use the standard Workflow for forms of appraisals, approving and following up an appraisal (WS 10000105). This will help reduce the amount of Workflow development. The form linked to the appraisal model on which the appraisal is based determines whether or not the approval process is triggered for the appraisal. For more information, refer to the SAP Library (HR - Human Resources -> PA - Personnel Management -> Personnel Development -> Workflow Scenarios om Personnel Development (PA-PD) -> Approving and Following Up an Appraisal (PA-PD).
This was first published in August 2003