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Houston Employee Assessment and Review

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HEAR, the Houston Employee Assessment and Review, is a performance management process that provides a clear, two-way channel of communication between employees and their supervisors. Work plans are aligned with department goals and the Mayor's vision. Employees are also able to track and monitor job performance, giving them a clear roadmap for success.


Get Answers about HEAR

Contact your Departmental HEAR Administrator:

Performance Administrator Listing

To access HEAR via the Talent Management System:

  1. Go to https://talent.houstontx.gov.
  2. Enter your username – E123456 (six-digit employee ID number with the “E” – add a (0) zero for ID numbers that are five digits long).
  3. Enter your password – this is the same password you use to log into your computer at work.
    EXCEPTIONS:
    Controller's Office: Password Reset Link or email hrim@houstontx.gov with your employee ID and reason for the email.
    HAS employees: Password Reset Link or reach out to the HAS IT team with your employee ID and reason for the email.
    HPD employees: Password Reset Link or reach out to HPD LMS Team at 832-394-2300 have your payroll ID and reason for the email available.
  4. For any password problems, please contact HITS Client Services Helpdesk at 832-394-4487 or by submitting a ticket through help.houstontx.gov.
  5. If your Performance Administrator is not available, send your requests to HEAR@Houstontx.gov.
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Dr. Gideon Peterson

City-Wide HEAR Coordinator

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HEAR Job Aids


Virtual HEAR – Assessments



Department Information

611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Safety Hotline: 832-393-7233 careers@houstontx.gov