Lock a calibration session

When all changes to private manager assessment answers have been made, it is time to lock the session. Locking a session means that no additional changes to PMA answers can be made. Comments can still be made, edited, and deleted in the activity feed, even after the session is locked. Locking a session also triggers the new & updated private manager assessment answers to appear in the manager reviews and summaries. Though answers are updated, managers will not be able to share until the 'Start sharing on' deadline has passed. In other words locking does not mean that managers can start sharing immediately—the 'Start sharing on' date is what gives managers the green light.

Lock a calibration session

1. Click on Best-Self Review® in the left navigation of 15Five.

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2. Click on the name of the review cycle you wish to view. (You can also click on the three dots to the right of the cycle name, and then View review cycle.)

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3. Click on the 'Calibrations' tab.

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4. Find the calibration session that needs to be locked and click into it. 

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5. Click the Lock session button at the top right of the page.

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What happens after a session is locked?

When the 'Start sharing on' deadline has passed, managers can share the results with their direct reports, hold final meetings, and finalize the review results.

Comments can still be made, edited, and deleted in the activity feed, even after the session is locked.

Managers cannot see the calibration activity feed and/or comments when viewing the manager review. The only way the manager will see the notes from the calibration session is if the manager is a contributor.

Reporting on calibration sessions is achieved via one large calibrations download. All sessions are included in the same CSV download found on the main calibrations tab. In the download, there is a column for 'Session name' for review administrators who want to filter for a specific session. The download shows the original PMA answer and the calibrated answer in separate columns. 

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