Below are various tips and resources to help you effectively use and navigate GAELPerform, powered by Halogen software. 

How do I set up my personal GAELPerform (Halogen) homepage?

On May 6, you received an "activation" email. If you followed the link in this email to create your password and provide answers to security questions, you now have access to your home page. 

(After May 6) My original "activation" email has expired - what should I do?

Send an email to to request another "activation" email. You will have 96 hours to activate your GAELPerform homepage. You may establish the same password you use for access to My Saint Mary's page. Or you may create a different password. If necessary, write down your password and security answers in a safe place for future reference. Your "activation" period expires in 96 hours (built into the software).

How can I learn to use the GAELPerform software?

  • Click the Button for the Online Directory in the upper right corner of your GAELPerform home page.
  • Send an email with your questions to
  • Come to one of the walk-in GAELPerform clinics where you can log into your homepage and direct questions to one of the “clinic” hosts (a member of HR Department)
  • Watch the Halogen tutorial (link at the bottom of your home page). Be advised that the tutorial includes instructions for certain software features that SMC is not currently using.
  • Seek support from a colleague who has gone through the user training or has successfully completed the entire process for one or more direct reports.

The online process involves these 6 steps in sequence.

1.    Employee writes self-review
2.    Manager writes employee review
3.    Manager meets with employee to discuss review and then adds final 
4.    Employee adds comments (if any) and signs off
5.    Manager signs off
6.    Second level manager signs off

How do I get started on the performance review process?

The web-based review process begins with staff members who are receiving reviews. The employee being reviewed "owns" the first step.

  • If you're receiving a performance review, you'll get an email notification that prompts you to log into your personal GAELPerform/Halogen homepage and “write your self-review,” with reminder emails sent until the task is complete.
  • When your self-review is complete, your supervisor will receive an email indicating that he/she has a task to perform on his/her GAELPerform/Halogen homepage, which is to “write the employee review.”
  • The process continues in this fashion through all 6 steps.
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