What is it?
Performance management is the framework within which we can work cooperatively to achieve the strategic and operational objectives of the University and at the same time offering significant opportunities for staff to achieve personal and professional goals.
To be fully effective, performance management is a year-long process, not a single end-of-year event. It considers the totality of an employee’s performance and involves an active partnership between supervisors and staff. Staff members want ongoing feedback from their supervisors. They want to know how they are doing and how they can improve.
There is an annual review of staff performance. This is usually a structured exercise giving the staff member an opportunity to apply for a performance reward and the supervisor to review performance and provide feedback on performance recognition and personal development for the staff member.
The University is currently reviewing its Performance Management System through the iPerform Project. The main aim of the project, which commenced in February 2012, is to develop better performance management plans for the academic, comparable and intermediate and junior categories of staff at USP.
Who is affected?
All tenured staff, those on three year contracts and those on fixed contracts for a period greater than 12 months. This covers staff in all the three categories of Academic and Comparable staff, Intermediate and Junior and Permanent Hourly Paid staff.
When do I qualify to apply?
You should have worked at the University for twelve months before you are eligible to apply for a performance reward.
For Academic and Comparable there are usually two meetings per year of the Staff Review Committee with the first meeting in May and the second in November. For the Intermediate and Junior and Permanent Hourly Paid Staff there is one meeting per year held in August and September respectively.
How do I apply?
Staff can download the appropriate form(s) from the Human Resources Policy Handbook on the University webpage. Staff are advised to seek assistance from the Human Resource Office if they are uncertain about which form(s) to fill.