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February 1st, 2015:

Performance Management Update

PLEASE ATTEND JOINT UNION MEETINGS ON PROPOSALS TO INTRODUCE A STAFF PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW SCHEME TO REPLACE THE STAFF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW.

THURSDAY 5th FEBRUARY 1.30 LT.03 (STRATFORD)
FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 1.30 EB.G.06 (DOCKLANDS)

REGIONAL OFFICALS FROM JOINT UNIONS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT ALONG WITH JOINT UNION NEGOTIATORS

THESE PROPOSALS HAVE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS FOR OUR CONDITIONS AND HOW WE ARE MANAGED

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR NEGOTIATORS AND MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD.

The NEW scheme asks reviewers to rate performance in different areas including behaviour. Staff can be judged as unsatisfactory for example against a range of ‘competencies’ some very generic. Reviewers then have to come up with one overall rating of your performance. Included also are ‘stretch’ objectives and it is not clear what consequences would follow from a failure to meet any objectives. Finally a reviewer has to rate a staff member in relation to their “aspirations and potential to make a wider contribution to UEL.”

Please attend the meeting to discuss this proposal and how it should be responded to.
If you are unable to attend please send your thoughts, however brief to G.BHATTACHARYYA@UEL.AC.UK BY 13th February