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What are Performance and Development Reviews?

It has been agreed that a formal Performance and Development Review (P&DR) policy be developed at Corporate level within the University of Edinburgh.  It is to be part of an over arching framework in support of the University’s commitment to embedding a positive performance culture which enables, encourages and recognises success and which is aligned with the University’s mission and goals.

P&DR will focus on performance for success and provide greater clarity for all staff on the focus of their contribution as well as support for professional and personal development.

Distinct processes are in place for individual staff groups, Support staff, Academic staff and Research staff.  Below is more info on PDRs for each of these groups.  Full information on the University policy on PDRs is available on the University HR website at the link below:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/human-resources/learning-development/annual-review

 

Support Staff PDRs

To be carried out annually, InfHR will contact support staff and line managers 2/3 months in advance of the proposed date of the PDR to allow time for the meeting to be scheduled and the paperwork to be completed.

Forms to be used for Support Staff PDRs within this school are:

Self Review Form
PDF Word
Agreed Note of Action Form
PDF Word

Academic Staff PDRs

To be carried out annually, InfHR will contact Academic staff and their selected appraiser 2/3 months in advance of the proposed due date of the PDR to allow time for the meeting to be scheduled and the paperwork completed.

Please note that this school uses a PDR form which has been adapted to the needs of academic staff within this school, this form can be viewed at:

Appraisal for for academic staff
PDF Word ODT

Research Staff Development PDRs

These PDRs are to be carried out annually, in line with the Research Staff Concordat which can be found at:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/research-roles/research-only-staff/advice/concordat/concordat

InfHR will contact Research staff shortly after they commence employment with us to outline the process for their PDRs and will then contact the staff member and their selected appraiser 2/3 months prior to the due date of their appraisal.

The forms which are to be used for the development appraisal are available at:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/research-roles/research-only-staff/advice/codes/forms

In addition InfHR can also supply documentation for researchers to record any project review meetings held between themselves and their line managers.  Please just ask InfHR@staffmail.ed.ac.uk for this.

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