Why do I need to do the PDF?
The Performance Development Framework (PDF) is not unique to our University. In fact, all organisations have some form of performance management.
The PDF aims to link individuals' career objectives with the overall strategic objectives of the University. It also aims to raise the effectiveness of individual staff members so they are capable of performing their role and developed to pursue their career aspirations. In turn, the University's performance improves and the achievement of our strategic goals becomes more certain.
The PDF has a positive influence on staff statisfaction by:
- ensuring that staff members clearly understand what is expected of them
- ensuring that staff feel that their work is valued and recognised
- providing learning and development opportunities so that staff can upskill and maximise opportunities for career growth, and
- facilitating open dialogue between staff and supervisors to establish performance goals.
**1 November marks the commencement of the 2013 Performance Development Framework (PDF) cycle**
What needs to happen?
- Record achievements in your Performance Diary and provide comments about your progress towards meeting your Performance Goals and Development activities.
- Review your 2012 plans with your PDF supervisor as soon as possible and sign off on the 2012 folder. (Phase 4 of the PDF cycle)
- Commence the Planning and Discussion Phase (Phase 1 and 2 of the PDF cycle) with your PDF Supervisor for 2013. The 2013 Performance and Development Plans are required to be agreed upon and locked-in by 28/2/13.
Here's what some staff have said about the Performance Development Framework:
"It helps staff and supervisors set goals and find ways of improving the quality of work and also enhances opportunities for staff."
"I like the fact that clear goals can be set and achievements can be measured and acknowledged."
"Gives me the opportunity to set longer term goals with my supervisor around my career progression."
Checklists to prepare for and facilitate the PDF discussion can be found at here
You can access the online PDF system here