What is performance management ?

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat defines performance management as: “A comprehensive approach to improving performance that includes defining expectations and accountabilities, setting performance standards and measures, and assessing results.”

Individual departments and agencies are free to institute their own employee performance management guidelines. The EC (Article 36), TR (Article 23) and LoP (Article 28) collective agreements each contain provisions affecting the administration of performance management. The applicable directives on performance management and the specifics of the performance management process are usually available from the HR offices of individual departments and agencies or on their intranet sites. CAPE generally does not have copies of or access to this documentation.

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