Federal Employee Performance Review: What You Need to KnowFebruary 27, 2019
As employee performance review season is arriving soon, we thought it would be timely to provide some information and reminder about our role and our members’ rights under the collective agreement on this topic.
This is a subject matter that is administrative in nature and as such, Labour Relations Officers (LROs) do not attend performance review meetings with members. However, they remain available if members have any questions or concerns.
As our representatives, CAPE stewards can be asked by members to accompany them to these types of meetings. You need to remember that these meetings are not covered for absences during your workday by the collective agreement contrary to grievance, consultation or Health & Safety meetings.
In a nutshell, the members rights under the collective agreement are as follow:
- They must be provided an opportunity to sign the review. Their signature does not represent their agreement or acceptance of its content, but simply that they have received a copy of it;
- The supervisor or manager completing the review must have observed or been aware of the members’ performance for at least half the period being assessed;
- Our members have the right to provide written comments to the review and have them attached to the document.
On our web site:
- Be Prepared!
- What is performance management?
- What are my rights with respect to the contents of my performance assessment?
- What is CAPE’s role in the assessment process?
- What are the main forms of recourse available?
- What is the jurisdiction of an adjudicator?
- Am I required to sign my performance assessment?
- Should I require my employer to prepare an assessment of my performance?
- What can my manager include in my performance assessment?
- What subjects can I raise during an informal discussion with my manager or in my comments written on a separate page?
- What should I do if I disagree with the contents of my performance assessment?
- How can I be sure that my written comments have in fact been attached to the performance assessment that has been placed in my file?