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The State Service Amendment (Performance) Act 2011 (proclaimed on 17 August 2011) and Employment Direction No 26 (ED 26) signed by the Premier on 4 February 2013) brought into effect the legal framework for effective performance management within the State Service and a culture of accountability for performance and continuous improvement. The State Service Act 2000 now incorporates a number of new elements identified in the State Service Amendment (Performance) Act 2011 within the following sections:
The State Service Amendment (Performance) Act 2011 provided for an Employment Direction (ED) to be developed. Together, the Act and ED 26 clearly articulate the roles, responsibilities, expectation and accountability of performance for all those involved in an agency’s performance management system, be they the Head of the Agency, employee or manager.
ED 26 sets out the minimum requirements and underlying principles to be met by agencies in development, implementation and evaluation of a performance management system, which are:
ED 26 is not intended to propose a ‘one size fits all’ model of performance management or prescribe how individual agencies achieve results in managing performance, but it does prescribe a process associated with managing underperformance.
A number of agencies focus their performance management systems on structured assessment against values-based and behaviours criteria. This allows flexibility so that agencies can adopt the most suitable means of integrating performance management systems into their particular organisational cultures.
Managing Performance Guidelines for the Tasmanian State Service provides a point of reference for agencies reviewing their current performance management system to ensure they meet requirements of the Act and ED 26. The guidelines also provide employees, including managers, with an overview of the principles of the ED, including their obligations, the process for developing and monitoring performance management plans and processes for managing underperformance.
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