The OFT aims to ensure that there will be a fair and consistent approach to the enforcement of standards of performance throughout the organisation. The performance improvement policy and procedures help to promote fairness and consistency in the treatment of individuals and encourage improvement in individual performance. In many cases early intervention by a staff manager can prevent an issue escalating to a serious performance issue and this is therefore strongly recommended. HR (employee relations) can be consulted at any stage of this process.
This policy and procedure applies to all employees 1 of the OFT whether permanent or fixed term. It does not apply to contractors or agency staff as their contracts can be terminated without following this procedure since they are not OFT employees. Before commencing the formal performance improvement procedure the issues should be discussed with HR to ensure that the correct procedures are adopted.
HR will support managers through the process.
Whilst this policy and procedure is part of the terms and conditions of employment it does not form part of an employee 's individual contract and the content may be subject to revision as the need arises in consultation with the trade unions.
The main purpose of this policy and procedure is to improve the performance of individuals that have been identified as under-performers. The emphasis is on encouraging improvement and supporting the individual to enable him/her to achieve the required standard of performance. This procedure does not apply to probationers, to whom a different procedure applies – see probation policy for further information.
Whilst not the main purpose of this policy and procedure the outcome may be a dismissal in the event that an employee fails to achieve and maintain a satisfactory level of performance having been given the appropriate learning and
Includes employees on loan to the OFT. In