STAFF PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL FORM FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE
Performance Appraisal is the assessment of performance of an individual in relation to the objectives, activities, outputs and targets of a job over a specific period of time. Good performance appraisal practice is beneficial to the organisation, the individual and the Public Service as a whole. Appoinment of individual job objectives leads to appoinment of organisational and overall Public Service objectives.
OBJECTIVES OF STAFF PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL
The objectives of staff performance appraisal are to:-
(a) Determine the extent to which set performance targets are achieved;
(b) Identify the development needs of the Appraisee with a view to developing his or her potential;
(c) Increase officers’ motivation;
(d) Provide constructive feedback on performance; and (e) Improve staff performance.
BENEFITS OF STAFF PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL
(a) Creates a link between organizational goals/objectives and the staff responsible for implementing them;
(b) Enables the Ministry / Department / Local Government to identify current skills and actual performance gaps thus designing appropriate interventions;
(c) Increases staff motivation, commitment to work and performance as a result of increased involvement and interaction between the Appraiser and Appraisee;
(d) Enables the Appraiser and Appraisee to review past performance and plan for the future;
(e) Offers an opportunity to the Appraisee to dialogue and obtain a feedback on performance;
(f) Gives an opportunity to obtain objective information on performance which can be used in assignment of duties, promotion, training or rewarding good performers and remedial action for poor performance; and
(g) Provides an opportunity to the Appraisee to openly discuss with the Appraiser the training and development requirements and other areas where further assistance is needed.
PERIOD OF ASSESSMENT
This is the period for which performance is being assessed. This shall be 1st July to 30th June for confirmed officers in the Traditional Civil Service or every after six months for officers on probation or 1st January to 31st December for confirmed Teachers.
NUMBER OF COPIES
Each Appraisee shall complete two copies of the form. For all staff in Central Ministries/Departments, a copy should be retained in the Ministry/Department and the other copy sent to the Ministry of Public Service. For all staff in a Local Government, one copy shall be retained in the Department and another kept in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer or Town Clerk.