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Performance Management and Development Scheme

Launch of Scheme 2005

In accordance with the provision of the current Social Partnership Agreement, Sustaining Progress, and the
previous agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness, the University is required to implement a
Performance Management Scheme by January 2005. This requirement was also established as part of the
Public Service Benchmarking exercise. In line with the agreement, the University's Partnership Forum has
facilitated the development of a Performance Management and Development Scheme (PMDS) for DCU.
Central of the development of the scheme is the need to meet the development needs of staff across the
University, improve performance, enhance quality and promote a cultire of continuous improvement
throughout the University.

Stages in the PMDS process
Clear step by step outline of how the Performance Management & Development Scheme will operate in DCU.

Guidelines to the PMDS Scheme
Full details on the background to the introduction of the Scheme, the benefits and the mechanics of the Performance
Management & Development Scheme in DCU.

Self-Assessment Form
Documentation to be completed by the Reviewer and Reviewee as part of the Performance Management & Development Scheme process.

Further Information on Objectives
Explanatory note to help Reviewees identify their work, personal and career objectives.