How the Review Cycle works
The EPR process introduces a common review cycle for everyone. The review cycle is fully aligned to the University annual planning cycle.
What this means in practice is that the review cycle starts and ends in June-August each year. This applies to everyone, across the University, who is employed for 6 months or longer. (There is a separate process for Ad Hoc employees, explained later).
This will create a stronger link between the University strategy “A Clear Future”, School / Department / Research Institute plans, and individual objectives / tasks. This helps to ensure that people are working on the right tasks.
So how does this work? There are a few simple steps to follow:
1) Every employee will have a review using the EPR process in June-August each year to review performance versus objectives
2) At the same time set new (or updated / refreshed as appropriate) objectives are set for the next year
3) Make sure that any agreed development needs are documented on the EPR form
4) In the December - January period hold mid-cycle review meetings with employees
5) In June-August hold full year reviews again with all employees, etc
The Review Cycle
Click on the link below to see a diagrammatic view of the review cycle.