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Departmental Annual Reports

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in her Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case. (75113)

As part of the annual staff appraisal process, the performance of individuals is classified against one of the four performance-related pay categories, where box one is the highest category marking, box four being the lowest. The number of staff who received a box marking of three and four is shown in the table.

Number unacceptable











Notes: Box three—most but not all objectives have been met, meaning that performance is stronger in some parts of the job than in others and further development needs can be identified and performance improvements made to reach good all-round standards. These needs must have been communicated to the individual during the appraisal year. Box four—overall performance is weak and objectives are not being met. Development opportunities have not had a significant effect. By this stage, the individual concerned should have been counselled and been must have been aware that their work is unsatisfactory in both discussion and in writing.