The revised Staff Development, Performance and Promotions Policy and Procedures, as listed below, have been approved by the Vice-Chancellor and President on 6 October 2015. The Policy and Procedures are available from the HR Handbook.
The key changes to note in these policies and procedures include:
- The Policy principles have been divided into the 3 key areas – (1) Development; (2) Performance; and (3) Promotions (Academic Staff and Titleholders).
- The Staff Development Policy is superseded by this Policy (i.e. the principles for development have been incorporated in the Staff Development, Performance and Promotions Policy and the Staff Planning, Development and Review Procedure).
- As the Staff Planning, Development and Review Procedure excludes casuals, the scope of the Policy has been amended to read “This Policy applies to all staff at the University of Adelaide unless otherwise excluded in the scope of an associated procedure.”
- The existing responsibilities and information in the Policy and Guidelines on the Governance website have been considered and incorporated/deleted/amended to align with current practice.
- The revised process meets the requirements of the Staff Development, Performance and Promotions Policy and Clause 5.2 of the University of Adelaide EA.
- The PDR templates are incorporated as appendices to ensure version and document control is maintained.
- The aim is to provide the practical steps for Managers/Supervisors and New Starters to follow in order to complete the University’s Induction Program.
- This includes the Vice-Chancellor and President’s Welcome, on-line courses and the On-boarding New Starters Tasks in the Recruitment system.
- The time off for Study for General Staff Policy and Time off for Study for General Staff Guidelines have been combined to create one Time Off for Study Leave Procedure (Professional Staff).
- A new Appendix A has been created, which provides a Study Summary table; this outlines the various study types, the criteria for paid/unpaid leave and the maximum hours of paid time.
- The approval delegation for Paid Time Off for Study has been amended to the Supervisor level in line with other leave approvals.
- In the event that an application for Time Off for Study is declined, the Head of School/Branch has a responsibility to advise the staff member in writing, with an explanation of the grounds for doing so.
- Completed application forms should now be stored locally or filed on personnel file by local area.
Please ensure that you notify your School/ Branch of these changes to the Staff Development, Performance and Promotions HR Handbook. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the documents, please contact the HR Service Centre on 8313 1111 or complete an online enquiry form.