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April 2016

New P&DR process

(15 April 2016)

A new P&DR (Performance and Development Review) process for PSS staff across the Faculty and University will be rolled out May to July 2016. The School of Law will pilot the new scheme for academic staff during the same timeframe, with a similar process set to be rolled out for academic staff elsewhere towards the end of the calendar year.

The process has been overhauled based on feedback in recent staff surveys highlighting concerns about the quality and consistency of the use of P&DRs across the University. Following this, a working group led by Professor Martin Humphries (Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences) and Karen Heaton (Director of HR) was established to look into improving the process, with the Faculty of Humanities represented by Professor Tim Allott, Head of the School of Environment, Education and Development.

Staff who deliver P&DRs (‘reviewers’) should by now have received an email from the Learning and Development Unit (LDU) with details of how to book on to mandatory P&DR training. 

Any member of PSS staff who is a reviewer and/or senior reviewer (i.e. who conducts P&DRs) who has not yet received an email with an invitation to training should book on directly:

•             P&DR training

More information about the new P&DR process can be found at:

•             Performance and development review

Any additional queries should be directed to Staff Learning and Development at or call on 52525