Performance management

Performance management in the civil service

Prospect members in the civil service have a new performance management process, with line managers under pressure to deliver a forced distribution of performance markings.

Does your face fit posterIf not closely monitored and challenged, the process may be used to force managed exits and drive down pay. Prospect is challenging this approach, and is providing advice for:

  • affected staff on how to deal with performance management and what to do if you think a rating is unjustified
  • line managers on how to ensure fairness in the performance management process, and how to address pressure from above to impose forced distribution.

Our key resources are listed on the right. Below is a wider list of downloadable resources and information.


PublicEye, issue 1, April 2016   info
Prospect's newsletter for members in public services. Contents include compensation scheme changes and performance management
 21 April 2016 

Performance Management 'Does your face fit' A4 posters   info
If your mark does not fit your performance …challenge it!
 17 July 2014