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.

If 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.