Performance Assessments for all Senior Management Officials from the rank of Director and above, including Heads of Mission, for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 Financial Years with the Department of Foreign Affairs

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 456

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10 OF 2 MARCH 2007

Mr L B Labuschagne (DA) to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:

(1) Whether performance assessments were completed for all senior management officials from the rank of director and above, including Heads of Mission, within the stipulated period of the (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07 financial years; if not, why not; if so, (i) how many were (aa) completed and (bb) not completed in respect of each rank and (ii) what steps are being taken to rectify the matter;

(2) Whether performance bonuses were paid to officials without a performance assessment; if so, (a) why and (b) what amounts were paid in each case?

REPLY:

(1)(a) (i)(aa) 2005/6 cycle

149 SMS appraisals were completed

(bb) Non completion:

2005/6 cycle

4 - Deputy Directors-General;
18 - Chief Directors and
55 - Directors

(ii) Steps for rectifying the matter:

· Formal letters were written to each individual requesting explanation for non-compliance. The issue of non-compliance and consequences thereof is continuously raised and discussed in all Management meetings.

(b) 2006/7 cycle

Assessments are done on the first week of April of the year following the end of the Performance Year (31 March 2007). Assessments for the 2006/2007 cycle are currently being conducted and the entire process should be finalised in May.

(2) No performance bonuses or notch increases are paid to officials without performance
assessments.



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