Performance Evaluations, Monitoring, Evaluation Criteria; and Development and Coaching Programmes for Ambassadors by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 1313 (NW1523)
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 13-2012 OF 18 MAY 2012
Mr EH Eloff (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:
- Whether her department conducts any performance evaluations of ambassadors; if not, who monitors their performance; if so, what criteria are used in the evaluation of ambassadors
- whether her department undertakes any (a) development and (b) coaching programmes for ambassadors who fail to meet the minimum standards; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
- DIRCO conducts performance evaluations for all employees including Heads of Mission by means of the approved Performance Management and Development System for SMS members as provided for in Chapter 4 of the SMS handbook.
- All Heads of Mission have over the past performance cycles performed satisfactory and therefore, did not require any special development programmes.