The criteria used to award performance bonus is twofold in that the performance appraisals or assessments concluded between the employees and their respective supervisors are moderated by moderating committees appointed by the Director-General.

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 2976(NW3620E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 28-2014 OF 21 NOVEMBER 2014.

MR SM GANA (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

  1. Whether she intends to pay bonuses to staff in her department; if so,
  2. What criteria has been used to award bonuses?
  3. How many staff members will be receiving bonuses?
  4. What total amount will be spent on staff bonuses?
  5. Was this amount budgeted for? 

REPLY:

Yes, the Minister intends to pay bonuses to staff;

  1. The criteria used to award performance bonus is twofold in that the performance appraisals or assessments concluded between the employees and their respective supervisors are moderated by moderating committees appointed by the Director-General. In addition, the moderated outcomes determine the recognition to be rewarded to employees, e.g. 115% to 167% is the cut-off point for awarding bonus to employees at levels 2-12 and 130% to 167% is the cut-off point for awarding bonus to SMS Members.   

  2. Two hundred and twenty five (225) employees have thus far been awarded performance bonuses after their performance appraisals were moderated by moderating committees and finalised. There are eighty-seven (87) performance appraisals that are still to be moderated and finalised.

  3. An amount of R 5 759 961. 45 has been paid to the employees whose performance appraisals were moderated and finalised. In addition, the outstanding Performance bonuses estimated at R2 598 836.62 will be paid after the finalisation of the moderation process if the moderating committees concur with the performance appraisal presentations.

  4. An amount of R 8 502 776.57 has been budgeted for the payment of performance bonuses for the 2013/2014 performance cycle

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