Publication - FOI/EIR release

Performance management policy: FOI release

Published: 3 Apr 2018
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
3 Apr 2018
Performance management policy: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00714
Date received: 3 March 2018
Date responded: 23 March 2018

Information requested

Is there any record, in Scotland, of someone being sacked on the basis of a grossly inappropriate adverse performance appraisal report described as indefensible by its own author,especially a report showing heavy signs of tampering?

Response

Our response covers staff who are subject to Scottish Government Main and Scottish Government Marine terms and conditions of employment and Senior Civil Servants in the organisations listed in Annex A.

The answer to your request is there is no record, in the last 5 to 10 years, of any employees of the Scottish Government "sacked on the basis of a grossly inappropriate adverse performance appraisal report described as indefensible by its own author, especially a report showing heavy signs of tampering".

Please see attached a copy of the section of the Scottish Government's performance management policy which sets out the process that would be followed before an employee is dismissed.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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