Performance ranking

Published Date: 02 November 2020 09:00 PM

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NAME AND CONSTITUENCY OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, Nee Soon GRC

QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education with regard to the performance management system of stack ranking what is the annual number of appeals in the last five years from Education Officers who appeal their performance grade.

RESPONSE

1. In any appraisal system, there will always be employees who will feel that they have done better than how they have been assessed. Over the last 5 years, well below 1% of the teachers would appeal against their performance grades annually. Each appeal is taken seriously and looked into carefully by the Ministry. In addition, we have put in place checks and balances to ensure the deserving officers are duly recognised for their work. For instance, to complement individual assessments by the direct supervisors, inputs from the indirect supervisors are also taken into consideration. This helps to ensure that there is sufficient objectivity, fairness, rigour and discipline in the process.

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