Tips for decision-makers

Decision-makers need to seek to understand the impact of disclosed circumstances and endeavour to make appropriate assessments that take these into consideration.

Assessing Achievement Relative to Opportunity does not mean that you are ‘expecting less’ of the staff member. Instead, it considers a range of factors based on their own individual relevant circumstances, such as:

  • the quality and impact of achievements
  • the quantum or rate of productivity
  • the opportunity to participate in certain activities
  • the output produced over a defined period.

Statements addressing relevant circumstances are optional for staff. All disclosed information must be kept strictly confidential. Assurances are provided to staff that their information will be used for the purpose it is intended and will form the basis of a contextual and holistic assessment of the staff member’s achievement.