The ASU’s Tasmanian Coordinator, Aaron De La Torre, this week met with the Joint Consultative Committee and the matter of the performance appraisals was further progressed.


We understand many of our members have never had a performance appraisal in the time they have been at DVC, and for those who have, it’s been at least five years. This is despite the agreement stating that they are to be done annually.


We have been assured that a timetable has been set up to enable these reviews to be completed promptly but there is a significant amount of work to be done before they can be rolled out.


Management want to do the performance appraisals on a calendar year basis so have committed to the following timetable to allow that to occur:

• Complete all drafting and consultation on Position Descriptions during September this year

• Conduct training with managers and employees on the performance appraisal system during October this year.

• Start performance appraisals from January/February next year for the 2020 calendar year.


Whilst we would like to see these appraisals rolled out sooner than this the amount of work involved in setting up a system from scratch is undeniable. Ensuring appropriate training and development is provided to those who need it is also pivotal in ensuring the appraisals mean something.


We help you and your co-workers deal with issues as they arise at your workplace and we campaign to improve the conditions for workers. The Joint Consultative Committee looks like it will be a good avenue for ensuring accountability with the EA in the future.


For further information please contact:
ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre | 0427 813 821 |

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