Performance & development review

Our commitment to excellence

The ANU values the contribution of staff who build on the distinctive excellence of our institution, both as Australia's national university and Australia's finest university. This is a status we achieve as a direct result of the quality and performance of our people.

ANU seeks to enable staff to perform at their best through the creation of an environment which develops and supports individuals to achieve their work goals, reach their full career potential and thus to maximise their individual contribution to the University.

Performance and Development Review

To support this commitment a Performance and Development Process (PDP) and online Performance and Development Review (PDR) form is available for all staff.

The PDR ensures staff, their supervisors and managers, have clearly defined performance objectives and expectations consistent with the short and long term priorities of the University. In addition, all ANU staff will receive regular feedback on their progress and have personal career development plans, which are regularly progressed, reviewed and updated.

The PDR is designed to nurture and support staff to excel and meet their career goals and job expectations while providing a record of how each staff member will contribute to the collective achievement of the strategic plan. It is about focusing on what ANU, supervisors and staff members need to succeed.

The PDR normally takes place over a 12 month cycle and is intended to complement, but not replace, timely and constructive feedback and discussion between a staff member and their supervisor.

For any queries relating to the Performance and Development Review eForm please contact the HR Systems team ( or +61 2 6125 9622).