Changes to NPS Performance Management 2020/21

Please find attached a copy of a letter to the NPS unions regarding the suspension of the normal performance management process for 2020/21.

The letter confirms:

‘As you will be aware, the pragmatic decision was taken to remove the current arrangements for performance management and to operate an exceptionally simplified process during our COVID response to reduce the operational pressures on line managers at this time. Given the continuing pressures, the decision has now been taken to maintain these new arrangements (without the conventional box marking system) for the full appraisal year 2020/21.’

Any questions, please let me know.

This e-mail has been sent to all probation branches and the NPS Sector Committee.



National Officer

Police and Justice Service Group


130, Euston Road