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Objective Setting & Review - Guidance, Forms & FAQs

Objective Setting and Review (OSaR)


The OSaR process supports the University’s strategic aims of embedding and supporting a culture of performance management and improvement throughout the University to unlock the full productive capacity of staff during the challenging times ahead.

It was agreed with the Campus Unions that a review would take place of the OSAR procedure, once the system had been embedded and operating for a substantive period of time.  This review has now taken place and has resulted in greater clarity around the role of the OSAR process and a streamlining of the documentation used to support the process.  This has resulted in one set of forms to be used for all staff.

Individual members of staff will continue to meet annually with their reviewer or line manager to review their achievements over the previous year and agree their objectives for the forthcoming year.  The meeting will also provide the opportunity to identify training or personal development needs. 

Training is also available for reviewers and reviewees and dates can be found within the OPD Programme at

Pamela A Milne
Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
University of Dundee
Tel : 01382 384014
Fax : 01382 388090

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Version 2 - Updated March 2014