All support and academic related staff at Oxford are expected to have a PDR once a year. Academic staff who have been appointed to retirement should be invited to have a conversation with an appropriate colleague on an agreed regular basis.
Staff who are in their probationary period, and academics in their Initial Period of Office, do not take part in PDR.
Probation, and the Initial Period of Office, have their own review processes in which assessment, reflection and identification of learning needs happens.
Under the Code of Practice for the Employment and Career Development of Research Staff, research staff should participate in PDR arrangements for the department/faculty they work in, though the timing and frequency of their reviews should take account of the length and timing of their contract.
PDR takes place between a reviewer (e.g. Head of Department, Faculty Board Chair, PI, manager, supervisor or an appropriate academic colleague from a ‘pool’) and a reviewee (typically a member of the reviewer’s group, team, department or faculty).
In some departments/faculties, the reviewer’s reviewer will also have a role to play and will see the outcomes of relevant PDR conversations. Please check your department’s/faculty’s process for more information. Your Department Administrator or HR Officer should be able to advise you.