[Dateline: New York | Author: Department of Management]
Today, the Secretary-General published on iSeek the individual assessments of his senior managers’ performance against the targets included in their Compacts and Human Resources Action Plans (HRAPs) for 2009. This is the second time that senior managers’ performance assessments have been made public.
The Secretary-General views these performance assessments as an important tool of accountability and transparency. They complete the full cycle of transparency, which begins by stating publicly at the start of the year what individual senior managers intend to achieve in the year ahead and then explaining publicly at the end of the year what they did and did not accomplish.
The exercise is part of the Secretary-General’s broader effort to focus senior managers on the achievement of results and to strengthen accountability throughout the Organization. The Secretary-General has reviewed the results achieved by his senior managers last year and intends to use the information to strengthen areas of weakness identified through the assessment process.