Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is issued by the supervisor when an employee’s performance is recognized as not meeting expectations and informal discussions have not brought resolution. A PIP is a written plan provided to the employee and is designed to facilitate constructive discussion between the supervisor and employee. The PIP should define the areas of deficiency with cited examples, state the level of expected performance, communicate required activities that will assist the employee in attaining the desired level of performance, communicate a timeline for feedback to include regularly scheduled meetings, and note consequences if performance standards are not met in the defined timeframe.

Supervisors should consult with ER to determine whether a PIP is appropriate for a given situation.