13.5 Individual Development Plan

  1. The purpose of the Individual Development Plan (IDP) is to establish personal objectives and develop a plan for achieving professional growth, career mobility and/or future career changes.
  2. Departments shall notify each eligible employee of the opportunity to submit an IDP at least annually for full-time employees and for PI employees who work seven hundred fifty (750) hours or more annually. An employee is not required to participate in the IDP process. If an employee elects not to participate, this decision will not be held against them.
  3. The IDP process shall not be part of the performance appraisal or disciplinary process. An IDP may be created by an employee without triggering a performance evaluation appraisal. If all or part of the IDP is disapproved, the employee shall be notified in writing and a copy shall be provided to the Union.