SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following 5 paragraphs:-
The dean of the school of management of the University of Massachusetts shall develop a management training program to train all employees of the commonwealth who have management or oversight roles. The school shall be responsible for determining which commonwealth employees shall be included in the training program.
In developing the program, the school shall consult a broad range of resources relative to the development of effective managers, including but not limited to, local graduate business schools, the United States Office of Management and Budget, and at least 2 Massachusetts fortune 1000 companies with an expertise in this area. The program shall, at a minimum, include training relative to best practices in the following areas: performance management and goal setting, employee performance review including evaluation and development, communication and teambuilding, and project management. When developing the program, the school shall evaluate a range of curriculum delivery methods, including technology based methods, and recommend a delivery approach that meets program objectives while being the least resource intensive
The program shall provide guidelines for annual performance reviews of all employees of the Commonwealth.
While developing the program, the school of management shall also develop and recommend a program to recognize outstanding management performance. This recognition shall not include additional compensation.
UMass shall provide the above to the human resources division and other applicable hiring authorities no later than January 2014.
SECTION 2. Chapter 149 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 30C the following section:-
Section 30D. Employees of the commonwealth shall receive an annual performance review in accordance with the method developed in section 2 of chapter 75.
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