Assessment of performance management practices in Ministry of public service and human resource Development

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Addis Ababa University


The general objective of the study was to assess the performance management practices in MOPSHRD. Based on the objectives The study tried to address the basic questions of how organization’s mission, vision and objectives alignment is made between that of the departmental and individual objective, how the performance management planning, execution, participation of employee on performance management planning practice was handled in the MOPSHRD. To answer these questions descriptive research design was applied. The total number of staff at MOPSHRD is 443 and for this study simple random probability sampling technique was used by taking 210 employees to fill in the developed questionnaire. SPSS 23 versions was used to process the primary data. Descriptive statistics method was used for analyzing data obtained from questionnaire and data gathered from interview. In general the finding of the study revealed that organizational objectives were aligned with departmental and individual objective, participation of employee’s In the planning of performance management is not across all staff of MOPSHRD, being late support the system with automation, give inflated performance results, lack of linkage of performance with incentive or rewards, of accountability and commitment from leadership side are the major gaps of performance management practices in MOPSHRD. Hence, it has been recommended that the organization should improve its performance management practices of performance planning, performance execution and participation of employees, way of monitoring and support system and create space for openness, transparency and clear communication with all employees in any direction to ensure efficient and effective performance management practices.


A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Public Administration and Development Management of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Masters in Public Management and Policy (MPMP)


Performance Management, Performance management practice