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A performance improvement plan (PIP), also known as a performance action plan, is a tool to give an employee with performance deficiencies the opportunity to succeed. It may be used to address failures to meet specific job goals or to ameliorate behavior-related concerns.

Outcomes may vary, including improvement in overall performance; the recognition of a skills or training gap; or possible employment actions such as a transfer, demotion or termination.

HR's role includes:

** Determining whether a PIP is the appropriate action for the situation.
** Administering all PIPs in conjunction with the manager to prevent bias.
** Providing ongoing guidance to both the manager and employee throughout the plan.

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How to Establish a Performance Improvement Plan
SHRM How-to-Guide

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Examples

Forms
SHRM Performance Improvement Plan (PIP #1)
SHRM Performance Improvement Plan (PIP #2)
Emory University Guidelines & Templates for Performance Management Documentation
University of Central Arkansas Template: Performance Improvement Plan
ERC Performance Improvement Plan Checklist
The Balance Performance Improvement Plan: Contents and Sample Form

Policies
Drexel University Performance Improvement Process
Duke University Standards of Conduct & Performance/Corrective Action Policy

Guides
Georgia Institute of Technology Performance Improvement Plan Guidelines/Processes
City of Milwaukee Employee Job Improvement Plans
Ohio State University Performance Improvement Process
University of Oklahoma Performance Improvement Plans

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