Merit based expectations.FYI: Administrative Service Officer levels go up to six, then the Executive Levels begin at one.
Three and a half years ago my Team Leader (EL1) was shocked when his recommendation on my performance assessment to adjust my pay point up was rejected. It turned out I was already at the top of the ASO5 scale and not an ASO6 as he thought. Three selection processes, two unfortunately planned vacations, and another ignorant Team Leader later I am about to move (it is not official but I have literally been given a nod and a wink) from the ASO5 level to the ASO6 level.
Today our National Manager invited me to a meeting which was described as being only for EL1 staff. The point was enforced when he asked someone he hadn't invited to leave, and was reiterated throughout the meeting. So, while my duty statement might say "undertake simple tasks under supervision" (soon to become "undertake complex tasks with minimal supervision"), I have the impression I'm expected to be providing the supervision to my colleagues. I wonder how long it will take for this
merit to be reflected anywhere beyond the expectations of my superiors.I hope regular readers will appreciate what a joke this is without the usual
Muppet Show allusion.