Ministry of Education Introduces Practical Performance Management for Teachers and School Principals through Merdeka Mengajar Platform

Jakarta, January 18, 2024 — Starting from January 2024, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) has implemented a more practical, relevant, and impactful Teacher and School Principal Performance Management system. This management is conducted through the Merdeka Mengajar Platform (PMM) integrated with e-Kinerja, managed by the State Personnel Agency (BKN).

The Performance Management system is regulated through the Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform (PermenPANRB) Regulation Number 6 of 2022 concerning the Performance Management of Civil Servants, PermenPANRB Number 1 of 2023 concerning Functional Positions, and the Director General of GTK Regulation Number 7607/B.B1/HK.03/2023 of 2023 concerning Technical Guidelines for Teacher and School Principal Performance Management.

The Director General of Teachers and Education Personnel at Kemendikbudristek (Dirjen GTK), Nunuk Suryani, ensured that the performance management system in PMM would not add an extra burden to teachers. On the contrary, this feature would facilitate teachers in driving relevant performance improvements to support the quality of learning in educational units. With the Performance Management feature for Teachers and School Principals in PMM, teachers and school principals only need to focus on one indicator based on the achievements of the Education Report in their educational units.

Teachers and school principals can go through three stages of performance management, starting from planning, implementation, to assessment, all aimed at improving the quality of learning in educational units. Dirjen GTK also advised, “To use this feature, like any new system, teachers may need some time to understand it until they get used to it.”

“Furthermore, with the existence of the Performance Management feature for Teachers and School Principals, every teacher receives recognition for every performance that supports the transformation of learning. Thus, efforts to realize learner-oriented learning become more maximal,” added Nunuk Suryani, in Jakarta, Tuesday (17/1).

When the release event of the Performance Management feature for Teachers and School Principals was held late last year, attending teachers welcomed this new government breakthrough positively. Tony Natalian Sahertian (Teacher at SMP Negeri 4 Sentani, Papua), acknowledged that this new feature no longer consumes teachers’ time for administrative matters. “This is an effective tool in planning, implementing, and improving performance,” said Tony.

On another occasion, in line with that, Rut Pratiwi, a teacher at SDN Cawang 04, East Jakarta, said that there are many benefits to filling out the Employee Performance Targets (SKP) in this Performance Management feature for Teachers and School Principals. “This system is fair because someone whose performance is good will get a good score too (not only based on rank/grade),” said Rut.

Rut also expressed her satisfaction that SKP is already synchronized with BKN’s e-Kinerja, making it easier to fill in. “Equally important, SKP accommodates the teacher’s activity in carrying out additional tasks,” she added.

In addition, Mrs. Kun Handayani, a teacher at SMPN 1 Ngunut, Tulungagung Regency, stated that filling out SKP in the Performance Management feature for Teachers and School Principals provides convenience for teachers. Because performance assessment through PMM makes it easier for teachers to focus on education that is in favor of students and not get stuck in administration. Kun also said that with PMM, teachers can get a very good performance predicate for their extraordinary performance realization.

Teachers and school principals with ASN status under the auspices of local governments can carry out performance planning through PMM from January 1 to 31, 2024, which will then be continued to the next stage, namely implementation. Before that, teachers still have time to understand the performance management steps and discuss performance plans with the school principal.

The Head of SDN Widoro Yogyakarta, Sri Hariyati, said that the use of PMM makes work easier and is easy to use. “Performance Management in PMM really captures and translates teacher performance so that the school principal can know exactly the potential and competencies possessed by each teacher and can share best practices,” concluded Sri.

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