TL;DR: Partner might no be able to sit exams due to manager refusing/ignoring having to "sign off" her logbook, meaning she wouldn't qualify for a higher senior salary for at least another 6 months.
My domestic partner is set to sit some exams to become a senior (and get a higher senior salary) in her role in a few weeks, and part of the registration process is completing a logbook. This logbook is comprised of 40 pieces of work, her comments on each piece of work, and her manager's comments on each piece of work. She has filled in all her parts, and all that is left to do is the manager's comments which he is showing absolutely no signs of doing, even though over the last 2 weeks he has "promised" to do it "tomorrow" or "at the weekend".
His latest offence was on Friday, where he said "I will absolutely get it done this weekend". Monday afternoon when he came into work (he should work 9-5:30, and nobody including his manager knew where he was), he hadn't done it, and was bragging that "he got drunk Friday, was hungover all Saturday, and decided to play golf Sunday". This to me shows a complete lack of respect for my partner, her training, and interest in him doing the work, and come this Friday (the deadline for entries) I have 0 confidence he will have done it.
If he doesn't do it, she can't sit on her exams for another 6 months, potentially losing 6 months worth of a higher salary. What kind of protections does my partner have from this type of process abuse? How can she best exert those protections?