University of California, Riverside

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2017-2018 Merit Program Guidelines


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General Eligibility Requirements
  • To be published in March 2017

Appraisals

Review period:  April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017

Appraisal submission date:  Appraisals to be completed no later than May 12, 2017

 Calibrations

This is the process in which performance and performance ratings at each level are discussed and normalized within a group. The conversations determine what differentiates performance. The outcome of implementing this process will be to drive greater consistency in the rating process across the school, college or organizational unit. Each school, college or organizational unit has the flexibility to construct this process in the way that is most effective for them.

Please refer to the Calibration Resource Guide for more information and a recommended best practice for conducting calibration.

As a reminder, calibration discussions should occur when the appraisal is in the draft stage and has not yet been shared with the employee.

  • Within each school, college or organizational unit, an individual or group of individuals at the leadership level takes responsibility for coordinating and communicating the calibration and merit distribution process.
  • Supervisors and managers within that school, college or organizational unit are directly engaged/involved with the calibration process.

A Calibration Cover Note which explains the changes to the performance management program and the use of a calibration process in determining the employee’s final rating should be provided to the employee when they are issued their performance appraisal.

Distribution/Application of Merit

This is the process in which the merit dollars/amounts are applied to individual employees based on performance. Each school, college or organizational unit has the flexibility to construct this process in the way that is most effective for them. We recommend the adoption of the distribution principles listed below.

Merit Pool and Effective Dates
  • To be published in March 2017

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