University of California, Riverside

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Performance Management

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In 2016, UCR completely revised the performance management process. Rating factors and rating categories were updated and redefined to more clearly reflect the high quality of work performed by UC Riverside employees. The new definitions provide clearer distinctions between ratings and include specific criteria related to goals, achievements, job functions, skills and behavior. Furthermore, it aligns the performance management process with the merit-based pay program for non-represented staff employees.

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About Pay for Performance – a merit based salary program for non-represented employees

Pay for Performance is the compensation program for non-represented staff. It is all part of our commitment to provide our non-represented employees with competitive performance-based compensation. Learn more

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2018-2019 Merit Program Guidelines

With proper distribution of performance ratings, managers can differentiate merit awards and appropriately recognize the strongest performers. The 2018-2019 Merit Program Guidelines outlines the program and offers guidance to ensure consistency across schools, colleges and organizational units. Learn more

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Performance Management Timeline

As part of the campus performance management program, all staff employees are to be appraised in writing annually. For 2018, each organizational unit must certify to Human Resources by May 18, 2018 that all staff have received annual appraisals for the 12-month performance period ending on March 31, 2018. Learn about the activities which are to be completed as part of the performance management program. Learn more

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Performance Management FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions were created to help you have a better understanding of the Performance Appraisal and Pay for Performance Program and Guidelines. Learn more

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Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs)

HR Business Partners and HR Officers within each organizational unit on the UC Riverside campus work closely with central HR to deliver services at the local level. The local HR partners have a general knowledge of the complex HR services and they know who to contact within central HR for more information. Your local HR partner is your first point of contact for HR services in your department or college, and for any questions regarding the performance management process.

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Supervisor's Important Role in Performance Management

Thoughtful conversations with employees about performance can be a great opportunity to let them know how much they’re valued, share your vision for the future of the team and create pathways for employees to pursue professional goals. Learn more

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Employee's Important Role in the Annual Review

The annual employee review is an important part of performance management and staff development. At UC Riverside, we have a consistent philosophy for recognizing and rewarding non-represented staff with a merit based salary program. Learn more

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Forms and Documents

The Performance Management section of the Forms and Documents page contains all of the forms you will need during the performance management process. You will find the Performance Appraisal Form, Goal Agreement Form, Position Linkage Worksheet along with other documents to guide you through the process.


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