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Competency Framework

The purpose of the 2020 UC Core Competency Model for staff is to serve as the basis of UC’s integrated talent management strategy. Establishing core competencies at the systemwide level helps staff employees understand how UC views talent and promotes behaviors that reflect UC’s vision and values. They build the foundation for the culture we want at UC.

Developing a competency framework also provides for a consistent set of behaviors and shared language that can be used across the talent management life cycle, including, but not limited to:

  • Employment, including job descriptions, job postings, recruitment and selection
  • Compensation, including position classification and job family design
  • Performance Management
  • Career Development
  • Succession Management
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Expected Performance Behavior

The 2020 UC Core Competency Model describes expected performance behaviors of staff and managers of staff at the University of California, where seeking excellence in mission accomplishment is the standard. Additionally, the core competencies described in this model are expected to be demonstrated by all staff employees of the University, regardless of location, level or role.

People manager/leader behavior standards are additive expectations for success at UC.

It is important to note that the categories and the titles for the competencies were chosen in a very thoughtful, purposeful and deliberate manner – with a significant amount of discussion and feedback. The workgroup strived to develop a model that is accessible and easy to understand for all UC employees.

Core Competencies

The core competencies apply to all UC staff employees, regardless of location, level or role within the University. They are aligned with the mission, vision and values of the University and its locations. Core behavioral anchors also apply to all UC staff employees, regardless of location, level or role within the University.

In addition to the core behavioral anchors, UC staff leaders and managers are expected to demonstrate the management behavioral anchors.