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 Performance Management Announcement

Campus Forum – Performance Appraisal Process Feedback

As we complete the 2017/18 annual appraisal cycle utilizing version 2.0 of UCR’s new Performance Management process for staff employees, Human Resources is now seeking additional feedback to inform improvements and modifications to the tools and process for the future year. Specifically, we would like to know about what worked well, what did not, which parts of the process require refining, and which parts should be eliminated and/or replaced.

As you consider your feedback, please note that the campus will be automating the performance management process following the implementation of UCPath. The e-Performance system is expected to be utilized starting with the 2018/19 performance period. It will enable a more streamlined management of employee performance, including documentation of goals and progress; notation and documentation of performance trends and significant events; as well as prompts and definitions when selecting rating levels on the performance appraisal itself.

While an e-Performance system will make performance management easier to administer, we want to make sure that the underlying performance management process – including the factors, rating guide, and performance appraisal tools and methods – best meets the needs of the campus.

We welcome your feedback via email at, and/or by attending one of the following forums:

  • Tuesday May 22, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    HUB |Room 269
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Central Human Resources \ University Village | Suite 208

Registration Instructions:

  1. Go to UC Learning Center at
  2. Enter your UCR NetID and password
  3. Search for Performance Appraisal Feedback Forum and click Go
  4. Click on the title of the class and select Register
  5. Review the activity details and select Submit to complete your registration

Questions about accessing the training on the UC Learning Center may be directed to

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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Performance Management Resources

Human Resources would like to provide you with additional performance management resources designed to smoothly guide users through Version 2.0 of the performance management process, including: helpful hints, training videos, a performance management hotline and optional information sessions. These resources are available for all users including staff employees, supervisors and organizational leaders, department's HR representative and/or HR Business Partners.

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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.

Please Note: The Word forms do not have any formatting functionality, including: spellcheck, bold/italics, bullets, etc. If you need that type of formatting in your comments, please prepare a draft in Word and copy and paste into the appropriate fields.

How did we do? Please take a brief moment to fill out the Human Resources Feedback Survey.

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