Performance management is an ongoing, collaborative process between managers and employees to build relationships, set expectations and goals, give and receive feedback and discuss professional development needs and career aspirations. The performance management process at UC consists of several steps: Setting expectations and individual performance goals; giving and receiving feedback; engaging and developing employees; conducting performance appraisals; motivating, recognizing and rewarding employees; coaching for performance; and managing corrective action.

At UC, performance management is a key piece of employee engagement, both from an individual employee perspective and from a broader organizational perspective. Employees who have regular and meaningful performance management discussions with their managers are more productive and have more opportunities to do challenging work and learn new skills. To learn more about performance management and your role in the process talk to your manager, contact your local HR representative or complete the Performance Management Series eCourses.

  • Performance Management Model

    This model shows the process of performance management from on-boarding to setting expectations, to giving feedback and coaching, and finally evaluating results. These activities are part of an ongoing, collaborative performance management process and take place throughout the year.

  • Performance Management Series*

    An eight-part series providing the fundamentals of performance management, including important information, tools and resources needed to support UC people managers in their roles, available through the UC Learning Center.

    1. UC Performance Management Overview
    2. UC Setting Expectations
    3. UC Giving & Receiving Feedback
    4. UC Engaging & Developing Employees
    5. UC Conducting Performance Appraisals
    6. UC Motivating, Recognizing & Rewarding Employees
    7. UC Coaching for Performance
    8. UC Managing Corrective Action
    Watch the series introduction video (1:51)

    *The eight Performance Managment Series courses are now also included as part of the UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate

  • UC Core Competencies
    A foundational tool for the assessment and development of staff, managers and leaders
  • UC policies relating to performance management