Career Tracks

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Career Tracks standards
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Reclassification Pause

Sept. 1 - Feb. 28, 2018

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The HR Compensation Team is pausing reclassifications of non-represented positions, except in specific circumstances. This is necessary to support the smooth transition of non-represented staff positions into the Career Tracks job titles on the payroll system, for December, 2017.

Career Tracks is being implemented as a replacement classification system for non-represented staff positions across the UC system, including the UC Davis Campus and UC Davis Health. The movement to an updated classification structure is meant to accurately describe jobs (see Career Tracks standards), align them with the competitive market and assign the same classification to comparable positions at all locations. The goal is for employees and managers to have a greater understanding of their roles and the steps needed for career development.

Since 2014, Career Tracks has been implemented in select departments. All departments will be fully implemented by December 2017. To support a successful implementation, we are seeking feedback on your experience with Career Tracks. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey.

Career Tracks will help UC Davis Campus and UC Davis Health:

  • Standardize job classification levels, job descriptions, and positions systemwide.
  • Prepare job descriptions more quickly and easily.
  • Provide transparency within and across job families/functions.
  • Understand and explain the similarities and differences among specialties and levels.
  • Easily identify specific types of positions across both campuses.
  • Provide development paths through matrices that show progression of levels.
  • Compare specific titles to the labor market when matching jobs to survey data.

UC Davis is the first location to map both a campus and health system at the same time. There are approximately 6,000 non-represented positions between the campus and Health System that will be mapped into the Career Tracks job titles.

Career Tracks Structure

The Career Tracks Structure consists of Families, Functions, Categories and Levels. The overview document below depicts the relationship between all four, with much more detail available in the subsequent links. 

Families, Functions, Categories and Levels 

  • Career Tracks Standards (Kerberos Required) describe the scope, key responsibilities, knowledge and skills requirements for nearly all jobs at UC Davis. As new categories are developed, they will be added. 

Project Timeline

The project timeline calls for all eligible positions to be mapped into Career Tracks titles by December 2017. Select the image below to view a PDF of the timeline. [updated July 2017] 

This is an image of the timeline. If selected, a PDF of the timeline will display.

Upcoming Information and Training Sessions

In-person and webinar training and information sessions are available in July on the Davis campus and will be posted shortly for UC Davis Health. You can view the schedule of upcoming sessions on the Career Tracks training page.

In the meantime, please check out the presentations and videos posted below for more information. [updated July 18]

Video: Career Tracks Staff Forum

Video: Career Tracks Staff Forum

Mapping Partners

Mapping Partners work with managers and supervisors on the Davis campus, to ensure positions are correctly assigned a Career Tracks classification. List of Mapping Partners (.pdf)

Have Questions or Comments?

The Career Tracks project team welcomes your questions and comments by email or through the anonymous survey linked below. Whether you've already been moved into a Career Tracks job title or are just hearing about Career Tracks for the first time, we'd like to hear from you.