Career Tracks

Career Tracks standards
View descriptions of a job's scope, responsibilities, knowledge and skills requirements. UC Davis login required

What is a Mapping Partner?

In late February, HR distributed spreadsheets - used for assigning non-represented positions to the Career Tracks classification system - to Mapping Partners in each department/unit. Mapping Partners work with managers and supervisors to ensure positions are correctly assigned a Career Tracks classification. Feedback on proposed changes and/or updates, are due to the HR Compensation Team by Apr. 3. List of Mapping Partners (.pdf)

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 April 2017] 

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

Upcoming Information and Training Sessions

UC Davis Health: Manager Mapping Training & Info Sessions

Session Type





April 20

9 - 10:30 a.m.

ReadyTalk: Log in at AND call (866) 740-1260, access code 9870973


April 24

2 - 3:30 p.m.

ReadyTalk: Log in at AND call (866) 740-1260, access code 9870973


April 27

9 - 10:30 a.m.

ReadyTalk: Log in at AND call (866) 740-1260, access code 9870973

In June, HR will offer additional information and training sessions, to prepare everyone for the Final Validation phase, which begins in July. These sessions will be offered virtually, as well as in person at UC Davis Health and the Davis campus. In the meantime, please check out the presentations and videos posted below for more information.

Video: Career Tracks Staff Forum

Video: Career Tracks Staff Forum

Presentation Slides (.pdf) and Webinar Recordings (YouTube)

Career Tracks Overview Presentations
Mapping Training for Mapping Partners, Managers and Supervisors

Davis Campus

UC Davis Health

Webinar Recordings - Mapping Training and Overview Presentations (Davis Campus)

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.