Reminder: Required STEP training and 2020/21 goals are due December 1
UC’s new performance appraisal system, Staff Talent Evaluation Process AKA STEP, is now in motion. All staff must complete our required training and 2020/21 goals by December 1. Here’s what you need to know to complete the first phase.
Complete required online training
All employees must complete three self-paced online courses through the UC Learning Center. These courses, which will familiarize you with the new system and position you for success, include the following (please note that completion times are estimated):
- Module 1 – all employees: STEP overview (15 minutes)
- Module 2 – all employees: STEP define criteria — determine goals and choose competencies (15 minutes)
- Module 3a – employees with no direct reports: Employee demonstration of defining criteria (5 minutes)
- Module 3b – people managers: Manager demonstration of defining criteria — includes module 3a information (5 minutes)
Complete the define criteria stage
Follow the directions in the third self-paced module to complete the define criteria stage by Dec. 1, 2020.
Consider optional training
If you’d like more guidance and be able to ask questions about navigating STEP, consider joining your friendly and knowledgeable Learning and Development colleagues for a live virtual training. Please note that you must complete the required modules prior to attending these live trainings.
Interactive online STEP training sessions are being offered by Learning and Development. In these sessions, participants will:
- Review material from the modules
- Have an opportunity to discuss change and transition
- Practice determining their goals and competencies
- Interact with your colleagues in breakout rooms
Multiple dates and times are available for employee STEP training and one session remains on 11/17 for people manager STEP training. The manager training includes training on the employee and manager roles.
We continue to offer open sessions for you to ask questions about the STEP process, learn how to navigate the system and other concerns. Multiple dates and times are available for employee office hours and people manager office hours.
Not sure which competencies align best with your goals? Attend an hourlong session to learn more about the updated competencies, how they were developed and how UCOP they align with the STEP process. Register for the UC Core Competencies introduction (classes begin Oct. 15).
Learn more about STEP
To learn more about STEP, read the Link overview article, watch a short video overview and visit the Performance Appraisal Process webpage. You may also wish to review the new UC Core Competencies, as well as the ePerformance Guidebook, which helps you navigate the new system for STEP.
For additional questions regarding your goals and the appraisal process, please contact your manager or UCOP Human Resources business partner.Tags: performance appraisals, STEP training