Career Tracks Arrives at UCSC

May 02, 2016


Career Tracks Engineers host a Town Hall Series to lay out key dates and details.

Join your colleagues and bring your questions to one of our three Career Tracks Town Hall Events. Attendees will receive an overview and learn the key milestones and details of this much anticipated program as it arrives at UC Santa Cruz. This project will transition non-represented employees into new Career Tracks job titles. At the heart of Career Tracks is a standardized job description and classification structure that allows quick and easy alignment with similar careers across the UC System, as well as, our local labor market.

“This simple tool provides a gateway for employees to understand how their current job responsibilities fit into the broader labor market. It is saving thousands of hours of manager and supervisor time by facilitating creation of job descriptions from job standards developed by teams of HR and subject matter experts”.   -Project Summary Excerpt from the Berkeley Career Tracks Project Team

Our campus implementation is being managed by Staff Human Resources with support from the UCOP project team. The project timeline and milestones have been developed with a goal of having all eligible employees converted simultaneously to facilitate calibration and consistent treatment across all organizational units and job families.

Town Hall Dates & Times:

  • Wednesday, May 18th: 9:30-10:30am, 1:30-2:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm - Kresge Town Hall
  • Wednesday, May 25th: 10:00-11:00am, 11:00-12:00pm, 1:30-2:20pm - Kresge Town Hall
  • Webinar Sessions - Thursday, May 26th: 9:30-10:30am, 10:30-11:30am, 3:00-4:00pm  – ReadyTalk call in (866) 740-1260, access code: 9870869,

Career Tracks has been fully implemented at Berkeley, Merced, Office of the President, Riverside, and Agriculture and Natural Resources. Santa Cruz is on track to complete implementation by February 2017.

"We are enthusiastic about implementing Career Tracks. It lays the foundation for initiatives related to career development, staff recognition, reward programs, and performance management, all of which are crucial to recruitment and retention of the staff who help make UCSC an outstanding institution." -Sarah Latham, letter to campus

Send questions to or visit the Career Tracks Website for ongoing updates and information.