Career Tracks Project Update and Town Hall Reminder

May 16, 2016


Karen Berardi, from the OP Career Tracks Team addresses UCSC Managers and Supervisors

There have been some exciting milestones achieved by our Career Tracks initiative. Career Tracks is the new UC Wide job classification system that UCSC is implementing to replace our current non-represented job classification system.

To begin with, Career Tracks Leadership has partnered with the UCSC Career Tracks Advisory Committee (CTAC) comprised of representatives from the various control points to help determine and validate an implementation plan to achieve the effective date of February 2017. Karen Berardi from the Office of the President’s Career Tracks Systemwide Support Group has joined us to help lead our initial training sessions for Managers, Supervisors and Mapping Partners. Karen shared that she is really excited about the progress and team approach of the Career Tracks project in Santa Cruz:

“The high level of commitment and support at UC Santa Cruz has created a strong partnership which gives us the ability to share project experience, efficiencies and best practices with a Santa Cruz team that can best apply them to their existing culture and team dynamics.” - Karen Berardi, UCOP Compensation Consultant

The initial efforts of Karen and the Career Tracks team have yielded great results; Mapping Partners, Managers and Supervisors attended our first round of trainings in person and virtually to get information and become involved. We also received good suggestions about ongoing outreach efforts and getting the information to Academic staff who are managers and supervisors.

Career Tracks Website Goes Live - The Career Tracks website was developed and launched to provide the campus with project information, roles & expectations, key dates, news and resources. The site will be continuously updated with important project information throughout the duration of the launch and roll out of Career Tracks at UCSC.

Join your colleagues and bring your questions to one of our Career Tracks Town Hall Events. Though effected employees are non-represented, non-academic staff employees, the entire campus is welcome to find out more information. Attendees will receive an overview and learn the key milestones and details of this much anticipated program as it arrives at UC Santa Cruz.

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,

Our campus implementation is being managed by Staff Human Resources with support from the UCOP project team headed up by Elvia Ontiveros-Moreno. 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.

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