Participant FAQ

Please see below the FAQ questions specific to Participants.
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UCPath will log you out after ~20 minutes of inactivity. If you have multiple tabs open to UCPath, each tab is running its own timer. If any browser tab open to UCPath is left untouched for ~20 minutes, it will log you out of all tabs (even if you are actively working in another UCPath tab). We recommend closing any UCPath browser tabs you aren’t actively using to avoid an unwanted logout.

Please note, the Performance Workcenter automatically opens you into a new tab on your browser, creating the perfect scenario for you to be logged out while you are working.

After a supervisor or employee nominates a staff peer, the supervisor must approve the nomination request in UCPath before the staff peer is able to access the performance evaluation.

Once the nomination has been approved, you should receive the following email from UCPath with a link to the employee’s evaluation

Subject: A nomination request has been submitted to you
Body: This automatic notification is to inform you that a request has been submitted for your participation.
Navigate to {URL}
(Please do not respond to this automatic notification.)

The nomination request can also be found by following these steps:

  1. Go to https://ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu
  2. Log in with your CruzID and Gold password
  3. In the left navigation panel, click Performance Workcenter
  4. Under Employee Self Service, click ‘Others Pending Perf Eval Reqs’
  5. Select the evaluation you wish to respond to and click the ‘Approve’ button..


After approving the nomination request, the nominated staff peer will be able to give summary comments under the employee’s Functions tab.

  1. Go to https://ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu
  2. Log in with your CruzID and Gold password
  3. In the left navigation panel, click Performance Work Center
  4. Under Employee Self Service, click ‘Others Current Perform Evaltns’
  5. Select the evaluation you wish to respond to

While academic employees can be nominated as participants in ePerformance, at this time they are unable to access the ePerformance module of UCPath. To provide feedback about a staff employee, please email the feedback to the supervisor. They will be able to attach your feedback to the evaluation when they complete their manager evaluation of the employee.

The participant can complete their evaluation any time before the manager completes their evaluation of the employee. There is no ordering relationship between the participant evaluation and the self evaluation.

The employee will not be informed whether you provided input or not, nor can they see your evaluation of them in ePerformance. However, depending on the information you provide and if/how the information is reflected in their evaluation, the nominator may be able to surmise who provided the input.

Participation in the nomination process is voluntary. The supervisor may also nominate participants, and the employee will not be informed whether you provided input or not. However, depending on the information you provide and if/how the information is reflected in their evaluation, the nominator may be able to surmise who provided the input.

Employee Relations offers instructor led courses on ePerformance. You can register for the first course, ‘ePerformance Part 1: Defining Criteria and Goal Setting’ through the UC Learning Center. Additional courses on how to complete a performance evaluation will be offered toward the end of the 20-21 annual performance cycle.

The full ePerformance Tool Trainings and step by step instructions can also be found here.

Contact your Employee Relations Analyst with any further questions you have about ePerformance.