UC Core Competency Model for Staff Employees

The purpose of the 2020 UC Core Competency Model for staff is to serve as the basis of UC’s integrated talent management strategy. Establishing core competencies at the systemwide level helps staff employees understand how UC views talent and promotes behaviors that reflects UC’s vision and values. They build the foundation for the culture we want at UC. Developing a competency framework also provides for a consistent set of behaviors and shared language that can be used across the talent management life cycle, including, but not limited to: 

  • Employment, including job descriptions, job postings, recruitment, and selection
  • Compensation, including position classification and job family design
  • Performance Management
  • Career Development
  • Succession Management

The UC Core Competency Model describes expected performance behaviors of staff and managers of staff at the University of California, where seeking excellence in mission accomplishment is the standard. Additionally, the core competencies described in this model are expected to be demonstrated by all staff employees of the University, regardless of location, level or role. People manager/leader behavior standards are additive expectations for success at UC.

It is important to note that the categories and the titles for the competencies were chosen in a very thoughtful, purposeful, and deliberate manner – with a significant amount of discussion and feedback.

The workgroup strived to develop a model that is accessible and easy to understand for all UC employees.

On the left navigation are a list of the 10 core competencies, when you click the link, you will see a brief description of the competencies as well as a list of Linkedin Learning courses you can take to enrich yourself in the UC core competencies and highlight on your next performance review!

Click on this link for more information on UC Core Competencies.


Please Note: LinkedIn may change some of their training availability. For a complete list of all currently available courses, please click on the Individual and Manager links where it says Complete Collection on LinkedIn Learning.