Career Tracks

What is a Mapping Partner?

In late February, HR distributed spreadsheets - used for assigning non-represented positions to the Career Tracks classification system - to Mapping Partners in each department/unit. Mapping Partners work with managers and supervisors to ensure positions are correctly assigned a Career Tracks classification. Feedback on proposed changes and/or updates, are due to the HR Compensation Team by Apr. 3. List of Mapping Partners (.pdf)

Career Tracks is being implemented as a replacement classification system for non-represented staff positions across the UC system, including the UC Davis Campus and UC Davis Health. The movement to an updated classification structure is meant to accurately describe jobs (see Career Tracks standards), align them with the competitive market and assign the same classification to comparable positions at all locations. The goal is for employees and managers to have a greater understanding of their roles and the steps needed for career development.

Since 2014, Career Tracks has been implemented in select departments. All departments will be fully implemented by December 2017. To support a successful implementation, we are seeking feedback on your experience with Career Tracks. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey.

Career Tracks will help UC Davis Campus and UC Davis Health:

  • Standardize job classification levels, job descriptions, and positions systemwide.

  • Prepare job descriptions more quickly and easily.

  • Provide transparency within and across job families/functions.

  • Understand and explain the similarities and differences among specialties and levels.

  • Easily identify specific types of positions across both campuses.

  • Provide development paths through matrices that show progression of levels.

  • Compare specific titles to the labor market when matching jobs to survey data.

UC Davis is the first location to map both a campus and health system at the same time. There are approximately 6,000 non-represented positions between the campus and Health System that will be mapped into the Career Tracks job titles.  

Career Tracks Structure

The Career Tracks Structure consists of Families, Functions, Categories and Levels. The overview document below depicts the relationship between all four, with much more detail available in the subsequent links. 

Families, Functions, Categories and Levels 
  • Career Tracks Standards (Kerberos Required) describe the scope, key responsibilities, knowledge and skills requirements for nearly all jobs at UC Davis. As new categories are developed, they will be added. 

Project Timeline

The project timeline calls for all eligible positions to be mapped into Career Tracks titles by December 2017. Select the image below to view a PDF of the timeline. [updated Mar. 7, 2017] 

This is an image of the timeline. If selected, a PDF of the timeline will display.

Upcoming Information and Training Sessions

HR is presenting ongoing information sessions for staff to provide updates on Career Tracks 2017 implementation. Managers are also being offered training on the process for reviewing and validating the Career Tracks titles in to which their employees are mapped. Download a complete schedule (.pdf) of the February and March sessions being offered at the Davis campus and UC Davis Health.

Davis Campus - Staff Information Sessions

Session Type

Date

Time

Location

Information Session

 

March 15

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

HR Administration Building

Conference Room 182

UC Davis Health - Staff Information Sessions

Session Type

Date

Time

Location

Information Session

March 20

11 a.m. – noon

Education Bldg., Lecture Hall 1222

Information Session

March 23

11 a.m. – noon

Education Bldg., Lecture Hall 1222

Information Session (webinar)

March 24

2:30 – 4 p.m.

ReadyTalk: Log in at http://uc.readytalk.com/ AND call (866) 740-1260, access code 9870973

Information Session

March 28

11 a.m. – noon

Education Bldg., Lecture Hall 1222

Information Session (webinar)

March 30

10 – 11:30 a.m.

ReadyTalk: Log in at http://uc.readytalk.com/ AND call (866) 740-1260, access code 9870973

Davis Campus - Manager/Supervisor Mapping Training

Session Type

Date

Time

Location

Training

 

March 15

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

HR Administration Building

Conference Room 182

Training

(webinar)

March 22

1 - 2:30 p.m.

ReadyTalk: Log in at http://uc.readytalk.com/ AND call (866) 740-1260, access code 9870869

Training

(webinar)

March 22

3 - 4:30 p.m.

ReadyTalk: Log in at http://uc.readytalk.com/ AND call (866) 740-1260, access code 9870869

UC Davis Health - Manager Mapping Training & Info Sessions

Session Type

Date

Time

Location

Training

March 20

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Education Bldg., Lecture Hall 1222

Training

March 20

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Education Bldg., Lecture Hall 1222

Training

(webinar)

March 22

1:30 – 3 p.m.

ReadyTalk: Log in at http://uc.readytalk.com/ AND call (866) 740-1260, access code 9870973

Training

March 23

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Education Bldg., Lecture Hall 1222

Training

March 23

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Education Bldg., Lecture Hall 1222

Training

March 28

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Education Bldg., Lecture Hall 1222

Training

March 28

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Education Bldg., Lecture Hall 1222

Training

(webinar)

March 29

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

ReadyTalk: Log in at http://uc.readytalk.com/ AND call (866) 740-1260, access code 9870973

Video: Career Tracks Staff Forum

Video: Career Tracks Staff Forum

Presentation Slides (.pdf)

Career Tracks Overview Presentations

Davis Campus

  • General information session (updated Feb. 2017)

UC Davis Health

Mapping Training for Mapping Partners, Managers and Supervisors
Davis Campus Training (updated Feb. 2017)

UC Davis Health training will be posted after the initial session on Mar. 20.

Have Questions or Comments?

The Career Tracks project team welcomes your questions and comments by email or through the anonymous survey linked below. Whether you've already been moved into a Career Tracks job title or are just hearing about Career Tracks for the first time, we'd like to hear from you.