UCI will once again distribute increases to non-represented employees based on performance. The amount of the merit award will vary according to your performance contributions and cannot exceed the allocated budget.
2017 MERIT GUIDELINES – 3% MERIT FUND
THREE KEY CHANGES FOR 2017
1) Consistent merit criteria have been developed for all UCI employees – one set for individual contributors (non-supervisors) and one set for people managers (supervisors). Leaders across UCI will use consistent criteria to determine employee merit levels. This will increase transparency and help employees understand what leaders, managers, and supervisors will use to determine merit levels and improve consistency across the organization. (Read Merit Criteria for Individuals or Merit Criteria for People Managers)
2) The performance evaluation process will be “decoupled” from the merit process. The two will be dependent on one another, meaning supervisors will use employee performance and the merit criteria described above to determine employee merit levels and merit awards (when funding is available); however the two processes will occur separately. For 2017, performance reviews will be delivered in April at the campus and on anniversary dates at the medical center, and then merit awards will be communicated in June. This will do two things
3) Streamlined communication and more in-person training will be provided.
Only employees who meet the following requirements will be eligible for a FY2017/18 merit increase:
New Performance Management
Program Coming Soon!
The UCI Performance Management Advisory Group has been busy reviewing research and new best practices in the field of performance management and advising UCI HR on a new performance management program. In November, a pilot program involving over 250 non-represented employees across the enterprise was launched. The new program is scheduled to be implemented across the enterprise in July 2017. More information to be released in May. Here are some highlights of the program:
Merit 2016 Feedback Results
After the implementation of non-represented employee merit awards in July 2016, UCI Human Resources conducted two online surveys to gain feedback on the merit program – one for employees and one for supervisors. Two months later, focus groups were held to discuss survey findings in greater detail. Review feedback highlights and access survey results here.