University of California, Berkeley

Philosophy: Performance Management

The University of California, Berkeley, is committed to a performance management system that fosters and rewards excellent performance. Effective performance management aligns the efforts of supervisors and employees with departmental and campus goals, promotes consistency in performance review, motivates all employees to perform at their best, and is conducted with fairness and transparency. The employee, the supervisor, and the University are critical members of a partnership that ensures performance planning, review, coaching, and development.

  • Employees at all levels are responsible for actively communicating with their supervisors about their performance, taking an active role in planning their development, being accountable for their actions, and continually striving for excellence in their performance in support of departmental and campus goals.
  • Supervisors are responsible for developing performance expectations with the participation of employees; communicating throughout the performance management cycle about employees' goals, performance, and development; recognizing successful performance and coaching for improved performance; and ensuring that employees have the tools, resources, and training and development needed to carry out their duties successfully.
  • The University is responsible for providing an effective and fair performance management system that encourages effective communication between employees and supervisors and ensures that supervisors have the skills and time to carry out performance management successfully.