Frequently Asked Questions - Achievement Criteria

Achievement Criteria

What is the Achievement Criteria?

To increase transparency and help employees understand what leaders and managers/supervisors use to determine performance levels and merit rewards, UC Berkeley has developed consistent, performance-based Achievement Criteria for non-represented staff. The Achievement Criteria guides provide example behaviors for each performance level (Needs Attention, Well Done, Stand Out). All non-represented employees will use the same Achievement Criteria (with additional performance indicators for people managers). There are five dimensions of the Achievement Criteria; these are Collaboration, Goal Accomplishment, Innovation, Inclusion & Belonging, and Job Mastery.Learn more about the Achievement Criteria for non-represented employees and/or register for Achieve Together training

How do you determine performance levels for each dimension of the Achievement Criteria?

To determine performance levels per criterion (Collaboration, Goal Accomplishment, Inclusion & Belonging, Innovation, and Job Mastery), the manager/supervisor will look over the Achievement Criteria and refer to the feedback provided per the guided check-in questions on the Achieve Together Check-in form and compare the performance and behavioral indicators for each criterion associated with each performance level (needs attention, well done, stand out), and identify which level aligns closest with the employee’s performance for the year.

Performance Levels are selected by the manager or supervisor at the end of each performance year during the Spring Check-in, scheduled during April - May each year.