Achieve Together Achievement Criteria

What is the Achievement Criteria? What are Performance Levels?

The Achievement Criteria are a tool for managers and employees to discuss and evaluate performance. The Achievement Criteria are also an integral part of the check-in conversation process, in which each of the check-in questions addresses one of the criteria.

The criteria are:

  • Collaboration
  • Goal Accomplishment
  • Inclusion & Belonging
  • Innovation
  • Job Mastery

For each of the five criteria, employees will find themselves in one of three Performance Levels at any given time:

  • Needs Attention
  • Well Done
  • Stand Out

Berkeley's Achievement Criteria are connected to the UC Systemwide Core Competency ABCs. These core competencies have been identified for all staff, including managers and supervisors, professional staff, and operational/technical staff across the UC system. 

How do we use the Achievement Criteria?

This framework is a tool that will help employees understand how they are performing, and to inform future performance planning and merit rewards. Employees and managers discuss the criteria during Achieve Together check-in conversations using guided questions, which each address one of the criterion.