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Career Tracks


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Career Tracks, the University of California’s systemwide job classification system for managers and policy-covered (non-represented) staff, is gearing up for campus-wide launch at UCLA in 2020. About 9,000 positions across the campus will be encompassed within the new structure by the end of 2021.

Campus Human Resources (CHR) is working collaboratively with organizational units in the Administration division and other organizations on campus to review how current jobs will fit into the new classification structure, starting with Management & Senior Professional (MSP) positions.

Advantages of implementing Career Tracks include the following:

  • Clear job families to help identify career paths across the University as a whole
  • Identification of skills needed to progress in a particular occupational field at the University, with consistent job standards across all campuses
  • Defined job levels for managers, supervisors, and professional positions to reflect  the responsibilities and functions of the position
  • Salary ranges that reflect the external job market as well as alignment across UC

Next Steps
Implementation of Career Tracks payroll titles for MSP positions is targeted for completion by May 2020. After that step, the project team will begin the review and feedback process for classification of policy-covered staff positions. The implementation of Career Tracks is not intended to result in salary adjustments or changes in personnel program designation for incumbents, but instead will provide a more clear, meaningful and market-based classification structure for alignment with comparable jobs across the University.

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