Mandatory Training and Education

All UC Merced employees are required to complete mandatory training.  Mandatory training is motivated by UC policy, risk assessments, governmental regulatory agencies, funding entities, accrediting bodies, and other entities external to UC Merced.  Education on these topics is essential to compliance with policies, laws, regulations and restrictions.

Mandatory training is typically available online via the UC Learning Center.  In-person options are offered when possible and are announced via email.  The only exception to this is New Employee Orientation which is an in-person session, offered monthly.

To ensure you receive mandatory training announcements
Check your email settings to ensure you are receiving emails to your inbox (rather than to your clutter or junk folder) from and

To check the status of your assigned training
Log in to the UC Learning Center and find your Training Analysis by clicking the Required Training icon. The Training Analysis will show all currently assigned training.

If you experience technical issues with the UC Learning Center, please contact

If you have any questions about your training requirement, please contact

Currently Assigned Mandatory Training (campus-wide)

Job Specific Mandatory Training (not campus-wide)

  • Conflict of Interest for Directors and Officers (COIDO)
    for filers of Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interest
  • Compliance & Conflict of Interest for Researchers Briefing (COIR)

Anticipated to be Available Later this year

  • General Compliance Briefing: UC Ethical Values and Conduct

Performance Management Ramifications

There is a mandate from the UC Office of the President for administrative staff. Effective since Spring 2017, failure to complete mandated trainings by their required due dates will have a negative effect on performance appraisal ratings, and policy-covered staff will experience a mandatory reduction in merit pay. 

Failure to complete mandatory training by the due date of each training will result in the following:

  • For all administrative staff: no greater than a ‘partially meets/needs improvement’ in the Job Mastery and Continuous Learning core competency;
  • In addition, for policy-covered staff, a reduction in overall merit pay by -0.25%
  • Supervisors managing employees who have not completed mandatory training may receive ‘partially meets/needs improvement’ in the People Management core competency if they did not actively support/encourage the completion of the training.

For more information regarding Performance Management, please visit the Human Resources Website