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.

Currently Assigned Mandatory Training

  • Compliance & Conflict of Interest for Researchers Briefing (COIR)

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.

To ensure you receive mandatory training announcements
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If you experience technical issues or have questions about your training requirement, please contact

    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