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Mandatory Halogen Training for Managers

May 28, 2015

For Managers and Supervisors Only

As we approach the annual performance review process 2014-15, we ask you to be actively engaged, not just during this review time but throughout the entire year. For managers and supervisors, providing continual feedback is one of the most important responsibilities you have, and it is an investment that brings many dividends. All employees deserve to be recognized for their successes and supported in pursuit of their skills-building activities.

Not only is performance feedback important for individual career growth; it also ensures that employees continually improve as they strive to achieve our organizational goals. In an ever-changing environment, we need to constantly assess our performance and strive to be better.

In line with our commitment to provide managers and supervisors with the tools and resources necessary to fulfill their respective leadership roles, Human Resources will provide mandatory training for managers and supervisors on the Halogen eAppraisal system. As you know, transitioning from the prior paper-based model to an online system is a monumental shift and undertaking. Training is essential to your own professional development, and as a manager/supervisor at UC Merced, it is critical that you complete the following mandatory training program in order to maximize your understanding of the Halogen eAppraisal system for the benefit of your direct reports and of your department.

  • The Halogen eAppraisal Tutorial for Managers is available online at the UC Learning Center. Here are the instructions to register for the online Halogen eAppraisal Tutorial for Managers and Supervisors:
  1. Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UC Merced Net ID.
  2. Type ME-HR-HAL05-2015 into the search bar on the left of your screen.
  3. Click “Start” to begin the two hour session.

This online training is now available.  We ask that managers and supervisors complete this training before you begin to use the appraisal tool.  As a reminder, appraisals must be completed between June 15th and September 15th.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding training, please contact

In addition to this mandatory online training, we strongly recommend that you register for one of our Halogen End-User training sessions for managers and supervisors.  If you have not yet registered for the Halogen eAppraisal End-User (in-person) training for managers and supervisors, you may do so online at the UC Learning Center.  Please note that there are a few spaces available on the June 3 afternoon session at 1:30 p.m.  Additional in-person training sessions will be scheduled for mid to late June and will be announced within the next couple of weeks. Should you have any questions, contact your designated HR Business Partner.

Our people make UC great, and we see that on a daily basis. The professionalism and dedication of everyone here at UC Merced and throughout the UC system are the foundation of our contributions to the public. Thank you for your positive response and support on this new initiative!  Stay tuned for future updates and information related to Halogen.