Competency Library

Supervisors use this competency library when writing performance programs for their employees.  

Competencies are the combination of skills, knowledge, characteristics and behaviors that contribute to an employee’s performance in a particular role or function. Specifying which competencies are most valued in the team or unit can guide employees' performance and help them to be successful in their job. Each competency in this library has definitions and a table of common behaviors at three proficiency levels. Supervisors can use this resource to help them specifically describe the desired behaviors for each competency they identify as important for their team. Modify the language to relate to your unit or team as appropriate in the performance program document.

Note: It is recommended to limit the number of competencies for each team to five or less.