UC ANR UCPath
UC ANR UCPath
UC ANR UCPath
University of California
UC ANR UCPath

General UCPath Questions

General Questions

What is UCPath?

UCPath is a system-wide project launched by the University of California (UC) that modernized its past payroll system, which was over 35 years-old. UCPath introduces new, modern technology that will integrate and standardize payroll, benefits and human resource (HR) systems across the UC system. When UCPath is live at all locations, every employee will have access to the UCPath portal. This is where they will have the ability to view personal job data and payroll information, sign up for direct deposit, update tax withholdings, view or enroll in benefits, see vacation and sick leave balances and more. The UCPath Center is also part of the UCPath project. The UCPath Center is the shared services hub for the UC system where payroll, benefits, and human resources information will be centralized and where staff will provide individualized support to UC employees.

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When will UCPath go live?

UC ANR is scheduled to transition to UCPath in March 2019, along with UC Davis, UC Irvine and UC Berkely. First paychecks will be processed in April 2019.

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What does UCPath stand for?

UCPath = UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping & Human Resources 

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Why is UCPath launching as a series of deployments?

UCPath is the largest initiative of its kind in UC history. Data for more than 200,000 employees across 20 locations will be transitioned into the new UCPath system. Each campus has a large volume of complex data that must be moved from local payroll and personnel systems into the UCPath system. With so many employees and unique systems, the project is being completed in phases that allow the UCPath team to focus on deployment groups of four to five campuses at a time. For the latest deployment updates, visit http://ucpathproject.ucop.edu 

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What is the new UCPath Portal?

The new UCPath Portal is an online, self-service tool that gives employees 24/7 access to UC employment information based on their role. Similar to the current At Your Service Online (AYSO) website, UC employees will be able to log into the portal from mobile devices and computers at work or home. They will have the ability to view and update personal information, view paychecks, sign up for direct deposit, update tax withholdings, view or enroll in benefits, see vacation and sick leave balances and more. The UCPath portal has tutorials available for most tasks and users will have the option to submit inquiries through the "Ask UCPath" feature.

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Why is UC ANR implementing UCPath?

Creating a sustainable , more integrated, and efficient environment is a key component of UC ANR's strategic plan. The implementation of UCPath presepts a unique opportunity for UC ANR to: 1) become a separate location in the UC system , 2) implement modern, enterprise technologies, 3) employ best practices, 4) build upon an operational structure to create efficiency and respond to the growing and changing needs of our business over time.

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What are the benefits of UCPath?

UCPath transforms human resources, benefits and payroll services for all UC employees. It improves our technology which improves systems today and accommodates future growth, strengthening our foundation. UCPath will also increase efficiency and productivity by unifying efforts across the UC system. The standard processes, shared services center, and new portal mean employees  receive better customer service, helping UC ANR achieve administrative excellence . Finally, all these improvements provide more freedom to focus on UC ANR's core mission of extension, research, and public service.

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What is the UCPath Center?

 system where payroll, benefits and human resources information will be centralized to ensure that employees receive consistent, accurate jobĀ­ related information. UCPath Center staff provides individualized support to UC employees and will be available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on UC holidays.

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Who at UC ANR is involved in the UCPath project?

The UCPath implementation is supported by a governance structure that includes key administrative personnel and subject matter experts all working together to help ensure a successful campus transition.

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Who should I contact with questions about UC ANR UCPath?

For general questions about the UCPath program and deployments, visit http://ucpathproject.ucop.edu or email ucpath@ucanr.edu

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