UCPath Project

UCPath is the University of California’s new payroll, benefits, human resources and academic personnel system for all UC employees.

UCPath replaced UC’s 35-year old Payroll/Personnel System (PPS) with a single new payroll and HR system, standardized and streamlined payroll and HR processes systemwide, and centralized certain HR/academic personnel and payroll transactional processes within the UCPath Center.

Read more about the UCPath project as whole.

UCPath Center

Located in Riverside, the UCPath Center is the transactional hub serving all the UC campuses, medical centers, and research facilities.

Read more about the UCPath Center.

UCPath at Berkeley

UCPath was implemented at UC Berkeley in March 2019, after extensive preparation. 

With UCPath go-live at Berkeley, 27,000 faculty, staff, and student employees gained 24/7 access to their records in UCPath. Nearly 1,000 transactional users in Berkeley Regional Services, central units, and campus departments began processing transactions in the system, and more than five dozen downstreams systems were converted to interface with UCPath including CalNet, Berkeley Financial System, CalTime, Travel & Entertainment and many more.

Read more about the people who are working hard to support UCPath here on campus. 

What Changed with UCPath?

UCPath brought many exciting changes for UC Berkeley employees, but many systems and processes on campus remain the same as before UCPath implementation.

What's New What Changed What Didn't Change
  • UCPath Online Self-Service portal
  • Enroll in direct deposit for up to 3 accounts
  • New ID numbers
  • UCPath Center - shared services hub for all UCs
  • Paycheck layout
  • UCPath replaces our HR System (HCM - Human Capital Management) and our Payroll System (PPS - Payroll and Personnel System)
  • No automatic notifications about earnings statements
  • New Position numbers
  • UCPath templates are used to submit all requests into UCPath (e.g., Position Request, Position Funding, Hire New Staff Employee)
  • UCPath in-system workflow for templates and forms: Initiator submits template and Approver approves
  • Direct Retro replaces Payroll Expense Transfer (PET) in PPS
  • Cal Answers and Cognos will be used for HR and payroll reporting
  • Any of your employee information, including health and retirement benefits, which will converted to UCPath
  • Berkeley Regional Services regions, Regional Directors, and HR Partners
  • ServiceNow
  • CalTime
  • Cal Answers as your primary reporting tool
  • Travel + Entertainment reimbursement system 
  • At Your Service Online (AYSO) for retirement information and historical payroll information
  • Cal 1 Card (new Employee ID numbers will automatically link to existing Cal 1 Cards)

UCPath Project

UCPath Center


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