Frequently Asked Questions - Other Questions

Do I need to get a new Cal 1 Card?

No. All access (building, library, sporting events, etc.) will remain with your current Cal 1 Card. Please continue to use your current Cal 1 Card during and after the transition to UCPath. If your employment with UC Berkeley began before the implementation of UCPath, your Cal 1 Card has your old (HCM) Employee ID number. The card software system will tie your new ID number to your current Cal 1 Card automatically, there is no action required from you. Please do not make any physical modifications to the card that interfere with the magstripe on the back of the card or the bar code on the front. There is a possibility of a campus wide card replacement in the next few years to take advantage of improved card security technology.

Where can I find my new employee ID number?

All employees were issued new ID numbers with UCPath. You can find your new employee ID in the top left corner of the UCPath dashboard when you log in to UCPath Online. 

You can use the CalNet Account Manager. to view your ID numbers. Access the CalNet Account Manager by visiting and logging in using the link in the top right corner. The CalNet Account Manager home screen will display a "My ID's" field, which will include your new UCPath employee ID, your HCM ID (former employee ID), and your Campus Solutions ID (if applicable).

How do I know which employee ID to use?

Your new UCPath ID number is your primary employee ID number. Use your UCPath employee ID for all campus systems - T&E, BearBuy, Cal Answers, ServiceNow, etc.
You may want to keep your old (HCM) employee ID for your records, but you will not use it going forward.

How does employment verification work in UCPath?

UCPath uses a third party vendor, The Work Number (Equifax) to provide employment verification. Employees log into UCPath, and navigate through Income and Taxes to Verification of Employment request. If you are applying for a loan, an apartment or job, your employment verifier (e.g. bank, leasing agent, or employer) accesses your employment information through The Work Number website. Instructions are detailed in the Verification of Employment page. The UCPath Center is currently preparing a self-generating letter on UCPath Online similar to what’s available in AYSO today.

Will we use Blu after we go live with UCPath?

Blu is a portal containing links to several tools. Blu can still be used to access the UC Learning Center,, Careers, and other helpful resources. Personal information and direct deposit information must be updated through UCPath. 

How can employees access UCPath if they do not use a computer at work?

Employees can access UCPath from any computer, tablet or smartphone, using CalNet authentication and Duo verification. There are also Kiosk Workstations available around campus for employees who do not have their own computer. 

Is UCPath information available in Spanish and Mandarin?

Yes, information is available in Spanish and Mandarin on the Employee Resources page.