Frequently Asked Questions - Payroll

Is the Payroll Calendar changing with UCPath?

There will be no changes to pay dates in 2019. Pay dates will remain the same for both monthly and bi-weekly employees. 

You can view the Payroll Calendar in UCPath Online under Quicklinks > Payroll Calendars & Schedules > Payroll Calendar.

Can my three direct deposits in UCPath go to different financial institutions?

Yes, you can elect up to three (3) Direct Deposit accounts at different financial institutions. Note that only one change may be made to direct deopsit information per 24 hour period. 

What should I do if I believe there is an error in my pay?

If you believe there is an error in your pay, use your Berkeley Regional Serivces channel to report the issue right away. The sooner you report an issue, the more quickly it can be resolved. 

If you are unsure which service region your unit belongs to, you can Find Your Region here. BAMPFA, Cal Performances, and International House (I-House) employees should contact their local HR team.

BEST, ProS, SHARE, BEARS, ChaMPS Regions

ERSO Region

What changes in pay will I see due to the different calculations in UCPath?

UCPath uses industry-standard calculations that are more modern and accurate than PPS (our former payroll system). Gross and net income totals, tax withholdings, and benefits deductions may vary slightly in amount due to calculation differences between PPS and UCPath. Read more about UCPath calculation differences.

Many student workers are from out of state. Which home address should they list in UCPath?

Student workers should ensure their local address is listed as their home address in UCPath Online, because the home address is where paychecks will be mailed if a student employee is not enrolled in direct deposit. Student employees are highly encouraged to sign up for direct deposit.

How will my merit pay look on my pay statement?

For PPSM employees who were issued retro merit pay effective 07/01/2019, merit pay will show as one total amount under the "Hours & Earnings" section as line item "Retro - Regular Pay." This total amount includes the retro earnings for the three months from 07/01/2019 through 09/30/2019. 

Retro merit pay

How long are paychecks kept in UCPath Online?

Paychecks are available in UCPath Online for a rolling 18 months. 

What if I don’t receive my check in the mail?

Employees should check that the home address in UCPath Online is correct, and contact the UCPath Center if paper paychecks are not received after 2 business days from the pay date. The UCPath Center may place a stop on the check and reissue where appropriate.

Are there benefits deductions holidays in UCPath?

Yes, the benefits deduction holidays are in the Payroll Calendar inside UCPath. You can navigate to it in UCPath Online: Quicklinks > Payroll Calendars & Schedules > Payroll Calendars.