January 2, 2020

On December 5, 2019, the IRS released the long-awaited final version of the 2020 Form W-4, retitled Employee's Withholding Certificate. The IRS redesigned the form to reflect the changes to the federal tax code from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which took effect in 2018. The form's purpose is to instruct employers (in this case, the UC) how much tax to withhold. 

December 10, 2019

There has been some confusion around the way retro pay is displayed on paychecks. Retro pay can be for a variety of reasons; promotions, merit increase, late hires of faculty/lecturers, etc. and could extend over multiple pay periods. Please remember that all retro pay will be displayed a in a single pay period date range on paychecks and not listed individually for the month(s) it was earned.

December 5, 2019

Add/Update Your Personal Email and Home Address

Applies to all employees. Deadline to make updates is January 18, 2020.

It’s important to update your personal email and home address in UCPath Online. Whether you are receiving an electronic or paper W-2 form, it is important that your supervisor and the University of California has accurate contact information so that you receive important tax documents in a timely manner.

November 12, 2019

UCPath sends important correspondence, including paper paychecks (if you are not enrolled in direct deposit) and paper W-2s to the “home” address on file in UCPath -- not the “mailing” address. To help avoid confusion and downtime, please ensure that your home address is the place where you want to receive UCPath information via United States Postal Service.

November 1, 2019

If you currently receive your  W-2 in the mail, consider receiving it electronically. It’s fast, secure and environmentally friendly.

Five Benefits of Receiving Your W-2 Online

  1. It’s a secure way to receive your information

  2. Your UCPath W-2 statement will be available earlier than receiving it through the mail, providing you with additional time to prepare and manage your tax filing

May 24, 2019

  As of June 2019, this page is no longer being maintained. 

If you have questions on updates on the items listed in the "Requests/Defects/Known API issues" section, please send an email to and/or update the Service Now Incident number directly. 

May 13, 2019

As of June 2019, this page is no longer being maintained. If you have questions, please send an email to and/or update the Service Now Incident number directly. 

March 7, 2019

The API v3 is available in Production!  We're now in "After Calnet", full capacity mode.

Here are key points:

February 28, 2019

This article will be updated after Employee API changes have been deployed to the UAT environment.  The following key information is available via this article:  

February 25, 2019

The UCPath Project Team is working closely with other teams on campus involved in data reporting to provide more detailed information about reporting options for transactional users.

As we approach go-live, we want to give an update on how the UCPath transition will impact Recruitment. We have confirmed that TAM (our existing Talent Acquisition Management system) will remain up and active during the UCPath transition in March.

What this means for applicants:

February 14, 2019

During the UCPath conversion scammers may try to send emails impersonating Payroll Services or Central HR. Be extra alert during this time of transition and do not open any attachments or click on any email links that look suspicious. If you think something looks suspect, report it to

February 11, 2019

This message is to clarify a previous (now removed) post regarding credit union deductions that was misleading. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The only payroll deduction data that will not get converted into the UCPath system are credit union "deductions" that are used for direct deposit purposes only. This only applies to credit union "deductions" that are in addition to a direct deposit to your primary institution.

January 25, 2019

The Employee API V3 has transitioned from a /test to /uat environment.  The UAT API will facilitate access to UCPath data based on converted legacy HR production snapshot as of October 25 2018.

For those applications that are using the /v3/employees “changelog” endpoint you will start to see incremental and realtime changes.  If your application had access to restricted data using the /test/ endpoints, please validate the restricted data continues to be visible in /uat.  

January 22, 2019

During the Integration Testing (IT) Phase, developers have requested information about old and data value differences from the existing HCM system to the new UCPath system.  While this list is not comprehensive, the UCPath Project and Technical teams have consolidated a few popular documents circulated for reference, in the course of application testing.    Please send an email to for questions related to the API, and include

January 2, 2019


Federal law requires that every employer who recruits, refers for a fee, or hires an individual for employment in the United States must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification to verify employees' identity and employment authorization.

An important inter-dependency of UC Berkeley’s integration with UCPath, is the implementation of Tracker I-9:


The UCPath Project training team is committed to providing UC Berkeley employees, managers/supervisors, and operational staff with the resources they need to successfully interact with the new UCPath system.

December 13, 2018

This article will be updated after Employee API changes have been deployed to the Test environment.  The following key information is available via this article:  

  • Employee API v3 Updates 
  • Requests/Defects
  • Known Issues

Information about Planned/Actual Deployment opportunities and Technical FAQs are accessible via the following hyperlinks.  

December 7, 2018

Currently, all employees who have set up an email address in At Your Service Online (AYSO) receive an email notification on payday stating the electronic statement is available.

After UCPath Go-Live, employees will no longer receive an email confirmation of deposit from UC Berkeley.


When UC Berkeley transitions to the UCPath system, many current processes for HR, payroll, personnel, and benefits transactions will change.

Highlights of UCPath Changes

Here's a preliminary view at some, but not all, of the important changes when UCPath launches at UC Berkeley.

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