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.
January 2, 2020
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
It’s a secure way to receive your information
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 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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There are important items to consider to ensure you're prepared for the transition to UCPath in March 2019.
Verify Employee Personal Information
Your personal information will be converted from the current HR systems into the new UCPath system. Be sure the right data is being converted!
Take the following steps to verify your personal information:
November 7, 2018
The Employee API is changing to support campus needs in conjunction with the UCPath project. The Enterprise Integration Services (EIS) team is working with the UC Path team, the developer community, and functional owners to refine requirements and test the next version of the API. The current version running in production, v (2), will be decommissioned in the near future.
October 18, 2018
UCLA and UC Santa Barbara officially launched UCPath at the end of September, and the cutover activities concluded successfully at the end of September 2018.
Pursue a professional development opportunity and feel good about helping UC Berkeley employees successfully transition to UCPath.
The UCPath Project team is looking for training volunteers to help conduct UCPath classroom trainings. With a variety of campus employees set to transition into UCPath, we need your help to deploy effective classroom training to UC Berkeley employees.
You will bring:
October 9, 2018
Jo Mackness, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Human Resources Officer, provides a UCPath update at the October 9th Campus Townhall.
June 27, 2018
June 2018 Update: The functionality has been re-built outside of HCM and successfully rolled out into production.