News

July 27, 2020

UCPath phone service began again on July 27. Employees can call the UCPath Center for support with benefits enrollment, employment verification, Inquiry status, and more.

Phone service information:

July 15, 2020

Google began releasing updates to the Google Chrome browser on July 14, 2020 (expected completion by September 1, 2020). The updates will affect Google Chrome across all major platforms (Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS).

If you use Google Chrome, you may encounter the following error message while accessing UCPath applications (including UCPath Online, Salesforce, ServiceNow, TnT Jira). 

April 1, 2020

Due to statewide shelter-in-place public health orders, the UCPath Center has shifted to operating remotely. Here's how to reach the UCPath Center for assistance via UCPath Online

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March 19, 2020

To ensure the health and safety of UCPath employees, the UCPath Center Leadership Team has made the decision to shift all employees to remote work effective March 20, 2020. Operations will be modified, and some non-essential services will be suspended in order to ensure uninterrupted payroll, benefits and other critical services for the UC community. 

March 16, 2020

Please see the message below from our colleagues at the UCPath Center. The Berkeley UCPath Operations team will continue to communicate any changes or updates from the UCPath Center. 


The UCPath Center Leadership team is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation. 

February 13, 2020

IRS Form 1095 is intended to provide you with information about your medical coverage. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers and/or health plans to send you these forms, but you do not need to submit a copy of either form when you file your taxes. The form is for your information and records only.

You may receive more than one IRS Form 1095, which can be confusing. Here’s an overview of the three versions:

February 11, 2020

UCPath Center has changed the deadline to claim exempt status to Wednesday, February 12 by 5 p.m. UCPath Center sent notifications on Feb. 10 to employees who claimed exempt status in 2019 informing them about the new deadline to claim exempt status for 2020. 

January 28, 2020

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Dear Colleagues,

Tax filing season is officially upon us. This year, you’ll receive two W-2’s for tax year 2019 – one from At Your Service Online (UC’s legacy system), and one from UCPath. This is due to our campus transition to UCPath in March 2019. 

January 22, 2020

The UCPath Operations team recently held a series of information sessions to discuss the current status of UCPath here at Berkeley, including:

  • What the UCPath Operations structure and support channels look like now

  • What the Operations team and others are doing to improve the UCPath experience

  • Working with Position Management across campus

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 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

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 consult@berkeley.edu.

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

 

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.

 

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:

December 7, 2018

 

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:

 

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.

To navigate directly to the desired content, click on the anchor links below.

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.