Employee Resources

Employee Self-Service

UCPath Online gives employees 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to UC employment information based on their role. Employees can log in to UCPath Online from mobile devices, tablets, or computers, at work or at home. Through UCPath Online, employees have the ability to update personal information, add or update direct deposit, update tax withholdings, enroll in benefits, and more.

UCPath Reference Guides

Navigation

Where do I...?

Navigation guide for self service employee actions in UCPath Online.

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How UCPath Displays Leave Balances

Guide for how to view leave balances in UCPath.

UCPath Calculation Differences

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.

Paycheck

Understand your UCPath paycheck.

Review this document to understand the layout of your new paycheck.

employee information

Direct Deposit

Enrolling in direct deposit means you'll receive your pay faster and more securely, and you don't have to worry about updating your address when you move.

With UCPath, you can 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.)

Enroll in direct deposit in UCPath Online by navigating to Employee Actions > Income and Taxes > Direct Deposit.

Please note that although your information will be saved in the system immediately, UCPath needs to verify your account with your banking institution before beginning direct deposit. Depending on the timing of your enrollment and pay cycle, you may receive a paper paycheck in the interim period while UCPath is verifying your account. 

Employment Verification

UCPath uses The Work Number to provide verification of employment for UC employees. Please note that if you have not been employed with UC since January 2019, you must contact the Records Management team for past employment verification.

Current employees (or those who departed UC after January 2019) should log in to UCPath and select "Income & Taxes" from the menu, then select "Verification of Employment." 

You will be directed to the following instructions under "How to Provide Proof of Your Employment and Income:"

Please provide your employment verifier the following information:

  • Inform them that UC uses the The Work Number
  • Provide them the University of California Employer Code: 15975
  • Provide them your Social Security Number

In some instances, you may also need to create a "Salary Key" in order to complete an income verification. If your employment verifier requests a salary key, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to The Work Number as an employee.
  2. Enter the following information:
    • UC Employer Code: 15975
    • User ID: Your Social Security Number
    • Personal PIN: Your birthday (MMDDYYYY).
  3. Select the "Create a Salary Key" option.
  4. Provide your verifier the six-digit salary key.

ID Numbers

Find your new employee ID number in the top left corner of UCPath.

You can also use the CalNet Account Manager to view your ID numbers. Access the CalNet Account Manager by visiting mycalnet.berkeley.edu 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 HCM ID, your UCPath ID, and your Campus Solutions ID.

Security Questions

The first time you log in you’ll be prompted to set up five security questions to protect your personal data.

The security questions help verify your identity to prevent unauthorized access or changes to your financial, health benefits or personal information. Click here for a demo on setting up your security questions.

You'll need to answer your security questions to access the following information:

  • Direct deposit
  • Paycheck
  • W-2
  • W-4 (state and federal)
  • Benefits summary
  • Dependent coverage
  • Life events/benefits changes
  • Enroll in benefits
  • Personal information

You can read this article on Link, UCOP's e-newsletter, to learn more about the new security verification on UCPath.

Talent Acquisition Management (TAM)

UCPath Talent Acquisition Management (TAM) is Berkeley's new staff recruitment module. TAM went live in September 2019.

Access TAM in UCPath Online by clicking on Recruiting Workcenter in the menu on the left, then click the UC Berkeley Campus Careers link.

If you have applied to a position that was in active recruitment at the time of conversion to UCPath TAM, your application was converted and you will still be considered for the position. Do not reapply.

Internal Applicant Job AidHow to Apply for a Job: Internal Applicants
Internal Applicant Job AidHow to Create a Saved Search with Notifications
Where to Get Help With UCPath TAM

For questions about how to perform specific actions in UCPath TAM, please contact the Berkeley Regional Services First Contact Team by phone at (510) 664-9000, option 3. If you experience technical issues using UCPath TAM, please contact the UCPath Center using the Ask UCPath Center button in the upper right of UCPath Online. 

For more information on other common topics, please visit the FAQs for Employees page. 

Planned System Unavailability

There will be planned UCPath system unavailability when our sister campuses cut over to UCPath. UCPath will completely unavailable during these periods for ALL users, including inquiry and self-service.

System Unavailable Reason
12/5, 5PM - 12/9, 8AM UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz Monthly Conversion
12/18, 5PM - 12/22, 8AM UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz Biweekly Conversion

Help Resources

Where to Report a Pay Issue

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

BEST, ProS, SHARE, BEARS, ChaMPS Regions

ERSO Region

  • Call the First Contact Team (FCT) at (510) 664-9000, option 3

  • Use ServiceNow to Ask an HR Question or Report an HR Problem

  • Contact your HR Partner, HR Generalist, or Research Administrator (RA) directly

UCPath Online: Employee Self-Service and Manager Self-Service Training

UCPath HelpSite 

View UCPath Online Job Aids, and practice how to conduct self-service transactions including viewing your checkstubs, and print step-by-step guides for the various UCPath Online transactions.

View Details about Employee Self-Service and Manager Self-Service Web-Based Training Information

Español / Spanish

> Vea los Recursos en Español

中文 / Mandarin

查看工作助手(指南)

Contact UCPath Center

Have questions or need help? Please visit UCPath and click on “Ask UCPath Center” to submit an inquiry. You can also call the UCPath Center at 855‐982‐7284 from 8 AM to 6 PM Monday – Friday to speak with an associate.

Login / Access

If you accidentally select a campus other than UC Berkeley from the UCPath Online campus list (see below), you will need to clear your browser cookies and close your browser to return to the list of campuses. 

UCPath Online campus list

If you are still unable to login to UCPath, please submit a ServiceNow ticket.

UCPath Self-Service Presentation

UCPath Self-Service Presentation

The UCPath Self-Service presentation is designed for any self-service user (faculty, staff, or student employee) who will be using the UCPath portal.

UC Path Presentation

UCPath Online Demo

Staff from the UCPath Center are holding a live demonstration of UCPath Online every Friday at 1pm. There is a Q&A at the end of each session, time permitting.

You can attend via Zoom at https://UCOP.zoom.us/j/578608466 or dial in by phone at 669-900-6833; meeting ID 578 608 466.

Learn about the UCPath Center

UCPath Center

UCPath Online: Employee Self-Service Portal

With UCPath, employees have access to view and update their personal information and manage health benefits.

UCPath Portal Preview – Employee Version