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UCPath Overview

What is UCPath?

UCPath is the University of California’s single payroll, benefits, human resources, and academic personnel solution for all UC campuses and medical centers. UCPath replaced UC’s 35-year-old payroll personnel system (PPS) and updated HCM, standardizing and streamlining payroll and HR processes system-wide. As of July 2020, UCPath serves all 230,000 employees of the University of California at all ten campuses, five medical centers, UC Office of the President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Hastings College of the Law and the Associated Students of UCLA. Read more about the systemwide UCPath Project(link is external).

What is UCPath online?

UCPath online (link is external) is the online portal that UC employees use to access to their personal employment information, including paychecks and benefits enrollment. UCPath online also allows managers to view some information about their direct reports.

What does UCPath stand for?

UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources

What is the UCPath Center?

The UCPath Center (UCPC), is the processing center for the UC system, based in Riverside. It is where payroll, benefits and human resources information is processed for all UC campuses and medical centers. UCPC staff provide support and are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except UC holidays). UCPC can be reached by phone 855-982-7284 or by clicking "Ask the UCPath Center" button in the top right-hand corner of UCPath.

What services and functions does the UCPath Center provide?

The UCPath Center provides services to support payroll and benefits processing, such as:

  • Executing/managing the payroll compute and employee payment functions
  • System-wide payroll related benefits interactions (e.g., processing payments for healthcare vendors)
  • Tax processing
  • Garnishment processing
  • Employment/income verification

UCPath Online Portal

When will a new employee have access to the UCPath online portal?

Once a new employee has completed their new hire documents and been sucsssfully provisioned in the UCPath system, they will receive an email letting them know they can use their UCMNet ID to access the portal and finalize the onboarding process. 

What balances are reflected in UCPath?

Sick, vacation, comp time, and sabbatical are all reflected in UCPath online. 

When will I be able to see my pay statement in UCPath online?

Pay statements are available on UCPath online 1-2 days before pay day.

What information can managers see about their employees in UCPath online?

Managers can view employee contact address, phone number, email address, emergency contact information, and compensation. 

Where can I find my W-2 online?

For each year that you were enrolled to receive your W-2/W-2c electronically, you will be able to view the document in UCPath Online (link is external). Navigate to Employee Actions > Income and Taxes > View Online W-2/W-2C.