As the scheduled UCPath pilot deployment nears, we want provide you with an update
on UCR’s status. Chancellor Wilcox has approved UCR to move into the final phase of
the UCPath implementation, with go-live scheduled to begin in December. The go-live
phase of the UCPath implementation includes several checkpoints at key milestones
in the system transition process, which are designed to provide confidence to UCR
that the project continues to move towards success at go-live. These checkpoints are
primarily focused around data quality and ensuring that UCR’s payroll within UCPath
will be accurate. While we have a high degree of confidence that UCPath will produce
accurate paychecks, Chancellor Wilcox has reserved the option to terminate the deployment
process if at any point a successful launch seems unlikely. Moreover, if any checkpoint
indicates unreasonable risk, UCR has contingency plans in place to continue producing
payroll out of PPS without interruption.
Transitioning to UCPath is a lengthy process that will begin in December and run through
early January. A list of key dates in the deployment effort can be found on the second
page of this month’s Navigator, and numerous other critical pieces of information
are also contained in this issue. We encourage you to review it thoroughly.
As we move into the UCPath go-live phase, UCR is also activating its hypercare plan
for UCPath support. The hypercare support plan will provide the campus’ Payroll, HR
and Academic Personnel staff with substantial additional resources to ensure that
issues that arise during the pilot deployment are dealt with quickly and effectively.
Campus employees should continue to use their existing pathways of support for Payroll/HR/AP
questions & issues, to minimize -to the campus. Additional information on UCR’s hypercare
support structure and accessing support will be provided to staff working in Payroll,
HR and AP over the next month.
We want to thank you again for your ongoing partnership as we move into the final
stage of this effort.
To see past messages from our sponsors, please visit our archive page.
The UCPath Center is a new Shared Services Center in Riverside, Calif., designed
to process payroll, benefits and human resources transactions for the employees of
the University of California. Watch the videos below to learn more about the UCPath
Center and the UCPath project.