As we approach the planned December 2017 pilot go-live for UCPath, we want to provide
the campus community with an update on UCR’s efforts, systemwide project events that
impact UCR, and key upcoming project dates. UCR’s project team is currently focused
on critical data validation, system development, testing, and training activities
targeted at preparing the UCPath system as well as the campus for go-live. During
the month of October, the most critical of these are the ongoing Payroll Parallel
validation efforts that confirm the accuracy of payroll in UCPath, and the User Acceptance
Testing cycle that validates the resolution of system defects and the successful operation
of key business processes. We will provide a further update to the campus at the conclusion
of these activities. Please be assured that go-live approval is dependent on confirming
a high level of accuracy for UCR paychecks as well as the ability of the project team
to quickly and efficiently resolve issues that arise at go-live.
Upcoming campus-wide communications will focus on the changes that will occur on employee
paychecks, differences between At Your Service Online (AYSO) and UCPath and other
impacts to all employees. Targeted messages will also provide information regarding
changes to pay methods, workforce administration, absence management and benefits.
Outreach to faculty regarding specific impacts of UCPath is currently ongoing and
will continue, and additional knowledge transfer sessions available to all employees
will be scheduled for the month of November.
While UCR continues to move forward, the systemwide project has experienced a significant
change. On October 4, President Napolitano & Chancellor Block of UCLA announced their
mutual agreement for UCLA to defer its campus and medical center deployment of UCPath
from December 2017 to a later date. This decision was based on analysis indicating
that issues associated with the size, distributed nature and complexity of UCLA were
significantly increasing the risk to a successful go-live for the other pilot locations,
which include UCR, UC Merced and ASUCLA. With UCLA’s deferral at this time, the Office
of the President is now able to focus all possible resources on a successful pilot
implementation for this critical UC initiative.
UCLA has committed to provide support to UCR and the other pilot locations, and indeed
has already begun to provide some of its key project team members to assist UCR. UCR
and the other pilot locations remain committed to the December 2017 go-live date and
the agreed upon implementation framework, which are now more achievable. As UCR’s
project sponsors, we will provide Chancellor Wilcox with a campus recommendation on
go-live in early November, which he will use to make the go/no-go decision for UCR.
We will continue to keep leadership and the campus community informed of project progress
as we move forward. We thank you for your continued partnership in this effort to
enhance both UCR’s and UC’s future operations
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.