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Transactors - Reach us during office hours via email@example.com, or call at 951.827.9500
UCR Employees - For questions about UCPath:
- Campus Support Center: UCR’s local support center to answer UCR UCPath and payroll questions, as well as HR and benefits-related inquiries.
Phone: 951.827.9500 Email:
- UCPath: Log in to UCPath Online. Select the yellow “Ask UCPath Center” button in the top right of your browser window to send a secure message or virtually “chat” live with a UCPath Center associate between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. about a variety of topics. You can also call the UCPath Center Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., excluding holidays, at 855-982-7284.
News & Updates
UCPath PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) Upgrade Project
The UCPath system is over 20 versions behind the current Oracle PeopleSoft Human Capital Management System!
The UCPath Center (UCPC) and the University of California Office of the President recently launched a system-wide UCPath upgrade project. All locations, including UC Riverside, will be collaborating with UCPC on this effort.
What is the UCPath PUM Upgrade?
The UC system-wide payroll, benefits, human resources, and academic personnel system, UCPath, will get a technical upgrade in fall 2021. The UCPath system is currently on version 17 of Oracle PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM), the most-recent version at the time of UCPath launch in 2016.
The UCPath PUM upgrade project brings UCPath to the current version of the Oracle PeopleSoft HCM application. This project is expected to be completed by December 2021. Going forward, regularly scheduled UCPath upgrades will take place every 6 to 12 months.
UCR Is Now Live With RI (Reporting Instance), Replacing the daily DDODS burst from UCPath!
The transition to RI replaced the daily ODS file on February 26th and now allows for PULLING data from UCPath into HRDW and the rest of the campus downstream systems. RI has proved to be a more stable/predictable way to bring UCPath data to our local campus systems.
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Paycheck reminders for the new year
New year, new paycheck! Paid bi-weekly? Your December paychecks covered your January health insurance premiums, so they may have looked different, too.
Here are a few changes to look out for on your first paycheck of the new year.
Did you enroll in any new benefits during Open Enrollment, or change your contribution to your Flexible Spending Account? You’ll start seeing deductions for your 2021 premiums in your January paycheck, or in your December paychecks if you’re paid bi-weekly. Whether you’re paid monthly or bi-weekly, your 2021 FSA contributions will begin with your first paycheck in January.
A couple of additional reminders for members of the UC Health Savings Plan:
- Confirm both your payroll deductions and UC’s contribution to your Health Savings Account.
- If you’re contributing less than the IRS maximum for 2021 (increased to $3,600 for single coverage or $7,200 for family coverage, including UC’s contribution), it’s not too late to increase your contribution. And remember — the IRS allows people who are 55 or over to make an additional “catch-up” contribution of $1,000 a year.
Though UC works hard to keep costs for its medical plans stable, you may see a change in your premiums even if you didn’t change plans. Changes to employee contributions for single coverage across all pay bands range from increases of $0 to $12 per month.
UC’s voluntary Retirement Savings Program offers a convenient, tax-advantaged way to save for retirement. Check to make sure your contributions are where you’d like them to be. If you transitioned from casual to career status, you may see changes to your deductions for retirement benefits.
Depending on your situation, you may see a change in your January paycheck:
- The OASDI (old age, survivors and disability insurance) tax will be withheld from income up to $142,800 in 2021. If you reached the maximum last year, your deductions will restart in January.
- The Additional Medicare Tax will restart if your salary and wages exceed $200,000 in a calendar year.
If you have any questions about your paycheck, you can contact UCPath.
One final reminder – Be W-2 savvy
The deadline to request an electronic W-2 was Jan. 15, 2021. If you’ve signed up online, all notifications about your W-2/W-2c will be sent to your preferred email address on file in your benefits account, so make sure your contact information is up to date.
Remember that UC does not send actual W-2 statements to employees by email or text. You must sign in to UCPath using a safe, known link to view your electronic W-2 (if you enrolled to receive one). If you receive an email or text that has a link or an attachment for viewing your W-2, it is a phishing scam designed to gain your private information. Do not open any attachments or click on any email links that claim to give you access to your W-2!
UC Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy
Beginning on May 1, 2021, UCPath will begin pushing in preferred names to the UC Learning Center Learning Management System (LMS) for employees and contingent workers, if such names exist. This change follows the presidential policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Name. Per the policy, legal names may only be provided when required for training records that must contain a legal name (e.g., certain industry compliance):
The legal name of university students, employees, alumni and affiliates, if different than the individual’s lived name, must be kept confidential and must not be published on documents or displayed in IT Resource systems that do not require a person’s legal name.
What this means for the campus, strictly in terms of the LMS, for employees and contingent workers:
- Anyone who has access to other users’ data in the LMS will see preferred names listed wherever first name, last name, or full names are used. For example, activity rosters will reflect preferred names.
- Any reports delivered from the LMS will reflect preferred names. At this time, there are no known instances when a legal name is required for training records.
- Name change requests for active employees and contingent workers will need to be initiated by updating UCPath.
- For employees and contingent workers with UCPath Access, instructions on adding a preferred name to UCPath are available from:
- The UCPath Center: UCPath Support - How do I update my Preferred Name? (requires login)
- The Human Resources home page under Employee Action: Personal Information box: How do I add a preferred name?
- Employees or contingent workers who are unable to access UCPath may either open a case with the UCPath Center (by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (855) 982-7284) or contact their Shared Services Center or contact the UCPath Campus Support Center at email@example.com or (951) 827-9500.
Full implementation of the policy is expected by December 31, 2023.