General UCPath Questions

  • What is UCPath?

    UCPath is a system-wide project launched by the University of California (UC) that modernized its payroll system, which was over 35 years-old. UCPath introduces new, modern technology that will integrate and standardize payroll, benefits and human resource (HR) systems across the UC system. The system provides employees access to UCPath Online, where they can view personal job data and payroll information, sign up for direct deposit, update tax withholdings, view or enroll in benefits, see vacation and sick leave balances and more. 

  • What does UCPath stand for?

    UCPath = UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping & Human Resources

  • What is the UCPath Center?

    The UCPath Center is also part of the UCPath project and is the shared services hub for the UC system where payroll, benefits, and human resources information will be centralized and where staff will provide individualized support to UC employees in partnership with the Central Support Center. UCR transitioned to UCPath on January 1, 2017.

    For more information about the UCPath Center, please visit or login to UCPath and submit a question by clicking on the “Ask UCPath Center” button. You can also call 855-982-7284 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. PST) to speak with an associate.

  • Why is UCPath launching as a series of deployments?

    UCPath is the largest initiative of its kind in UC history. Data for more than 200,000 employees across 20 locations will be transitioned into the new UCPath system. Each campus has a large volume of complex data that must be moved from local payroll and personnel systems into the UCPath system. With so many employees and unique systems, the project is being completed in phases that allow the UCPath team to focus on deployment groups of four to five campuses at a time.

    For the latest deployment updates, visit

  • What is UCPath Online?

    UCPath Online is a self-service tool that gives employees 24/7 access to UC employment information based on their role. Similar to the current At Your Service Online (AYSO) website, UC employees will be able to log into the portal from mobile devices and computers at work or home. They will have the ability to view and update personal information, view paychecks, sign up for direct deposit, update tax withholdings, view or enroll in benefits, see vacation and sick leave balances and more. The UCPath portal has tutorials available for most tasks and users will have the option to submit inquiries through the “Ask UCPath” feature. 


  • Who should I contact with questions about UCR UCPath?

    For general questions about the UCPath program and deployments, visit For UCR-specific questions and more information about how UCR UCPath will affect employees, employees may wish to contact their department managers, or visit the Contact Us options.

  • Why are we doing UCPath?

    UC’s current Payroll Personnel System (PPS) is OVER 40-years old and uses technology from the 1960s. The problems associated with maintaining and operating PPS have made replacing it a UCPath a strategic priority.

  • Can UCR or any UC Campus opt out of the project?


  • When did UCOP request that UCR serve as a Pilot Campus and why is UCR participating?

    During the past 15 years, UC Riverside has successfully deployed many large and complex systems and has participated in numerous UC-wide initiatives.  After UCPath experienced several deployment delays, UCOP requested UCR’s participation as a pilot campus in the summer of 2015. The benefits of being a pilot campus are the ability for us to shape systems to UCR’s needs and the fact that our staff become experts in the new system they helped to create. The minus is there are always more problems at the beginning of any major implementation.

  • Where is the UCPath Center Located

    The UCPath Center (UCPC) is the physical location of University of California’s new shared services center.

    The mailing address is: 14350 Meridian PKWY, Riverside, CA 92518

Extended Leave of Absence Questions

Offboarding Questions

Onboarding (Hiring) Questions

Onboarding (Hiring) Questions

Paycheck Questions

Payroll Funds (FAU) Questions

Position Data Management (PDM) Questions

  • What is Position Data Management?

    The PeopleSoft system despite its name does not deal with people it deals with positions. Once, created the positions stays even if the person leaves.

Salary Cost Transfer (SCT) Questions

ServiceLink Questions

  • What is ServiceLink?
  • What can I access through ServiceLink?

Shared Services Centers (SSC) Questions

  • What is the scope of UCR's UCPath Shared Services Centers?

    For now, UCR’s Shared Services Centers will support the transaction processing components of the following seven processes:

    • Hiring
    • Resignation/Retirement
    • Time and Attendance
    • Position Management
    • Payroll funds
    • Salary Cost Transfers (SCT)
    • Extended Leave Management
    • The Shared Services Centers will also provide support for other processes required for payroll and other core UCPath functions (e.g. compensation and appointment changes).

Time and Attendance Questions

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