Future Operating Model (FOM)

UCR's FOM is a business operations framework designed to enable effective and efficient service delivery via standard and optimized business processes. The primary goal of UCR's FOM is to create additional support capacity from existing campus administrative resources and standardized policy compliance efforts/procedures/processes. While UCPath is primarily a technical implementation, it provides UCR a unique opportunity to improve Human Resources, Academic Personnel, and other key business processes. Enhanced and streamlines business processes, in turn, allow UCR to target a greater proportion of campus resources towards UCR's student success and research goals.  This goal of effective and efficient service through FOM is achieved by:



Adopting a new efficient structure for service delivery

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Implementing consistent & well-trained service roles

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Utilizing optimized business processes & systems

FOM Processes

UCR has identified 7 end-to-end local business processes within UCPath framework that will be re-designed and optimized as part of FOM Phase I. Other processes in the areas of Human Resources, Academic Personnel, Payroll & Financial Services will be updates as part of UCPath, but will not be fully optimized until FOM Phase II. 

Full Accounting Unit

The series of tasks and activities required to modify FAUs to which expenses are distributed.

Salary Cost Transfer

The series of tasks and activities which reassign payroll expenses from one FAU to another.

Time & Attendance

Captures data regarding time worked and leave taken, monitor the accuracy and completeness of that data until processed in the system.

Position Data Management

Position Management is a UCPath functionality that is required to hire and pay individuals. 


Begins with a candidate accepting an offer of employment and ends with the new employee being ready for work in terms of employment relationship and access/setup. 


Extended Leave Administration

Begins with the identification of the need for leave and ends with the employee's first day returning to work or separation. 



Begins with the decision to end the current employment relationship and ends with confirmation that the employee has been separated or transitioned.