UCPath

The University of California has undertaken an ambitious effort to convert the entire UC system to a single payroll and human resources system. The UCPath initiative will serve all 10 campuses in the areas of routine payroll, benefits, leave management and workforce administration. In September 2015 UCR was asked, along with UCLA, ASUCLA and UCMerced, to join the campus pilot deployment of UCPath. In close partnership with these pilot campuses, UCR is at the beginning stages of mapping out how UCPath can be deployed within and across the university structure. The timeline for UCPath deployment here at UCR should be available by late spring 2016.

Story/Background

The University of California has undertaken an ambitious effort to convert the entire UC system to a single payroll and human resources system. The UC Payroll, Academic personnel, Timekeeping and Human resources (UCPath) initiative will serve all 10 campuses in the areas of routine payroll, benefits, leave management and workforce administration. In support of this mission, UCPath will eventually replace UCR’s current PPS system and will also emphasize and enhance shared services across the campus, which is a key component of OE.

UCOP was the first UC institution to migrate to UCPath and UC efforts now focus on how to integrate campuses into the system. In September 2015 UCR, along with UCLA, ASUCLA and UCMerced, was asked to join the campus pilot deployment of UCPath. In close partnership with these pilot campuses, UCR is at the beginning stages of mapping out how UCPath can be deployed within and across the university structure. In managing the deployment within a complex environment, the UCR UCPath team has established five key work streams:

  • Functional Design
  • Technical Design
  • Data Conversion
  • Future State Operating Model
  • Project Management

The Functional Design component identifies and outlines the specific changes to be made throughout the deployment process and has thus been the primary focus of early assessments. This component also defines what must be built within PeopleSoft in order to accommodate UCPath. As other work streams work concurrently in their respective fields, the Functional Design component is scheduled to be completed by March 2016. The timeline for UCPath deployment here at UCR should be available by late spring 2016.

OE principles have guided the early processes and have been embedded throughout the UCPath structure here at UCR. The aspirational business models designed for the deployment and success of UCPath encompass these OE fundamentals and address how campuses effectively do business more broadly. These models, though tailored for UCPath deployment, will resonate across UCR, enabling conversations regarding best business practices which will inform and impact UCR’s diverse initiatives and projects portfolio.

If you have specific questions regarding the deployment and scope of UCPath please contact:

Josh Bright
UCPath Project Manager
951-827-1856
josh.bright@ucr.edu