UCPath - TAKE ACTION - How UCPath Affects Your Paycheck!

To: UC Santa Cruz Faculty and Staff

From: Peggy Delaney, Vice Chancellor Planning & Budget; Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor Business and Administrative Services; Van Williams, Vice Chancellor Information Technology Services

Dear Colleagues:

Every UC Santa Cruz employee--including student employees--currently receiving a paycheck from UC Santa Cruz will be affected when UCPath “goes live” on our campus in January 2020.

All employees are encouraged to take action and prepare (see Oct.9 announcement). 

Not Currently Using Direct Deposit?

Any employees not currently using direct deposit for their paychecks are urged to take these steps to avoid January pay delays associated with receiving paper checks at home addresses

By Friday, November 15 

- Log in to At Your Service Online (AYSO) and 

- If possible for you, sign up for direct deposit by Nov. 15 in order for it to be effective for January 2020 paychecks. 

Timesheet Deadlines

Employee timesheets will need to be submitted and approved in CruzPay earlier in November and December to avoid missed pay. Visit the CruzPay webpage for the accelerated timeline

Automatic Payroll Deductions for Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) 

Automatic payroll deductions for TAPS (e.g., parking permits, bus passes, van pools, etc.) are also affected by the UCPath implementation. Any TAPS related payroll deduction changes need to be made before November 22. TAPS will not be able to change payroll deductions in the month of December. Please see this TAPS announcement and email TAPS with questions. 

What is Happening with At Your Service Online (AYSO)

At Your Service Online (AYSO) becomes view-only at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. When UCPath is “live,” AYSO will be used to access retirement information and view historical (pre-2020) W-2 and earning statements. 

Before 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 3, all employees are urged to

New employees starting work after December 4, 2019 will not have access to the web-based Connexxus travel portal until after January 3, 2020.

On January 2, 2020, UCPath Employee Self-Service Portal (ESS) will be “live” and employees will be able to log-in to access current and future earning statements, view and update personal information, and a variety of additional services outlined on these UCPath fact sheets and in these two short videos

  • Monthly paid employees will be able to see and print their earnings statement for December pay on 1/2/2020 (pay date 1/2/2020)

  • Biweekly paid employees will be able to see and print their earnings statement for December pay on 1/6/2020 (pay date 1/8/2020)

Learn more. Please visit the campus’s UCPath website or inquire with your division’s UCPath Strategic Implementation Partner (SIP). The UCOP website contains additional background. 

Questions? The campus UCPath project team welcomes your questions. Contact them directly via email or voice mail 831-502-7057.