UCPath is here!

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

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

Happy New Year!

We are delighted to report that UCPath is now live at UC Santa Cruz. UCPath is the University of California’s new Human Resources and Payroll Management system.

All employees are strongly encouraged to log into UCPath and explore the self-service features it offers employees and managers.

You can watch this short video to learn what to expect the first time you log into UCPath.

It explains the guided onboarding process including the one-time security and demographic questions you will need to answer.

Once you have completed the UCPath onboarding process, we encourage you to explore the UCPath Dashboard and access these features:

  1. Locate your new employee identification (ID) number. Your employee number will be directly below your name on the top left side of the screen.
  2. Review your personal information for accuracy and update if necessary.
  3. Check your first earnings statement.      
  • Monthly-paid employees will see their statement on January 2(payday 1/2/2020).
  • Biweekly-paid employees will see their statement on January 6 (payday 1/8/2020).
  • Information about UCPath earning statements can be found on our website.
  1. On your earnings statement, review your gross pay and deductions, and confirm your elected withholdings for tax filing status and benefit enrollments are correct.
  • UCPath is going live in a new calendar year, so you can expect to see differences in tax withholdings and deductions. Taxes will be computed based on the new year’s withholding table while deductions will also change based on your open enrollment elections. 
    • If you suspect an issue with your gross pay, contact your Timekeeper
    • If you have questions about your withholdings or deductions, contact the Payroll Office.
    5. Verify the method of receiving your pay on your earnings statement.
  • Employees not currently enrolled in direct deposit are highly encouraged to do so. You can sign up for direct deposit directly on the UCPath Dashboard in the Income and Taxes section. 
  • Paper paychecks are mailed to your home address on file in UCPath. (You can review the address on file for you in the Personal Information section of the UCPath Dashboard.) Paychecks are mailed from a Wells Fargo Bank distribution center in Arizona on payday. Signing up for direct deposit can prevent delays in receiving your pay.

All employees will continue to access At Your Service Online to view past earnings statements and past W-2s. The W-2 for 2019 will be available in AYSO in late January.

There is a lot to see and learn in UCPath and you will likely have questions. Please visit this page to learn how and where to get answers to your questions.