UCPath (an acronym derived from “UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping, and Human Resources”) is the University of California’s project to deploy a single payroll and human resources system across all 10 campuses, five medical centers and the Office of the President. The new UCPath system is expected to meet the core needs of each location while capturing the efficiencies, improved data and cost-savings associated with unified systems. The UCPath Center is the new shared service center that will be used by all employees to access payroll and benefits information.
Penny White, director of Administrative Policies & Records in Administrative and Business Services, agreed to take on the role of UCPath Project Manager effective November 1, 2012. In this role, Penny is responsible for ensuring that UC Irvine successfully transitions to the new systemwide human resources and payroll system on time, and that the campus and UC Irvine Medical Center are ready to transition to the UCPath Center, the systemwide shared service center.
Currently, UCI is projected to convert to UCPath in October, 2014. Work has already begun in many areas to meet this goal:
- Analyzing the UCPath design documentation to determine the changes that will be required for existing UCI applications that support Payroll, Human Resources, and Accounting business processes
- Designing improved tools for campus users including a data warehouse that will provide filtering, grouping, and labeling functionality to simplify production of sophisticated reports
- Collaboration among UC Path, campus, and UCIMC teams on data warehouse and data distribution plans
- Meeting with campus stakeholders to determine system migration impact
OIT will publish periodic updates as work on this major initiative advances.