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REMINDER: UCPath Portal Offline Sept. 13-Sept. 19

September 11, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

This is a reminder of the second scheduled offline period for the UCPath Portal to accommodate our sister campuses in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara joining the modernized system.

The UCPath Portal will be offline from 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 through 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 as the new campuses transition over. During this time, you will not have access to the Portal.

Affected functions include:

  • Viewing earning statements and W-2s
  • Making address changes
  • Enrolling in direct deposit
  • Making benefit selections

We recommend new employees eligible for university benefits and those with a qualifying event (such as birth or adoption) expected this month enroll in benefits when the portal is available. Benefits election forms may also be submitted via email to using the Health Benefits Enrollment Form for Newly Eligible Employees or Postdoctoral Health Benefits Enrollment Form For Newly Eligible Employees as applicable.

Payroll timelines and timesheet submissions will not be impacted during the system cutover. However, departments should work closely with their business officer, or department designee, to ensure no critical payroll actions (e.g., appointment extensions) are missed during the cutover period. To review payroll timelines, please click here .

Departments with active recruitments for any personnel type ( including undergraduate and graduate student employees) must coordinate start dates with their designated recruiter and the appropriate department designee. Failure to effectively coordinate hire dates will negatively impact an employee’s ability to secure a CatCard, access timesheets in TRS, access financial systems, etc.

The next deployment is scheduled for March 2019 and will include UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine and ANR. We will continue to keep you posted on future developments.

If you have any questions regarding benefits, please reach out to our benefits team at . If you have payroll related questions, please email

Thank you,

Human Resources
University of California, Merced