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UCPath Planned Outage Dates

August 22, 2019

UC Merced implemented UCPath in December 2017 as a pilot participant in the University of California’s plan to replace its 40-year-old payroll system. UCLA and UCSB implementations followed in September 2018, and UC Berkeley after that. The time has come for the next phase of campus adoption of this modernized system.

Our sister campuses in Davis (UCD and ANR) will join the UCPath campus implementations next month.

UCPath Portal will be offline from 5 p.m. Aug. 30 to 6 a.m. Sept. 4 and 5 p.m. Sept. 12 to 6 a.m. Sept. 17 to accommodate this transition. During these periods, you will not have access to the UCPath portal.

Affected functions include:

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

We recommend those who are newly eligible for university benefits (or need to report a qualifying event, such as birth or adoption), enroll in benefits when the Portal is available or complete a Health Benefits Election Form and submit it via email it to the UCPath Center directly.

Postdoctoral Employees: The benefits enrollment form should be completed and submitted via email to the UCPath Center directly. Should you experience any issues or have any questions, please contact Sherry Coane in the Academic Personnel Office.

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

From now through September, departments with  active recruitment  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. 

Following this upcoming deployment for UCD and ANR, the next scheduled deployment will occur December 2019. We will continue to keep you posted on future developments as we receive updates.

If you have any questions regarding benefits, please reach out to our benefits team at  benefits@ucmerced.edu .