Today, the University of California revised its UCPath target launch date to July 2018 for Deployment 1 campuses: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz and UC’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Although project teams have made significant progress, the UCPath Executive Leadership Team assessed progress against the UCPath pilot campus effort and determined that adjustments to the timeline were needed.
“UCPath will transform the way we deliver human resource, benefits and payroll services to more than 200,000 employees. Our top priority is a smooth, successful implementation, which drives our commitment to continuous improvement throughout the deployment process,” said Mark Cianca, Associate Vice President, Operational Services. Earlier this year, the Pilot Deployment schedule was extended; however, there are no proposed changes to Deployment 2 targeted for December 2018.
The enhanced Deployment 1 schedule provides sufficient time for stabilization following Pilot deployment and allows for on-site hypercare support to transitioning campuses. Additional advantages include synchronization with existing payroll and accounting activities:
- Timed with fiscal year-end close for clean break between payroll systems
- Timed at end of quarter for simplified tax and deduction balance conversions
- Timed when both monthly and biweekly pay dates occur on June 30, providing a clean break between PPS, UCPath payroll and deduction cycles
UCPath will be deployed to all UC locations in three deployments. Pilot campus deployment, targeted for December 2017, includes UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, UC Merced and the Associated Students of UC Los Angeles. Deployment 1, targeted for July 2018, includes UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz and UC’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Deployment 2, targeted for December 2018, includes UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC’s Hastings College of Law.