Undergraduate Students


What is UCPath?

  • UCPath stands for UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources.
  • UCPath will support an active payroll of 190,000 UC employees.
  • PeopleSoft Human Capital Management is replacing the current payroll system (PPS) and providing the University with opportunities to conduct business in better ways.

UCPath Center

The UCPath Center is the central hub where payroll, benefits, HR, and Academic Personnel services will be managed for all University of California (UC) employees. The UCPath Center manages the UCPath portal where your job-related information is stored and available to you 24/7.

What is the UCPath Project?

UCPath is the University of California’s critical project to implement a single payroll, benefits, HR and academic personnel solution for all UC employees.

UCPath will:

  • Replace UC’s 35-year old Payroll/Personnel System (PPS) with a single new payroll and HR technology system
  • Standardize and streamline payroll and HR processes systemwide
  • Centralize certain HR/APO and payroll transactional processes within the UCPath shared service center

When will UCPath launch at UCSB?

UCPath will go live at UCSB in September 2018. Go-live is a series of events that take place over several weeks, but all employees will be able to log into UCPath for the first time on September 27th, 2018. October 1st (monthly) and October 3rd (biweekly) paychecks will be the first generated from UCPath instead of PPS.

How will payroll and human resources services become more efficient and effective?

Replacing the 11 versions of PPS and several other stand-alone human resource information systems with a single payroll and human resource information system for all UC employees means having unified systems and data across the University. The new UCPath Center will efficiently support payroll and human resources transaction processing and also support UC faculty and staff with high-quality service and improved access to job information. Standardization of business practices UC-wide will streamline processes and enhance productivity. (Working Smarter, UCOP)

When did this effort begin?

In 2009, the Campus and Medical Center Controllers, Campus and Medical Center Human Resource Officers, and Academic Personnel Directors completed an initial assessment of PPS and recommended planning for a more modern replacement and agreed to work toward conforming business practices. The project began in the fall of 2009 with the creation of a governance structure comprising a Sponsor Group and Management Workgroup for executive leadership and cross location/functional representation. The project fully ramped up in early 2010 with the engagement of a full-time project director.