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A Message from the Program Director

 Cristina Jacobson

 

February 28, 2019

We have reached a major UCPath milestone: President Napolitano and UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ approved a “go” decision to begin UCPath implementation at UC Berkeley.

At the same time, President Napolitano and UC Davis Chancellor May agreed with recommendations by the UCPath project office, UC Davis leadership and UCPath executive sponsors to postpone UCPath implementation at UC Davis. This is a good decision, and it is based on a thorough assessment of implementation readiness. UC Davis will use the additional time to test downstream systems fully, resolve outstanding payroll issues and complete testing the flow of UCPath data to the UC Davis financial system.

Postponement is the right decision, but there are implications for remaining UCPath implementations. The immediate impact is on UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), which is fully ready to implement UCPath. However, UC ANR currently depends on UC Davis for key administrative systems and cannot implement UCPath without UC Davis. In addition, the UC Davis postponement will result in schedule changes for remaining UCPath implementations. Our teams are working on options, and we expect to have an approved plan in place by the end of March.

In the meantime, our project teams will convert UC Berkeley employee data from the old system to UCPath. The cutover process will take the entire month of March, and UC Berkeley employees will receive their first paychecks from UCPath in early April.

Go bears!

Cristina

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