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A Message from the Program Director

 Cristina Jacobson

What an exciting time for me to join UCPath as Program Director! In late September UCPath project teams successfully completed the third and largest deployment to date at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. After a smooth four-week cutover period, go-live concluded with UCPath self-service access for 60,000 UCLA and UC Santa Barbara employees. All faculty and staff at UCLA, UCLA Health and UCSB received their first paychecks with UCPath. Next, all 77,000 UC employees at UCPath production locations will use UCPath for benefits open enrollment starting October 25.

The UCPath Center now serves six UC locations in production and continues to improve processes and increase operational efficiencies. Similar to what we did following Pilot deployment last year, the UCPath PMO is gathering lessons learned from the UCLA-UCSB deployment to fine-tune the implementation process and help other location teams as they prepare to transform business processes to use UCPath and partner with the UCPath Center.

The next group of locations (UC ANR, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UC Irvine) to deploy UCPath are making steady progress with preparations for deployment in March 2019. This deployment introduces two additional modules that will support recruitment and performance management. These project teams are currently engaged in a series of testing cycles that will continue through February. Training development is also underway and project teams will start evaluating implementation readiness at the end of this month.

Deployment 2 locations (UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, UC Hastings and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) are also moving along with scheduled activities leading up to the final UCPath go-live planned for September next year. Please visit the UCPath on Campus page for links to campus UCPath websites to learn how each campus is preparing for UCPath deployment.

I am delighted to be part of this important project and part of the UC family. I welcome your questions and suggestions – just click on the “Contact Us” button on the left.


Cristina Jacobson
UCPath Program Director

October 3, 2018


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