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An update from the UC Associate Vice President, Operational Services


Thank you for visiting the UCPath PMO website for updates on the UCPath project.

As reported in my last message, the Pilot Campus deployment effort is in an eleven month testing phase. The first iteration of the system test is complete and the second phase of system test will commence later this month. As testing continues we will see more integrated work between the project teams from UCOP, the UCPath Center, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside and ASUCLA.

While the Pilot locations are busy with testing, the Deployment 1 (D1) locations continue with their extensive planning work. D1 locations, including Davis, Irvine, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and ANR, now have an approved target deployment date of April 2018. Recent preparation work included conference room pilot (CRP) sessions which concluded in late September. Each session covered a specific topic, including Smart Templates, PayPath, approval workflow engine (AWE) approval workflow, and payroll.

The UCPath Executive Sponsors approved a recommendation to make TAM/ePerformance available to all locations based on the design that will be released with D1. Future changes may be considered post-Deployment 2. TAM (talent acquisition management) is recruiting software, while ePerformance is the module used to manage and record employee performance management activities. This approach will help simplify the implementation process while still providing an extensive suite of customized settings and abilities.

Open enrollment begins in October at the University of California, and this year marks the first time employees will use UCPath to make their enrollment elections. UCOP employees will be the first to utilize this new UCPath functionality.

Finally, solid project management is a must for a large initiative such as UCPath. To this end, we have updated our project management software databases to help us produce more real-time metrics and tracking, including real-time reporting of our conversion defects.

We look forward to updating you as our work continues.

Please continue to let me know if you have any questions or feedback.


Mark Cianca

Associate Vice President, Operational Services

October 3, 2016

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