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UCPath delivers progress update at UC Regents meeting

Date: 01-20-2016

UCPath is the system-wide initiative to implement a single payroll, benefits, human resources and academic personnel solution for all University of California employees.  UCPath program leadership delivered a brief update at the UC Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

Program leadership shared important information about the successful deployment of UCPath at UC’s Office of the President (UCOP), along with projections for future phases of the project. “The launch has gone extremely well.” Said Nathan Brostrom, UC Chief Financial Officer and Executive Sponsor for UCPath. “Since launch we’ve produced nearly 4,000 checks…with an error rate of 0.7 percent… In the launch, we thought we’d have some fits and starts; it’s actually gone much more seamlessly.”

After sharing initial data from the successful launch of UCPath, UC Deputy CIO and UCPath Program Director Mark Cianca shared how the project plans to build upon the success of the UCOP deployment. “We’ve built roughly 70% of the functionality that ultimately all of our campuses and medical centers will need for HR and payroll support” said Cianca. “We have a big imperative to get this done and get it done well, so that campuses can accommodate additional growth and don’t see big increases in their administrative cost.”

President Napolitano added “This will not only be better for our employees because your pay stub is actually easier to understand and has better information on it, but it will give us some management tools systemwide that will enable us to hold administrative costs down.”

The UCPath project will continue with three subsequent deployments until the new system is fully operational for UC staff and faculty at all campuses and medical centers. The next locations to implement UCPath are UC Riverside, UCLA, UC Merced and ASUCLA.

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