Announcements

UCPath outage in March: Learn more here
From the UCPath center: UCPath will be down a couple of times in the month of March (an important consideration if you plan to file your taxed in March). We also encourage you to check your paycheck for accuracy on February 28th or on March 1st before the outage. If there believe there might be an error on your paycheck, be sure to download it before the system goes offline.

The UCPath system is preparing to transition UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Agriculture and Natural Resources to UCPath. During the month of March, there will be two seven-day outages that will affect all employees currently using UCPath.
Outage 1: Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m. until Thursday, March 7 at 8 a.m.
Outage 2: Thursday, March 14 at 5 p.m. until Wednesday, March 20 at 8 a.m.

During this time, UC employees will be unable to log into UCPath online to view or download pay statements, W-2s, leave balances and other employment records.

If you are planning to file your income taxes in March, make sure to download your W-2 in advance.

This article below on UCnet can be used if desired:
Prepare for upcoming UCPath outages and print your W-2
https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2019/02/prepare-for-upcoming-ucpath-outages-and-print-your-w-2.html

This temporary outage will not impact pay processing or leave/service accrual.

If you have a question or need information during the outage, UCPath Center associates will be available by phone. Call (855) 982-7284 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Pacific Time for assistance.


Links to UCPath resources

Click here to access current pay scales from the UCOP.
Click here to access UCPath’s online portal.

When a paycheck is delayed due to an error by the University, an employee can submit the request here for reimbursement for bank fees and other late fees incurred as a direct result of the delay.  The request will be evaluated and reimbursed as appropriate. 


Common questions following a UCPath Error

What happens when an employee is overpaid via their UCPath paycheck?
• If a UC employee is overpaid, the UCPath Center provides an overpayment information packet via email to the campus local HR/payroll team to review with the employee.

• The campus local HR/payroll team is responsible for working directly with the employee to discuss repayment options. Then, the campus local HR/payroll contact will respond to the UCPath Center with the employee’s selected option (via the original case email).

• The overpayment packet includes information for the employee to select an option that works best for them to repay the Regents of the University of California.


What are the repayment options?
• One Time Full Payment: via personal check or an online payment. Note: credit cards are currently not accepted.

• Payroll Deduction: granted up to six monthly installments for monthly employees or 12 biweekly installments for biweekly employees. Any request for longer repayment terms will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

• Reduction of Paycheck: if the overpayment amount is less than 50% (or a very small amount), the employee’s next paycheck can be reduced by that amount (only with the employee’s consent).

 

Who should I contact if I have questions?
• For UCR: academic staff/student workers are encouraged to email UCPathhelp@ucr.edu. Visit http://fomucpath.ucr.edu/contact.html for more information. 

• You may also visit UCPath online at ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu and click “Ask UCPath Center,” or call the UCPath Center Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (PDT) at 855-9-UCPATH (855-982-7284) to speak with an associate.

The GSA strongly encourages grad students to utilize the UCPathhelp@ucr.edu as their primary point of contact for payroll issues (though we also encourage you to cc the GSA President, gsaucr@ucr.edu, as well).