August 29, 2019

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ sent a message to the UC Berkeley community on Wednesday about an ongoing seismic assessment of the roughly 600 buildings owned or occupied by the university.

What’s happening?

Berkeley is in the middle of conducting seismic evaluations of the more than 600 buildings on campus. These evaluations are part of a coordinated effort by the UC Office of the President to assess the seismic safety of all buildings across the 10-campus system using new standards.

August 22, 2019

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ gave the following remarks during the 2019 convocation ceremony to welcome new students to UC Berkeley:


Welcome to the transfer students, the Class of 2021!

Welcome to the freshmen, the Class of 2023!

August 7, 2019

BFS Community,
As the Controller's Office has communicated previously, the Payroll and Personnel System (PPS) is being retired because of the implementation of UCPath. The key deadlines to be aware of before the September PPS retirement are listed below. 
PPS "view-only" after September 26

July 25, 2019

Cal Answers HR Community,
We're pleased to announce we've updated the Cal Answers HR Workforce Detail dashboard to include reports on job funding data.
Release timeline for dashboards affected by UCPath

June 27, 2019

June 11, 2019

UC Berkeley News

UC Berkeley’s self-described “storyteller-in-chief” took her role to heart this week, reminding an audience of campus communicators that, “We are a story-telling species, and we are always writing history in the strands of the present.”

June 3, 2019

BFS Community,
GAEL journal related to PPS payroll expense transfers was not posted in April 
The monthly General, Automobile, and Employment Liability (GAEL) file which records adjustments related to Payroll Expense Transfer (PET) actions in the Payroll Personnel System (PPS) was not received in time for posting to April and was posted in May.

May 30, 2019

Bisnow has honored UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor of Finance Rosemarie Rae with a Bay Area Power Women award. This award celebrates Bay Area Power Women who have helped shape Bay Area cities, neighborhoods, businesses and lifestyles. Fellow honorees included Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Jackie Safier of Prometheus, among others. The winners were honored on May 30 at Bisnow's Bay Area Power Women award ceremony at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

May 21, 2019

May 15, 2019

Vice Chancellor, Administration

Fiscal Close deadlines and information for FY2018-19 is now available on the Vice Chancellor Administration website. This year’s fiscal closing steps mirror those in previous years for the  VCA divisions of Berkeley Regional Services (BRS), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Central Human Resources (CHR). Please review the information to ensure that all relevant steps are taken according to the schedule.

May 13, 2019

Berkeley News

ByWill Kane|MAY 13, 2019

UC Berkeley’s budget is balanced, Chancellor Carol Christ told an excited crowd of students, staff and faculty Monday.

But the hard work is far from over.

May 2, 2019

April 17, 2019

UC Berkeley News

In 1970, when Chancellor Carol Christ joined UC Berkeley’s English department as an assistant professor, only 3% of the faculty on campus were women. “I always felt like a pioneer, in part, because I’m of the generation of the feminist revolution,” says Christ.

April 10, 2019

UC Berkeley News

By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley| APRIL 10, 2019

Chancellor Carol Christ issued the following message today:

To the Berkeley Campus Community

April 1, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

UCPath is live! Please review this email closely for information about how to access UCPath Online, where to get help, and more. You can also refer to the UCPath Fact Sheet and the Berkeley UCPath website for more information.

Access UCPath Online

March 18, 2019

March 15, 2019

CalPlanning Community,
The implementation of UCPath, the new UC-wide system for payroll, personnel, HR and benefits, is taking place during March.

February 27, 2019

Cal Answers Community,
The implementation of UCPath, the new UC-wide system for payroll, personnel, HR and benefits, will take place in March.

February 8, 2019

Cal Answers Community,
Cal Answers is now available, with an upgrade! You'll notice a slightly cleaner look, more chart options, and some updated icons. The upgrade also made it possible to sort data within graphs, copy data from results, and reuse columns. Visit the Cal Answers website for an overview of the changes that were made.

Recommended actions related to the upgrade

    February 5, 2019

    Dear Colleagues,

    This March, Berkeley will transition to UCPath, our new UC-wide system for payroll, personnel, HR and benefits. Our transition begins in early March, and as we’ve learned from the experience of other campus locations, in order to ensure that everyone gets paid accurately and on time, we strongly urge you to do the following by the end of February: