UCPath is live

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

  1. Log in to the UCPath Online portal from the Berkeley UCPath website home page or at ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu.

  2. Verify your identity using your birthdate and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).

  3. Follow the prompts to set up your security questions.

  4. Check that you are able to view your personal information.

  5. Review your paycheck once it is available (see below).

If you are unable to login to UCPath, please submit a ServiceNow ticket.


Review the layout of your new paycheck with the ‘paycheck preview’ found on the Employee Resources page.

First UCPath paychecks will be issued:

  • April 1 for monthly-paid employees (preview available today, 3/30)

  • April 3 for biweekly-paid employees (preview will be available Monday, 4/1)

For employees who are NOT enrolled in direct deposit, paper paychecks will be mailed on payday to your home address and will arrive after payday.

Help with the UCPath Online Portal

You can refer to the Self-Service Employee Actions guide to see where to update personal information, view benefits, view leave (e.g., vacation accrual) information, and more. For further assistance navigating UCPath Online, you can visit a Quick Stop Support location on campus.

Where to Report a Pay Issue

Please note that due to calculation and rounding differences between our old payroll system and UCPath, you may notice minor differences in your deduction amounts.

If you notice a problem with your pay, follow the normal process of reporting the issue. Your Berkeley Regional Services HR and Payroll team are ready to help.


  • Call the First Contact Team at (510) 664-9000, option 3 or email at: hrapscsshelp@berkeley.edu

  • Open a ServiceNow ticket by going to berkeley.service-now.com/ess/hr_catalog.do and use the tool to “Ask an HR Question or Report an HR Problem”

  • Contact your HR Partner, HR Generalist, or Research Administrator (RA) or Academic Personnel (AP) Analyst directly

The First Contact Team will be available Saturday, March 30, from 10am - 2pm, in addition to regular M-F business hours.

ERSO Region

If you are unsure of the region you belong to, use the Region Finder Tool.

To address any pay-impacting issues in a timely manner, payroll will be run every day until we have stabilized UCPath. Please use the processes listed above, as they are the fastest way to resolve an issue.

A huge thank you to everyone involved in bringing UCPath to Berkeley for your hard work and commitment to making this transition as smooth as possible, and thank you to all faculty, staff, and student-employees for your patience and understanding during this transition.


Marc and Jo

Marc Fisher
Vice Chancellor, Administration

Jo Mackness
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources