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Division of Finance and Administration

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UCPath Going Offline Briefly in June, July

June 25, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

UCPath will go offline this weekend and again in July to accommodate the addition of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to the system. The online portal will be down from 8 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 6 a.m. Monday, June 29 and from 10 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 6 a.m. Monday, July 20. During these periods, you will not have access to UCPath.

UC Merced implemented UCPath in December 2017 as a pilot participant in the University of California’s project to replace its 40-year-old payroll system.

Affected functions will include:

  • Viewing earning statements and W-2s
  • Making address changes
  • Enrolling in direct deposit
  • Making benefit selections

Those who are newly eligible for university benefits (or who need to report a qualifying event, such as a birth or adoption) should enroll soon while the portal is available, or to complete a Health Benefits Election Form and submit it to the UCPath Center using the site’s “Ask UCPath” link. If you have questions regarding benefits, please reach out to our benefits team at .

Postdoctoral employees: Submit a benefits enrollment form by email to the UCPath Center using the site’s “Ask UCPath” link. Should you experience any issues or have questions, please contact Sherry Coane in the Academic Personnel Office.

Payroll timelines and timesheet submissions will not be impacted. However, departments should work closely with their business officer or department designee to ensure no critical payroll actions (e.g., appointments extensions) are missed during. Go here to review payroll timelines.

Thank you,

UC Merced Payroll Services