UCPath to provide ANR several benefits
ANR employees can expect to see several benefits from the transition to UCPath, a systemwide initiative launched by the University of California to unify and standardize payroll, benefits and human resource systems for all UC employees.
This new system will facilitate formation of ANR as a distinct business unit, establishing a distinct ANR payroll entity, similar to that of an individual campus. With UCPath, ANR's payroll “silos” will be unified, improving the accuracy of our data and the speed at which we can access it, which will strengthen ANR's compliance and accountability.
The creation of ANR as its own business unit, which is supported by President Napolitano, will also increase ANR's visibility within the UC system.
Streamlined HR & payroll processes
In the UCPath system, we will use electronic forms instead of paper and emailed forms. HR and payroll actions will get routed electronically for approval and all backup documents for transactions will be electronically attached and available for review and audit. Many payroll components will auto-populate, resulting in fewer errors. The new system will ease systemwide reporting across all campuses and provide ANR-affiliated employees easier access to ANR/UCD systems. There will be ongoing training and knowledge aids to help employees use the system.
Employees will be able to view and edit their home and emergency contacts. They will be able to see their current leave balances. They will also be able to view and make changes to benefits choices and income and tax information for direct deposit, paychecks, state and federal withholdings and W-2. Employees will also find links to retirement and savings information at https://myucretirement.com and https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu (formerly called At Your Service).
The UCPath website will have a mobile-enabled interface for easy access from tablets and smartphones.
Managers will have access to their direct report employees' home and emergency contacts, leave balances, compensation history and job and payroll information.
Job applicant tracking system
CATs, the classification/applicant tracking system, will be replaced by the Talent Acquisition Manager (TAM) for staff recruitments. TAM contains intuitive, user-friendly templates for job applicants and hiring committees and supports an end-to-end recruitment and selection process, from position description development to making an offer to the successful candidate. Hiring managers will be able to check the status of a recruitment throughout the HR process. Job-seekers will be able to apply to jobs throughout the UC system from a single portal. The new system will allow HR to collect data on hiring trends and affirmative action. Because UCPath will integrate recruitment with payroll, when an employee is hired, their information will automatically get transferred to payroll, reducing delays and errors. Training for hiring managers is expected to begin in December, before this system launches in April 2019
E-performance will replace our current paper/email process for annual staff performance appraisals. It will provide goal setting and tracking functions, with electronic routing and electronic signatures. Managers and employees will be able to review the employee's performance history and monitor the overall performance process. Employees will receive notifications throughout the annual cycle. E-performance is targeted to launch in the 2020 performance appraisal cycle.
More about UCPath
For more information about UCPath, visit the website at https://ucanr.edu/UCPath. It will be continually updated with webinar recordings, FAQs, training resources and other information.
The next webinar, which will discuss UCPath roles for human resource and business officers, will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to noon. To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/8151602829, or dial +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 815-160-2829.