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MSO Meeting Set for April 15

April 1, 2014

Campus Training

  • Purchasing, Full Accounting Unit (FAU) and CatBuy trainings are scheduled on April 14, 15 and 16 respectively. These sessions are required for certain positions on campus, but are also informative for any staff and faculty members seeking to familiarize themselves with the university’s purchasing protocols and procurement system. Click here for more details.
  • The Personnel/Payroll System (PPS) Inquiry and Overview class is mandatory for managers, supervisors and employees who will be using the PPS Inquiry functions. This introduction will cover the overall payroll process and features of the PPS system such as: Employee Database (EDB), Payroll Audit Record (IPAY), History Database (HDB), Payroll Time Reporting (PTR), Pay Compute and Paydays. Training is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 25 in KL 201. Register here.
  • Check training.ucmerced.edu for other upcoming opportunities to receive instruction on systems and protocols you use on the job.

Campus Meetings and One-on-One Assistance

  • The AO/MSO meetings are open to anyone who wants to hear important campus updates, developments and requirements. This group next meets from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 15, and the third Tuesday of every month at the same time in KL 232.
  • Tax Tuesdays: UC Merced Tax Services is available on campus by appointment from 8:30–10:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in KL 201. If you need assistance with campus tax related questions and matters, make arrangements via tax@ucmerced.edu or by contacting Tax Services Manager Kiran Samran at ext. 4075. For helpful information, visit tax.ucmerced.edu.
  • Payroll Fridays: Until 5 p.m. every Friday, a payroll expert is stationed in KL 201 for the opportunity to meet and discuss your concerns without making a formal appointment. If you have payroll-related questions anytime during the week, you may also contact the Payroll Department by email or at ext. 2729.

UCPath Updates and Info Available Anytime

Stay informed on progression of the UCPath project by visiting the campus’s UCPath website, which hosts a collection of background materials and updates surrounding the new system for payroll, academic personnel, timekeeping and human resources information.

For further inquiries related to UC Merced’s UCPath implementation, the UC Merced project team is reachable via ucpath@ucmerced.edu (please allow up to 48 hours for a response).