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Procurement Services Meeting, Campus Trainings

April 15, 2014

Campus Training

  • Anyone handling cash for a university job is required to take cash handling training to learn about the corresponding policies and procedures. Sign up now to attend a one hour class on April 21 or 23 in KL 201.
  • 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 on April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in KL 201. Register online.
  • 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 first Wednesday of every month, Procurement Services offers purchasing procedure updates and advice, and provides the opportunity to give feedback to the University’s Buyers and Commodity Managers. Join the next meeting on May 7 from 1:30–3 p.m. in KL 232 or via ReadyTalk.
  • Tax Tuesdays: UCM Tax Services is available on campus by appointment, in KL201 every third Tuesday of the month between 8:30–10:30 a.m. If you need assistance with campus tax related questions and matters, make arrangements via tax@ucmerced.edu or by contacting the Manager of Tax Services, Kiran Samran, at ext. 4075. For helpful information, visit tax.ucmerced.edu.
  • Payroll Fridays: Every Friday, a Payroll expert is stationed in KL 201 until 5 p.m. 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 at ext. 2729 or payroll@ucmerced.edu.

UCPath Updates and Info Available Anytime

Stay informed on progression of the UCPath project by visiting the Campus’ 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.