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Training Sessions, UC Path Updates Available Online

September 26, 2013
  • Either in person or via conference call, you are invited to attend the next Campus Purchasing meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 in KL 232. The Campus Purchasing department meets on the first Wednesday of each month and offers purchasing procedure updates, advice and provides the opportunity to give feedback to the university’s buyers.
  • Learn about important developments at the AO/MSO Meetings, open to anyone who wants to hear more about campus updates and requirements. This group meets from 10:45 a.m. to noon Oct. 15 and on the third Tuesday of each month in KL 232. 
  • Purchasing, Full Accounting Unit (FAU), and CatBuy trainings are scheduled for Oct. 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. Visit the training website for more details.
  • The Personnel/Payroll System (PPS) Inquiry and Overview class is mandatory for managers, supervisors and employees who use the PPS Inquiry functions. This introduction to the PPS will cover the overall payroll process and features of the system, such as: employee database (EDB), payroll audit record (IPAY), history database (HDB), payroll time reporting (PTR), pay compute and paydays. Training is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 in KL 201. Register here.
  • Tax Tuesdays: UCM Tax Services is available on campus by appointment from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in KL201. 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 228-4075. For helpful information, visit tax.ucmerced.edu
  • Payroll Fridays: a payroll expert is stationed in KL 201 until 5 p.m. every Friday so you can 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 228-2729 or payroll@ucmerced.edu.
  • Check training.ucmerced.edu for other upcoming opportunities to gain guidance on systems and protocols you use on the job.

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 project team is reachable via ucpath@ucmerced.edu. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.