Did you know? Currently UCPath is running version 17 of the Oracle PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) system. This was the most recent version available at the time of UCPath’s initial launch in 2016, and a decision was made to hold on any upgrades until all locations were live. PeopleSoft currently has version 37 avaialbe.

  • Why do we need to upgrade?

    UCPath is over 20 versions behind the current Oracle PeoplesSoft System Version 37 and as a result improved efficiencies and functionality cannot be implemented. In April 2021, UCPC and UCOP launched the system-wide UCPath PUM project to rectify this situation. All locations, including UC Riverside, is collaborating with UCPC on this upgrade effort. The first phase of this upgrade will take place in December 2021.

    The December upgrade will:

    • Improve stability, reducing support efforts
    • Address compliance gaps that are being managed manually
    • Support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), eliminating manual UCPath processes
    • Reduce security risks, increasing personally identifiable information (PII) data protections
    • Prepare UC to modernize the system for future enhancements
  • What is the timeline?

    The technical upgrade to version 37 will be implemented Fall 2021. This initial upgrade is expected to be completed in December 2021. Further implementations will be necessary and UCPath is working on a timeline and project plan for this effort.

  • What is the current status?

    The project is currently underway. The UCPath Project Team has completed the fit/gap assessment, functional design and building phase in collaboration with all UC locations and Centers of Excellence (COEs). UC Riverside has completed testing and validating the impact of the project at our location. We recently completed SIT testing where the Campus Support Center along with other participants across campus tested the changes before they were moved to production.

    The UC Riverside cross-functional PUM support team, in collaboration with UCPC, is involved with both System Integration Testing (SIT) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT). We are also participating in various groups such as PUM Training, PUM OCM/Comm, etc. Per the assessment of the December 2021 upgrade, there will be minimal impacts on UC Riverside and external systems (such as timekeeping, general ledger, etc.).

  • How will I be supported?

    This project is owned by UCPC and UCOP. Your UC Riverside cross-functional PUM support team is dedicated to transparency and understands that change can be challenging and difficult. Everyone is committed to providing up-to-date information as UCPC and UCOP transition UCPath to the newest version of Oracle PeopleSoft HCM. We are currently in the early stages of this project, but check back often for more updates. We will be communicating via our website, campus SCOTmail, Inside UCR, R'Space and more to keep the campus informed. The CSC will also be presenting at FHROG, Shared Service Center Meetings, Leadership meetings, and more as needed to make sure transactors have all the information they need immediately.

  • Why do we need an upgrade?

    The assessment of this upgrade has demonstrated that it will have minimum to no impact on:

    • Functionality and interface updates, resulting in little-to-no business process changes.
    • Changes in WFA (HR Templates), Payroll, Benefits, and General Ledger.
    • Self-service functionality for employees and managers.
    • Cognos Reports and the ODS.
    • Security provisioning.

    The SIT and UAT testing provided the input needed to confirm this initial impact assessment.

  • What will future implentations look like?

    The upgrade planned for Fall 2022 will include the deployment of Fluid, the new and modern PeopleSoft user interface. This simple and intuitive UI design benefits everyone, from transactors to casual self-service users. Although the adoption of fluid comes with a learning curve, the benefits of this new user interface design will be substantial. It allows for an improved user experience, responsive mobile flexibility for your devices, and simple customizable navigation. More information will be available after the first of the year, with demos and training opportunities tentatively scheduled for summer/fall 2022.

    We will provide updates as available and the UCPC as well as UC Riverside plan to be as transparent as possible, while also allowing more lead time to provide all resources necessary to make this a successful upgrade implementation.

PUM 37 Cutover Highlights

  • Transaction queues (including AWE) are empty for transaction deadline by 12/9 3:00pm
  • Post Go-Live, report all problems to - UCPath Production support through the end of the December
  • Post Go-live, report all problems– UCPath Production support through the end of December
  • Track UCPath transactions from 12/13 - 12/22 (MO transaction deadline)
  • PayPath and Position transaction blackout dates:


    Pay Period Dates


    Emp Data Chg

    PayPath & Pos Mgmt

    PayPath & Pos Mgmt


    Pay Cycle

    Check Date



    Run ID

    3:00PM Deadline

    5:00PM Stop

    6:00AM Resume

    Pay Confirm


    Mon 01-03-22




    Mon 12-20-21

    Mon 12-27-21

    Thu 12-30-21

    Tue 12-28-21


    Wed 01-05-21




    Tue 12-21-21

    Mon 12-27-21

    Thu 12-30-21

    Wed 12-29-21

Mass PayPath Blackout Dates:

  • 12/20 3:00pm - 12/29 after Pay Confirm
  • Due to MO & BW crossover, Mass PayPath is locked because there is no way to isolate mass transactions by frequency

PUM 37 System Impacts


Dec 10th @ 12pm - Dec 13th @ 6am
After Dec 13th @ 6am
UCPath System/Portal Not Available Fully Available
Cognos/PPS Report Not Available Fully Available
ServiceLink Available, but data will not be current Available during upgrade, but data may be stale until 12/15
HRDW Available, but data will not be current Available during upgrade, but data may be stale until 12/15
SuperDope Not impacted - SuperDOPE is updated when journals are processed and is not updated daily Not Impacted
TARS Available - PP end date 12/11/21 is impacted. Job Data must be processed and approved by Thursday 12/9/21 or earlier if change impacts time and leave reporting Fully Available
EACS Not available for UCPath Fully Available
FAU Tool Available - New requests are staged Fully Available, Staged requests will be processed and available on 12/14 in UCPath
SCT Tool New requests not impacted, fulfilling requests in UCPath by SSC is impacted during this time Fully Available