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First Time Accessing UCPath

ATTENTION Undergraduate and Graduate Student Employees

Student Employees need a Student Employee AD Account to access UCPath and Ecotime.
Go to Setting Up Student Employee Active Directory (AD) Account for details on how to get a Student Employee AD Account before accessing UCPath.


UCPath is the University of California's systemwide payroll and personnel system, and you’ll have some set-up tasks to complete the first time you log in. Once you get through Duo and into UCPath, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Update your personal profile (click to see preview)
    It’s voluntary, allowing you to self-identify as to veteran and disability status, race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. You can “decline to state” for any question, though this information provides important data about UC employee diversity and informs UC’s efforts to create an inclusive environment.
  • Set up five security questions (click to see preview)
    This helps verify your identity and prevent unauthorized access or changes to your financial, health benefits, or personal information.

With that out of the way, you are now able to use the new UCPath online/self-service portal, and here are some suggested things to do:

Login to UCPath

UCPath is the University of California's HR and Payroll system.

Click to Login