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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:

How Do I Update Personal Information in UCPath?

Follow the instructions below or view the How to Update Personal Information Information in UCPath Knowledge Base Article (KBA).
  1. Login to UCPath
  2. In the left sidebar, select Employee Actions > Personal Information > Personal Information Summary
  3. Expand the section you would like to update.
  4. Update your information.
  5. You should receive a communication from UCPC (UCPath Center) notifying you that a change was made. This notification may go to your personal e-mail address, business email, or both if listed.

How Do I Change My Name in UCPath?

As of June 2023, you are now able to update your self-chosen name in the UCPath system. Watch the video below to see how to change your name in UCPath.

Login to UCPath

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

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