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Transactional users are the backbone of UCPath. Their day-to-day processing of payroll, benefits and HR information is foundational to the workings of UC San Diego. This area contains resources and information to aid in their success.


Monthly Pay Cycle
Transaction Deadline: at 3 p.m.
Bi-Weekly Pay Cycle #2
Transaction Deadline: at 3 p.m


UCPath Direct Retro Deadlines for Posting

Final Local Approval Deadlines
Local Approval Deadlines
  • 07/05 at 5:00 PM (T): MO/BW Final Local Approval for posting in June (Deadline Extended for Fiscal Close)
  • 07/21 at 5:59 am (Th): MO/BW for posting in July
  • 08/19 at 5:59 am (F): MO/BW for posting in August
  • 09/19 at 5:59 am (M): MO/BW for posting in September
Fiscal Year End Funding Entry Freeze: 06/24 – 06/30/22
  • Do not approve any Funding Entry during this period as it may interfere with the FYE rollover processes
  • 03/21: MO/BW for posting in March
  • 04/15: MO/BW for posting in April
  • 05/16: BW for posting in May
  • 05/20: MO for posting in May
*Direct Retro Note: A DR that is final approved after DR deadline but before end of calendar month may result in mismatch between Acctg Period and Run ID.



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  • UCPath Biweekly email schedule: The next update email will be on 07/13
  • Reminders:
    • Next Topic-Based Zoom: 07/13 (Navigating the Local UCPath Website, Zoom Link)
    • The next Default Day is: 07/05
      • Starting July, Default Day is moving to the second business day of each month instead of the first
    • We recommend that all employees should have a personal email set up in UCPath. This can be done via Employee Self-Service
    • Make sure to review your paycheck in UCPath
    • You can now add the Topic-Based Zooms to your calendar from our website
  • Did you know?
    • Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) Reimbursement
      • Payroll Accounting will be recording an entry for reimbursement of Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) earnings incurred during this fiscal year (Jul 21-Jun 22) at year-end.
      • The entry will be recorded in the June 2022 accounting period and will be recorded to the same chartstring that originally incurred the expense. Please note that the entry will appear in Oracle (PPM & GL) only and will not be reflected in DOPE reports.
      • The total reimbursement that will be recorded (through May 2022) can be found on the PFCB Reimbursement page by department. Starting in the new fiscal year 2023, Payroll Accounting will be recording a monthly entry for PFCB reimbursement.
      • Read the full update here →
    • Beginning June 24, 2022, You can now search UCnet Compensation & Benefits content through UCPath
      • Enter benefits keywords in the search box and hit enter.
      • You can filter your results by Source, Knowledge Type, and Topics:
        • Source = UCnet
        • Knowledge Type = Web Page
        • Topics = Benefits. You can filter down three levels.
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Date Description
Every Sunday from 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM UCPath system is shut down for regularly scheduled maintenance.

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Office Hours

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UCPath Transactions

Every other Thursday at 9:00 AM

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Campus Timekeeping Every other Thursday, at 2:00 PM

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1:1 Appointments

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UCPath HR Transactions Monday through Friday
UCPath Finance Tuesdays
Campus Timekeeping Fridays
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Upcoming UCPath Topic-Based Zoom Sessions

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Navigating the Local UCPath Website 07/13/22 at 11:00 AM

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Updated Job Aids, Quick References, and KBAs

Local Job Aid and Quick References Updates as of 06/29/22:

New Knowledge Base Article (KBA):