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CRU Newsletter | Volume 4 Issue 13

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PayPath Lockdown

BW: Feb 7-10

To avoid delays in payroll processing, the UCPath Center will limit system functionality on specific pages from Tuesday, February 7, 5PM, through Friday, February 10, 6AM.

Refer to the UCPath Production Processing Schedule for start and stop times of the Pay Confirm.


UCPath Outage: Planned System Maintenance

UCPath will be unavailable to all UC employees on Sunday, February 12, 12AM to 2PM while UCPath implements critical tax and security updates.

Need a reminder?

Complete by February 15

If applicable, refresh your status to claim exemption from withholding

The IRS requires employees to complete a new W-4 form each year if they are claiming exemption from tax withholding. Many employees are unaware of this requirement until their net pay is reduced by additional tax withholding in the new year. Please help your employees avoid this scenario by following the steps below:

What can you do?

  1. Run a CDW report to identify employees who claimed exemption from tax withholding in 2022. In CDW, search for Employees Claiming Tax Exemptions and then run it for your department.
  2. Remind your employees to log in to UCPath Online and make their selection by February 15.


Key dates and deadlines (subject to change):

Feb 7, 10:00 a.m. Mass Pay files deadline for BW pay period ending 2/4/2023
Feb 7, 5:00 p.m. - Feb 10, 6:00 a.m. UCPath Lockdown for BW PayPath transactions
Feb 9 UCPath processing BW Pay Confirm
Feb 12, 12:01 a.m. - Feb 12, 2:00 p.m. UCPath unavailable during planned system maintenance
Feb 13 New Tracker I-9 online training course launches
Feb 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. WFA Staff Policy & Procedures (CHR)
Feb 16, 10:00 a.m. Mass Pay files deadline for MO pay period ending 2/28/2023
Feb 17, 5:00 p.m. - Feb 23, 6:00 a.m. UCPath Lockdown for MO PayPath transactions
Feb 20 Presidents' Day - CRU/UCLA Payroll Partner Office closed to observe the university holiday
Feb 21, 10:00 a.m. Mass Pay files deadline for BW pay period ending 2/18/2023
Feb 21, 5:00 p.m. - Feb 24, 6:00 a.m. UCPath Lockdown for BW PayPath transactions
Feb 22 UCPath processing MO Pay Confirm
Feb 23 UCPath processing BW Pay Confirm

UCPath General Ledger and Funding News

In Case You Missed It

UCPath GL Resource Page

Payroll & HR News

UCPath Changes and Enhancements January 27 - February 2, 2023

Find out more about recent enhancements to UCPath and UCPath Online.
Read more

Benefits Eligibility 750Hrs/1000Hrs Report

A new UCPath Cognos report was released to help users track the employees who are approaching or have reached the 750 or 1000 hours towards benefits eligibility as outlined per policy.
Read more

WFA Staff Policy & Procedures (CHR)

February 16, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

As initiators and approvers it is important that the data you enter on employees' UCPath records is accurate and in conformance with UC Policies, Procedures, and applicable State Laws. This course will include information regarding Staff Programs and Employee Groups.

Enroll in WFA Staff Policy & Procedures

In Case You Missed It

UCPath Center News

Incorrect Vacation Accruals

The UCPath Center identified an issue affecting vacation accrual balances for some employees. Certain accrual transactions (e.g., Comp Time Accrued, Comp Time Payout) were not processed for the biweekly pay period ending 1/21/2023. 

  • UCPath is working diligently to resolve this issue. Do not submit cases to adjust these accruals with the following earn codes:

Earn Code

Earn Code Description


Cat Leave Donation to Employee


Cat Leave Received from Employ


Compensatory Time-Accrued


Compensatory Time-Paid


Compensatory Time-Term










Personal Holiday Accrued


Personal Holiday Payout


Prof Ret Option Accrual Adjust


Paid Time Off Payout


Terminal Vacation-Pay


Vacation Payout

Ask UCPath Service Disruption Resolved

On February 6, the UCPath Center (UCPC) resolved the issue that temporarily prevented users from submitting inquiries to UCPC. If you continue experiencing difficulty with the Ask UCPath feature, call UCPC at (855) 982-7284 to speak with an associate M-F between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

In Case You Missed It


New Tracker I-9 Training

Coming February 13

We’re bringing you a brand-new, online training offering for Form I-9 policies, procedures, and the Tracker system!


  • On-Demand Access: learn anywhere, any time
  • Self-Guided Learning: online modules, videos, and interactive activities
  • Foundational Knowledge: designed with new I-9 processors in mind

NOTE: Existing users are also welcome to use the training as a refresher.

Need a Reminder?

Add our launch event to your calendar and be one of the first to register for this new learning experience!

Presidents' Day | CRU Office Closed Feb 20

On Monday, February 202023, your CRU/UCLA Payroll Partner Office will close to observe the university holiday.

Need a reminder?

Newsletter Returns in March

The next CRU Newsletter will be published in March 2023. During the month of February, we will: 

  • Continue sending stand-alone communications to keep you informed of major breaking news.
  • Post all minor announcements to the news section of our website.

UCPath Updates Hub

In Case You Missed It