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PUM Upgrade Project

The UCPath PUM Upgrade 

The UCPath PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) Upgrade is a project owned by the UCPath Center (UCPC) and University of California Office of the President (UCOP) that aims to bring UCPath to the current version of the Oracle PeopleSoft HCM application. It will introduce UCPath enhancements with minimal user-impact and is expected to be completed in December 2021.


The PUM upgrade was successfully completed and went into production on Monday, December 13, 2021. Read all the details in our latest PUM announcement.

What Does Upgrading UCPath Do? 

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

How Does This Impact You? 

  • Minimal functionality and interface updates, resulting in little-to-no business process changes
  • Minimal changes in WFA (HR Templates), Payroll, Benefits, and General Ledger
  • Minimal impacts to self-service functionality for employees and managers
  • Minimal impacts to UCLA Cognos Reports and the UCLA ODS
  • Minimal impacts to security provisioning

What Changes Should You Expect?

PUM testing concluded at the end of November. Three user-impacting changes were identified:

  • Change #1Smart HR Transaction Status Page – “Pending” Status
  • Change #2New “Edit Favorites” User Interface (UI)
  • Change #3: New Browser Window for Worklist Items, Plus Additional Worklist Refresh Button

When is This Happening?

An image representing a timeline of upcoming PUM upgrade changes.
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