UC Riverside has been selected as the location for shared service center that will process all routine transactions related to payroll, benefits, leave management and workforce administration for UC’s ten campuses and five medical centers.
The UCPath Center is expected to be operational by July 2013, initially serving five locations: UCLA, UCLA Medical Center, UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced and UC Office of the President. All other campuses and medical centers will make the transition in two subsequent waves, with the transition completed by October 2014.
UC selected UC Riverside for the center after evaluating a variety of factors, including: the proximity of a strong pool of UC talent to staff the center; local housing and cost of living considerations; the availability and condition of scalable office space; and the support of local leadership.
The facility is part of the UCPath initiative now under way to deploy a single HR and payroll system at all UC locations. The decision to create a single systemwide shared service center came after months of thoughtful discussion and consideration with numerous stakeholders systemwide, and is intended to maximize cost efficiencies by fully leveraging economies of scale; improve service to UC employees; and ensure consistency in business processes UC-wide.