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An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

November 15, 2019
Administrative
UC System

Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

I am writing to update you about the systemwide UCPath project and the implementation of UCPath at UCSF. UCPath aligns payroll, benefits, human resources, and academic personnel transaction services across all University of California locations. By implementing modern technology that supports our ability to accommodate future growth, UCPath will allow UCSF to focus on our core mission of advancing health worldwide.

Because UC is a complex organization with more than 200,000 employees across 20 locations, UCPath is being launched in phases. UCPath is already in use by more than half of all UC employees systemwide. UCSF is part of the final deployment and benefits from the experience of earlier UC campus and medical center deployments.

The UCPath Executive Leadership Team recently approved a revised deployment date of June 1, 2020 for UCSF. In preparation for our go-live, the project team continues working to ensure that data will be accurately converted and UCPath will integrate with current campus and health systems. This date also provides additional time to test new system enhancements and establish a local support center for all 28,000 UCSF employees.

When UCPath launches at UCSF, all employees will have access to UCPath online, a self-service tool that provides 24/7 access to payroll, benefits, and human resources information. Employees will be able to log in from mobile devices and computers at work or home to view and update personal information, view earnings information, sign up for direct deposit, update tax withholdings, view or enroll in benefits, see vacation and sick leave balances, and more.

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November 6, 2019
Administrative
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

We have received a one-day strike notice from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union for its Service and Patient Care Technical Units (SX and EX). AFSCME’s labor action will begin Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m.

As we have stated, we respect our employees’ rights to representation and freedom of speech. At UCSF, we also have a responsibility to serve the health care needs of our patients, as well as the needs of others who rely on us for services supporting our research and education activities.

UCSF is unique because of our single focus on health research, education, and care delivery. Strikes come at a cost for everyone involved, with more missed employee work days, rescheduled appointments, and other interruptions to our ability to provide health care. As part of our mission, we have a critical responsibility to put the needs of our patients first. We must take actions that include recruiting replacement workers to minimize the impact of the strike, which unfairly places our patients in the middle of a labor dispute.

Our colleagues who are represented by AFSCME will be making personal decisions about whether they will report to work on November 13, and it is imperative that we all treat each other with respect and professionalism.

We recognize that strikes create hardships for our union-represented colleagues as well. Our colleagues who are represented by AFSCME are essential to UCSF’s success. They serve in a range of important functions and services, from providing patient care to ensuring efficient operational services across our campus and health system. We ask...

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