UCPath Launches at UC Davis on Oct. 1

Cutover activities will occur in September to prepare UC Davis and UC Davis Health to deploy UCPath alongside Agriculture and Natural Resources on Oct. 1. We're increasing the number of employees using UCPath by 35,000. Read more
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Q2 SSO Feedback Is In

Thanks to your feedback, we are providing more support and guidance to our clients with AggieService related improvements. We've adjusted our training materials, as we focus on reporting and communication tools in the Lightning Experience interface.

Check out the SSO Q2 Survey Feedback on our website and feel free to take our Q3 survey to provide AggieService and SSO feedback!
We Want to See You at TGFS!

Stop by the coolest booth on campus, grab some swag and chat with wonderful members of the SSO team at the Thank Goodness for Staff picnic on Wednesday, May 8.
Preparing for Finance Fiscal Close

It may seem early to start thinking about Fiscal Close, but it’s wise to be prepared. The deadlines and all relevant information will be provided soon, but we've posted some Guidance on Fiscal Close on the SSO site. Please note due to individual department processes for handling Fiscal Close, be sure to familiarize yourself with alternate procedures as appropriate.

Please email any questions to Mark Gibson at
For Payroll related questions, email Leticia Barba at

Deadlines and Calendars

Annual APO Requests
As we approach Fiscal Close, please remember to submit requests for new Fiscal Year Purchase Orders (POs). Doing this will avoid delayed vendor payments. POs might include Drinking Water Delivery, Teleconferencing Services, Uniform Laundry Services, Utilities Payments, and Lease Payments.
Please include in the PO request:
  • Associated Campus Agreement Number
  • Previous Year's PO Number (if continuing)
  • Account Number Associated with your Service
  • Estimated 2019-20 Spend (include sales tax if applicable)


Intermittent Leave Tracking and UC Path
UCPath's Absence Management Module can track entitlement hours for FML and CFRA, rather than relying on our current manual tracking system. 

When UCPath goes live, we will need to collect intermittent leave tracking information since Jan. 1, for all employees, in order to enter this information in UCPath. You can help by simply sending the current Intermittent Tracking Sheets that you received with the original FML Packet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to consult your Leaves Specialist.
I-9 Tracker Complete
I-9 Tracker is now live at the Davis campus and UC Davis Health. This electronic tool is being adopted by all UC campuses to create and track I-9 forms, e-verify, and immigration compliance while integrating with UCPath. The SSO extends its sincere appreciation to all the project team members who got this project to the finish line on Feb. 11. For more details, visit the I-9 tracker page.
The SSO launched DocuSign in early February to help facilitate electronic signatures for staff new-hire paperwork. DocuSign has improved data entry accuracy and efficiency, saved paper, eliminated scanning, and reduced onboarding times. DocuSign will go live for student hires this summer.
SSO Wellness Grant
The SSO is getting succulents for planting classes, and activity mats and foam rollers to enhance our weekly stretch breaks, thanks to wellness grant funds secured by SSO Wellness Ambassador Alex Vela. The UC Davis Staff and Faculty Well-being program supports Wellness Ambassadors in each department to help engage their colleagues in wellness information, programs, activities and resources. 

Get Involved


Need help navigating AggieService? Whether you’re just starting out, or an experienced user who'd like to learn more, please join an upcoming training

Voluntary Resignation and Retirement Final Pay

June is a month that many UC Davis employees choose to retire. Now is a good time to visit the
Payment of Wages Upon Termination page for information about how employees who resign or retire will receive their final pay.

Staffing Updates

Welcome Health Leave of Absence Team!
We are incredibly pleased to announce that the UC Davis Health LOA unit joined the Shared Services Organization on Apr. 1. The team provides information, forms and leaves administration for supervisors and employees of UC Davis Health in accordance with the University’s leave policies.
Top (l-r): Andrea Hall - Disability Leave Coordinator, LOA Coordinators Mavi Parker, Jessica Greenly and Cortnee Beggs
Bottom (l-r): LOA Coordinators Stacie Aguil and Barb Rice, Dominique Josenberger - Worker's Compensation, An DeYoung - Supervisor
Not pictured: Disability Leave Coordinators Sagal Elmi and Olga Rusev

People Services

Stephanie Overholt, Human Resources Coordinator
Stephanie has been with the SSO since late October as a TES employee and has a background in onboarding and customer service. She enjoys bike riding, trying new foods, diamond painting, reading, cooking and crafting.

Lori Zimmerman accepted the Personnel/Payroll Coordinator position. Lori started her career at UC Davis in 2000 working part-time and previously worked for the Shared Services as a payroll coordinator. She enjoys gardening and RV trips to Tahoe and Santa Cruz with her daughter, husband and family.

Ryley Fairfield is a TES employee who is assisting the HR team with TES onboarding and scheduling interviews for staff hires.

Service Desk

Alex Vela
has been promoted to SSO Service Desk Lead. Alex has been an integral member of the Service Desk team since January 2018.

Lisa Shanks is a TES employee who joined the SSO Service Desk team to help in preparation for UCPath as we anticipate increases to our call volume and emails. Lisa's additional front line support has enabled our team to more effectively distribute resources toward the growing AggieService community.

Job Openings
  • Executive Director (Open until 4/14/19)
  • Leaves Specialist (Open until filled)

Top Tools & Tips

Indicating RUSH Orders (OPP Tag Field)

The OPP Tag Field can be used to help us quickly sort and process your requests. Helpful OPP Tags include:
  • Rush 
  • Emergency (see Campus Definition)
  • DV 
  • Long Lead Time 
  • Event Date 1/15/19 
  • SCM Review 
  • FY1920 
For campus emergencies, please follow up with an email directly to both: 

Need assistance submitting ANY case?
The Service Desk Analysts are happy to open and submit a case for you, or to simply walk you through the steps.

Call the Service Desk team at 530-754-4772 or email

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