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UCPath at UCSB: April 2012 Update

April 27, 2012

To: The Campus Community

Fr:  Gene Lucas, Executive Vice Chancellor
      Ron Cortez, Associate Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services

UCPath at UCSB:  Updates

UCCSC 2012: Deadline to Submit presentation proposals is June 1, 2012

UCCSC 2012 is hosted this year at UC Berkeley August 5 - 7.  The theme for this year's conference is Campus Collaboration. 

Riverside Chosen for New UCPath Center

After a thorough review and analysis, UCPath executive sponsors Peter Taylor, chief financial officer, and Nathan Brostrom, executive vice president of business operations, have selected Riverside as the host location for the UCPath Center, the new systemwide shared service center.

UCCSC 2012 - UC Berkeley - August 5-7

UCCSC 2012: Campus Collaboration will be held August 5-7 at the Clark Kerr Conference Center at UC Berkeley. We look forward to seeing you there as we explore our theme – UC computing services and campus collaboration.

MWF now available over an SSL connection

Hi Folks

Last week we added SSL capabilities to the MWF (Mobile Web Framework) server here in the Library.

You can now use the framework at

In addition we recently upgraded to version 1.2.10

For more info on our local instance please contact Ian Lessing in the Library or Joe Sabado in Student Affairs.

Keyboard Shortcuts - Winter 2012

Keyboard Shortcuts is a quarterly newsletter highlighting IT activities for the entire UCSB campus.

Identity Management Service

There are still 3,500 UCSBnetID's that need to be migrated to the new Identity platform.  Please use and become familiar with the Identity Migrator in anticipation of end-user questions.  Migrated UCSBnetIDs are required to use the new Identity Passport / UC Trust services that will be rolled out in the near future.

PPS Replacement Project Gets New Name

The Executive Steering Team of the UC initiative to replace existing payroll and personnel systems on member campuses with a new system-wide solution recently announced the initiative's new name: UCPath.

The new name was selected from 216 entries submitted for a naming contest in November, and will be used to designate both the project to replace existing PPS systems, as well as the new system itself.

UC to Standardize HR and Payroll Business Processes

--Source: UC Working Smarter

The University of California has begun work to deploy an integrated payroll and human resource system across all 10 campuses and five medical centers.

Rolling out a new system across the entire University is a daunting project, but the biggest challenge isn’t technological, it is the operational and cultural shift that is integral to the project’s success: For the first time in UC’s history, every campus and medical center will follow a single set of standardized business policies and practices for payroll, HR and academic personnel.

The Payroll Personnel System Initiative has set an ambitious January 2013 timetable for that sweeping change, to ensure that UC has aligned its business practices when the first wave of campuses begins using the new payroll and HR platforms.

“Definitely, one of the biggest challenges is going to be the organizational change and systemwide standardization,” said project director Anthony Lo. “We have people from every UC location involved in redesigning our business processes to be sure that all of the University’s diverse needs are met.”

MWF comes to UCSB

We now have an initial deployment of the Mobile Web Framework available here at UCSB.

As of 2011-10-17 this instance is running the recently released 1.2.04 version of MWF.

This offering from the Library IT Dept. is at a very preliminary state right now with default content for the most part.  In the coming months we would like to populate it with more local content.

UCSB Identity Services Updated

In mid-August the Office of Information Systems & Technology released the next generation of the Campus Identity and Access Management Service. The UCSB Identity Service provides for the management of UCSBnetID sign-in for electronic services across campus, such as UCSB Wireless Internet, Software Depot, and many others.

With this week's rollout a number of UCSBnetID-related business processes have changed: