Frequently Asked Questions

Job and Employment Information

Why work for the University of California?

The University of California (UC) — one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher education in the world — is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. But UC couldn’t carry out its mission without its people. Every faculty and staff member plays an important role in the university. UC is committed to being a top employer and providing an environment where people are rewarded for their contributions with competitive salaries, health and retirement benefits, opportunities for professional growth and advancement and more. In fact, UC's benefits are recognized as being among the best available, accounting for as much as 40 percent of employees' total annual compensation.

What types of jobs does UCPath offer?

UCPath (a division of UC Office of the President) has positions in customer service, benefits, payroll, human resources, finance, training and information technology.

Visit the UCPath job portal and check back often to see new positions!

What's it like to work at UCPath?

Take it from our staff. Read some of our employee spotlight blogs to learn about what their days look like and why they enjoy being part of the UCPath team.

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Hiring Process

How does the hiring process work?

After potential employees submit their application materials online, UCPath recruiters review their materials and ask candidates who meet the qualifications to participate in a telephone or digital screening interview. Candidates who advance in the process will participate in Zoom panel interviews and then meet with the hiring manager.

Where do UCPath interviews take place?

Candidates will start the process with virtual interviews. Some roles may advance to an in-person interview in Riverside, California.

Will current UC employees have priority for UCPath jobs?

UCPath will follow the same recruitment process for all applicants. Certain job postings may state a preference for UC experience based on the job’s responsibilities.

Are UC benefits and service credits transferable?

Current UC employees without a break in service may transfer UC benefits and service credits. If your benefit providers are regional and not offered in Riverside, such as a primary care physician in your medical plan, you may need to transfer to another service provider in the Riverside area.

Are UCPath employees part of UC Riverside (UCR) or the UC Office of the President (UCOP)?

UCPath staff serve all UC locations systemwide and are employed by the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP).

Will UCPath offer a relocation allowance?

UC does not typically provide relocation pay for employees moving within California.

Will current UC employees need to complete a new probationary period?

UC employees who have completed a probationary period at their current locations will not need to complete a new probationary period unless they have had a break in service.

Can UC employees get time off to interview for a UCPath position?

An employee scheduled for an interview at UCPath shall be granted reasonable time off with pay for an amount of time normally equal to the time that would be required for an interview at the employee's own location.

Who should I contact if I have additional UCPath recruiting questions?

You may e-mail