UCSC's transition to biweekly pay is part of the UCPath Project, a system-wide UC plan to institute a single payroll system across all ten campuses and five medical centers, designed to improve the quality and efficiency of UC's business processes.
In order to achieve this goal, several common business processes must be standardized, including pay cycles, which now vary from biweekly to monthly by location and appointment.
On January 20th, 2013 UCSC's non-exempt and hourly employees transitioned to a biweekly pay cycle.
Employees on the biweekly pay cycle will be paid every other week on Wednesday. The first biweekly pay date is February 13th, 2013.
Some advantages of biweekly pay:
- Biweekly employees will receive 26 paychecks in a year, whereas monthly employees receive 12 paychecks in a year
- Paychecks will be more frequent and represent actual time worked in the pay period
- The biweekly employee pay rate will be an hourly rate
- Vacation and sick leave will be accrued every 4 weeks rather than once a month
- Deductions will be split across biweekly paychecks