SDSC New Personnel Guide

Key Steps for New Personnel

  1. Register for your Business Systems account (also called Single-Sign-On)
  2. Register one or more devices for Two-Step Login
  3. Review Timekeeping and Payroll procedures
  4. Visit UCPath and set up direct deposit
  5. Manage your Benefits
  6. Complete Mandatory Training for New Employees
  7. Arrange Parking and Transit
  8. Get to know The SDSC Building
  9. Review UC San Diego's Checklist for New Employees

Timekeeping and Payroll

You will report your hours on either a biweekly or a monthly basis using Ecotime, the University's online timekeeping system, unless otherwise informed by your Human Resources representative


UCPath is UC's application for managing your personal pay and benefits information. You can:

First time accessing UCPath


If you are unsure if you are eligible to enroll in benefits, please contact your HR representative.

Mandatory Training

The UC Learning Center is used across the University of California for training and development. You can register for in-person activities offered at UC San Diego, access online activities, and view your training transcript. You may log in using your Active Directory, Student SSO, or Business Systems account.

You must complete the following training within 30 days of hire. You will be emailed completion certificates for these courses. Please forward them to your HR representative so that they can be added to your personnel file.

Additional information on compliance and required training.

Parking and Transit

The closest parking to SDSC is the Hopkins Parking Structure. For new 100% career staff employees, the University offers a 15-day parking permit free of charge to give you time to decide among the transportation and parking options.