UCPath is all about transformation. It is a new system, coming to the Lab this year, that will replace the existing HR and payroll systems, standardize business processes, and provide a mobile-friendly self-service web portal. Transforming the Lab’s processes takes expertise, and the UCPath team has a process team with years of combined experience in organizational change.
Let’s meet them.
Patricia Johnson, Ed.D. is the Business Process Lead. Patricia is a certified six sigma black belt and a professional weight lifter. She comes to the Lab from the financial services industry with experience in project and program management, process improvement, and implementing systems tools.
Tatyana Abidor has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and financial sector. Her experience is in operations, risk management, production support, software testing, and process management and improvement.
Christine Santiago has 12 years of experience working at Berkeley Lab and is currently a Sr. Business Analyst. She has worked on multiple process improvement projects at the Lab.
Elements: What are the responsibilities of the Business Process team?
Business Process Team: Using the current systems we review and assess Berkeley Lab’s business processes and the impacted upstream and downstream processes. We also work with our technical teams and key stakeholders to develop the future business processes that will be supported by UCPath’s new software, PeopleSoft, and the UCPath Center that is located in Riverside.
Elements: Why is process such an important part of this change to UCPath?
Process Team: We work in partnership with the UCPath team as well as our Berkeley Lab stakeholders and customers to provide a smooth process transition so we can “go live” with UCPath this year without issues. We do this by bringing people together to understand what they do now, and how that process will work in the new software environment. We want our fellow employees at the Lab to have minimal issues when they start using UCPath.
Elements: What are the types of process changes the team is working on?
Process Team: If it involves people, it involves us. We are looking at the processes that involve hiring, compensation, payroll, providing leave, and termination. Each one of these processes involves our fellow employees so we want to get it right. You can learn more about UCPath Future State Business Processes on our project website. If you have questions, contact us via email.