UCnet is a place where UC faculty, staff and retirees can:

  • Get updates about systemwide news and programs that impact UC employees and retirees
  • Find information about benefits and policies
  • Sign into their personal benefits accounts
  • Discover university tools and resources
  • Learn more about the people who work every day to support UC’s teaching, research and public service mission
  • Learn about opportunities to get involved in UC community activities
  • Read UCnetwork, UC’s systemwide staff newsletter

UCnet also provides prospective employees and other audiences information about UC employment.

We encourage you to share your feedback about the site by email at ucnet@ucop.edu or by commenting on individual stories. (See commenting guidelines.)

Some key questions and facts about UCnet

UCnet is one of three websites maintained by UCOP. Here’s a brief overview of the three sites, the key audiences they are aimed at serving and the main focus of each site:


Primary audiences: UC employees, prospective employees and retirees

Central hub for:

  • Timely news/information
  • HR/benefits information
  • Access to personal accounts
  • Tools/resources
  • Portal to systemwide jobs info., policies, data, etc.
  • Community building

Primary audiences: Local UCOP and UC locations

Secondary audiences: peer institutions, media, etc.

Focus = detailed information re:

  • UCOP org./administration
  • UC governance
  • OP programs, resources, etc.

Primary audiences: general public, news media, other external audiences

Focus = dynamic storytelling:

  • Showcase breadth and depth of UC
  • Convey UC’s promise, public value
  • Gateway to UCnet/UCOP

The fastest way to find what you’re looking for is to use the search tool at the top of each page. You can also take a quick look in each of the five main UCnet sections by using the navigation tabs at the top of each page.  If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us at ucnet@ucop.edu and we’ll try to help you locate it.

Employees at UC campuses and medical centers use their UCPath benefits account to get personalized information about their pay and benefits and to perform transactions related to payroll and medical benefits — such as adding a family member to a medical plan or updating payroll deductions.

Employees use UCRAYS to manage their UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) benefits. Retirees use UCRAYS to manage their UCRP and retiree health benefits.

UCnet offers comprehensive information about all of your UC benefits, including medical and retirement benefits and much more, along with easy access to your benefits accounts. You’ll also find timely UC news, policy updates, tools and resources, and stories about the university and the people who work here.