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Payroll Personnel System (PPS) Training

The Payroll/Personnel System (PPS) is the university's human resources and payroll system and contains a wide variety of employee demographic, employment, and payroll data, both current and historical. The primary purpose of PPS is to ensure that all employees are paid properly and in a timely fashion and to support payroll-related reporting requirements of both the university and external agencies.

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PPS trainings are offered free of charge to UCSC staff.

Courses

  • PPS Basics
    • Description: Basics is a general introduction to the Payroll/Personnel System. It is comprised of two parts:
      • Web-based prep guide which provides an overview of the PPS system.
      • 4 hour hands-on training using PPS in the computer lab.
    • Prerequisites: PPS Basics
    • Required of all PPS Preparers, Mandatory Reviewers, and their back-ups.
  • OPTRS Training (Online Payroll Time Reporting System)
    • Description: OPTRS Training is offered online. Please contact us if you have a need to complete OPTRS Training.
    • Prerequisites: PPS Basics
    • Required of all OPTRS Preparers, OPTRS Mandatory Reviewers, and their back-ups.
  • OPTRS TOPES Training (OPTRS "Transfers Only" Training)
    • Description: OPTRS TOPES Training is offered online. Please contact us if you have a need to complete OPTRS TOPES Training.
    • Prerequisites: PPS Basics
    • Required of all OPTRS TOPES Preparers, OPTRS TOPES Mandatory Reviewers, and their back-ups.
  • Full PPS Training Program
    • Description: Full PPS Training is offered on an as-needed basis. Please contact us if you have questions regarding Full PPS Training.
    • Prerequisites: PPS Basics
    • Required of all PPS Preparers, Mandatory Reviewers, and their back-ups.
  • Academic PPS Training Program
    • Description: Academic PPS Training is offered on an as-needed basis. Please contact us if you have questions regarding Academic PPS Training.
    • Prerequisites: PPS Basics
    • Required of all PPS Preparers, Mandatory Reviewers, and their back-ups.

Enrollment

Confirmation

  • A confirmation email will be sent to you upon registration.  Please email pps_office@ucsc.edu if confirmation has not been received.

Prerequisites

  • Please remember to complete all prerequisites before attending a training.

Training Resources

Web-based Prep Guide and Quiz Required of all PPS users.

PPS Training Prep Guide

(Click on the icon above to access the web-based prep guide.)

  
  
  
  
  
collapse Class : PPS Basic Training ‎(7)
PPS Basic Training2300 Delaware, Room B2796/6/20168:30 AM12:30 PM
PPS Basic Training2300 Delaware, Room B2797/11/20168:30 AM12:30 PM
PPS Basic Training2300 Delaware, Room B2799/12/20168:30 AM12:30 PM
PPS Basic Training2300 Delaware, Room B27910/3/20168:30 AM12:30 PM
PPS Basic Training2300 Delaware, Room B27911/7/20168:30 AM12:30 PM
PPS Basic Training2300 Delaware, Room B27912/5/20168:30 AM12:30 PM
PPS Basic Training2300 Delaware, Room B2798/8/20168:30 AM12:30 PM
Additional Links & Resources

All questions and inquiries can be directed to pps_office@ucsc.edu.

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