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September 10, 2021

The GAEL rate for PI Portfolio projections has been updated from FY21 1.55% to FY22 1.75%. This went live on 9/10 after 5 pm. Projections created before this went live still show the FY21 1.55% rate. They need to be updated in order to trigger the FY22 rate to show. The update can be minor, like adding a period in the comment. Projections created after this update went live show the FY22 1.75% rate automatically.

April 5, 2021

Cal Answers Community,
Over the past two years, the Cal Answers team has focused on bringing UCPath data into Cal Answers. We have created and updated a wide array of reporting dashboards, and are happy to let you know the project is now complete. UCPath has a very big impact on Cal Answers reporting and we updated almost every subject area. Highlights of the changes include:
  • Decreased the time it takes for UCPath data to show in Cal Answers from two days to daily

March 31, 2021

Working with the VC-Equity & Inclusion's office, we have implemented a change in how the Pacific Islander ethnicity category rolls up in Cal Answers student reporting.  Rather than appearing under the "Asian/Pacific Islander" level 1 ethnicity category, the group will now be under "Underrepresented Minority."  In addition, the level 1 category of "Asian/Pacific Islander" will change to "Asian".  To ensure that trend reporting continues to work correctly, this change will apply to all historical data for both undergraduate and graduate students in Cal Answers.  Note that no level 2 or le

December 4, 2020

We've just completed some updates to the Course View report in the Curriculum Long Term Planning dashboard that will help make planning for Summer course offerings a bit easier.  We've added three new filters to the report:  Student Level, Term Session Number, and Summer Student Ty

October 15, 2020

September 8, 2020

Cal Answers Finance and Payroll Communities,
When we transitioned from the legacy PPS system to UCPath, the term Payroll Period End Date (or Pay Period End Date) took on a new meaning. The Payroll Period End Date is now the last date of the UCPath payroll period in which pay was processed, corresponding to the old PPS term Pay Cycle End Date. The equivalent of the old Pay Period End Date field is now the Earnings Period End Date field. 

July 31, 2020

Cal Answers Financials Community,

July 30, 2020

Updates to Cal Answers Payroll dashboard and legacy Payroll Leave Accrual report is retired

Cal Answers Payroll Community,

May 14, 2020

Cal Answers Payroll and HR Communities,

May 7, 2020

April 24, 2020

March 5, 2020

February 20, 2020

Cal Answers PI Portfolio Community,

December 9, 2019

Cal Answers is moving to CalNet 2-step verification. Beginning on Sunday, December 15, when you log in to Cal Answers, you'll be asked to sign in with your CalNet ID and then approve access to your account via DUO. Once you've signed in, you'll be taken directly to the Cal Answers system home page.
Why use CalNet 2-step verification?

December 4, 2019

In a presentation typically delivered to new deans and select managers on campus, the Office of Planning & Analysis (OPA) will share institutional data about the UC Berkeley undergraduate student body.

Ever wonder what U.S. States our out-of-state domestic students come from, or how the demographics of freshman entrants differ from transfer entrants? OPA staff will cover these topics, and much much more.

October 31, 2019

Cal Answers Student Data Community:

We have recently created several new Cal Answers Student dashboard reports, in addition to updating several others.

Summer by Multiple Fields

October 7, 2019

Student census data for Fall 2019 is now available in Cal Answers dashboards and subject areas.

September 26, 2019

August 19, 2019

Cal Answers Student Data Community,

The Undergrad Apps by Multiple Fields report in the Undergraduate Applicants dashboard used an older design that only allowed you to group data by four fields at a time. Newer reports in Cal Answers, however, such as Grad Apps by Multiple Fields, Financial reports, and HR reports, all use an improved design in which you can include or exclude any number of fields that you want from a large list.

July 25, 2019

Cal Answers HR Community,
We're pleased to announce we've updated the Cal Answers HR Workforce Detail dashboard to include reports on job funding data.
Release timeline for dashboards affected by UCPath