Cal Answers Position Management dashboard updated

September 26, 2019
Cal Answers HR Community,
As part of the UCPath conversion, we have updated the Cal Answers Position Management dashboard and we are pleased to announce it is now live with data from UCPath. The Campus Position Management dashboard you have been using up to this point has been renamed Legacy Campus Position Management dashboard and now includes only pre-UCPath data through March 8, 2019.
Release timeline for dashboards affected by UCPath
We're working to re-release the Cal Answers reports with data from UCPath and have posted the working draft of our timeline on the Cal Answers website. 
Position Management dashboard - with UCPath data
This dashboard will allow you to review a list of positions in order to add or update chartstrings in the Funding Entry module in UCPath to minimize payroll going into suspense. You can also use the list of positions to clean up earn codes in UCPath. 
There are no major changes to the way the new dashboard works; it's primarily different from the legacy dashboard because it is pulling data from UCPath as of March 2019. There is no legacy data in this dashboard. If you only need data from prior to the UCPath transition, please use the Legacy Campus Position Management dashboard. Additionally, there is also no longer a Position Exception report tab; exceptions are now included in the Position Roster and Position Funding report tabs.
Training resources
  • Wiki: The wiki for Workforce Detail has been updated with definitions of the terms used in the new dashboard and an overview of the new reporting tabs. 
  • Job aids: The job aids for the new dashboards are available on the HR Reporting page.
  • Webinar training: The Cal Answers team is offering webinars on October 17 and 24that will provide an overview of the Position Management dashboard. Please visit the training page to learn more and sign up. We'll also post a recorded webinar to the Cal Answers website afterward.
Access to the new dashboards
If you have access to the Legacy Campus Position Management dashboard, you have access to the new dashboard and do not need to take any action. If you did not previously have access and would like to request it, please follow the instructions in the"Campus Workforce Planning (HR) Dashboards and Ad Hoc Access" section on the Access page.
Questions and feedback
If you have questions about using Cal Answers, please contact the Cal Answers Help Desk at 664-9000 (option 1, then option 2) or
Thank you,
Cal Answers Team
Office of the Vice Chancellor of Finance