Payroll Personnel System

Required Classes for Users in Preparer and Reviewer Roles on PPS and OPTRS Structures

See the SDPS catalog for class descriptions.  Scroll to the bottom of the catalog page for the PPS classes, open each for a description. Enroll in the Campus UC Learning Center entering the class code provided.

Supervisors are encouraged to enroll employees in the classes based on their anticipated role in PPS, and can contact SD&PS for assistance with how to do this if needed. Enrollment should be completed at least a week in advance of attending classes.

It is advised that participants attend classes in the order listed here to maximize learning opportunity. Enrollment can be spread over more than one month, but if delay is due to class size (on waiting list) employee or supervisor can contact the PPS Administrator to see if accomodation can be made to include participant in a class.

PPS (Personnel Transactions) Preparers & Reviewers

Online Classes

BEFORE attending any of the classroom training options listed below, the following 4 online classes MUST be completed one week prior to the classroom training.

  • PPS Payroll Personnel System 101 (30 minutes - Link to catalog)
  • PPS Payroll Policy and Introduction (30 minutes - Link to catalog)
  • PPS New Hire Paperwork (20 minutes - Link to catalog)
  • PPS Policy & Procedures: Staff Personnel (40 minutes) Class Code DAC-PPS816E

The following online courses can be taken after attending classroom training, but are required for access.

  • PPS Policy & Procedure Academic Personnel (20 minutes - Link to catalog) (Note: Not required to be taken before attending classroom training, but helpful)
  • PPS P&P Benefits (60-90 minutes - Link to catalog) (Note: Not required to be taken before attending classroom training, but helpful)
Classroom Training

Employees are required to present a departmental signed copy of their PPS Access/Change Application to the PPS Administrator at ppshelp@ucdavis.edu at least one week prior to the class in order to attend. Only employees who will be responsible for PPS/OPTRS administrative functions/transactions will be permitted to attend due to the confidential information accessed in the course.


OPTRS (Payroll Transactions) Preparers & Reviewers

Online Classes

BEFORE attending any of the classroom training options listed below, the following 2 online classes MUST be completed on week prior to the classroom training.

Classroom Training

Employees are required to present a departmental signed copy of their PPS Access/Change Application to the PPS Administrator at ppshelp@ucdavis.edu atleast one week prior to the class in order to attend. Only employees who will be responsible for PPS/OPTRS administrative functions/transactions will be permitted to attend due to the confidential information accessed in the course.

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