LETS Sweep Changes


Since the change over to UCPath in July, LETS time sweeps needed to be made earlier in the pay cycle to match the processing schedule of UCPath. This resulted in salaried employees needing to estimate up to half of their time for a month, causing numerous payroll adjustments.

We are pleased to inform you that we have developed a sweep calendar in cooperation with UCPath management that reduces the number of days to be projected on your timecard each month. In addition to sweep dates being later in the month, we will need to change the time of our LETS sweep. Effective Monday, January 4, all LETS sweeps will now be at 10 a.m., rather than noon, on sweep dates. 

For your reference, the 2021 UCPath Lab payroll calendar has three tabs: Biweekly Sweep Dates, Monthly Sweep Dates, and Payroll Calendar. Please use it to find your sweep dates and ensure your time is released and approved prior to 10 a.m. on that date. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll team at 510-486-6543.


Berkeley Lab Now Uses UCPath



UCPath Update: Use AskUS System to Reach Payroll


If you need help with any payroll-related issue you should create a ticket through the Lab’s AskUS system. The email address [email protected] will no longer be monitored. Read more about the new process.



From the Human Resources list of service options: 

    1. Select Payroll
    2. Select Payroll Help Request
    3. Fill out the Payroll Ticket form
    4. Select the Issue Type that best describes the issue
    5. Briefly add a description; add attachments if necessary
    6. Select Submit Now and the ticket will be sent to the Payroll team to research and resolve


For outside agencies and former employees without access to the Lab’s AskUS system please call Payroll at (510) 486-6543 for further assistance.


W-2 Forms Available Electronically


Berkeley Lab employees may elect to receive their Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-2, in an IRS-approved PDF. Federal regulations require that employees give their consent to receive their Form W-2 in an electronic format. Once consent is given, it carries forward each year and does not need to be repeated. 


To sign up for electronic W-2 delivery visit the UCPath website:



You can access your W2s in UCPath from August 2020 forward. Anything prior to that will be accessible in the Lab's HRIS Employee Self Service.