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Required Classes

Please note that classes will be offered April, May & June, due to the postponed transition to UCPath.

Required classes for users in Preparer and Reviewer Roles on PPS and OPTRS structures.

See the Learning & Development course catalog for class descriptions. 

  1. Select the Course Catalog block.
  2. Select Human Resource Management block.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen for the PPS classes.
  4. Open each for a description.
  5. 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 Learning & Development (sdps@ucdavis.edu) 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 (ppshelp@ucdavis.edu) to see if accommodation can be made to include participant in a class.

Note: All classes are subject to cancellation due to anticipated transition to UCPath (replacing PPS).


PPS (Personnel Transactions) Preparers & Reviewers

Online Classes

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

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

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 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.