Key deadlines announced for PPS retirement


ERSO PET request process and deadlines: Completed and approved PET forms may either be dropped off at 197M Cory Hall or emailed to In order to ensure timely processing and corrections before the system is retired, the last submission deadline is Monday, August 19, 2019.

Fall 2019 GSR Appointment Deadline is July 15, 2019


GSR Appointment Deadlines

07/15/2019 - Graduate Student Researcher Appointment Request must be submitted and approved to ensure timely hiring for Fall 2019.
08/08/2019 - GSRs, both new and rehires, must complete paperwork to ensure August paycheck is received on 09/01/2019.
08/21/2019 - Last day to complete hiring paperwork; however, any paperwork completed after 8/8/19 risk receiving their August paycheck on 10/01/2019.

UCPath does not allow us to accommodate late requests, so it's important to adhere to these deadlines.

Hiring/Onboarding Schedule

Student and GSR Hiring sessions are held in 199M Cory as follows:

Tuesdays 9am-11am
Wednesdays 1pm-3pm
Thursdays 1pm-3pm

Contact with any questions about the hiring process.

New Certified Research Administrators


The Certified Research Administrator (CRA) is a designation granted by the Research Administrators Certification Council. After much hard work and an arduous examination Miriam Kader, Sanchita Pal, Judy Tam and Sarah Gaugler have just been certified and are now in the national registry. Congratulations!

ERSO Appreciates our Awesome staff!


ERSO celebrated all the great people that make up the ERSO team. We enjoyed an island themed event with mocktails, delicious island buffet and beautiful Hawaiian dancers. It was a gorgeous sunny day in Berkeley spent with colleagues enjoying each other's company.

April 24th ERSO Staff Salute


Congrats to our latest Staff Salute winners!

Mary Cuison – October 2018
Erik Hoopes – November 2018
Natalie Chen – December 2018
Hannah Holloway – January 2019
Mary Courtney – February 2019
Larry Polito – March 2019

1st Quarter SPOT Award Winners:

  1. Alice Wong
  2. Cathy Weaver
  3. Gina Banton
  4. Joel Spitzer
  5. Maria Odezynskyj
  6. Sarah Lirio
  7. Veronika Blair

Team High Five Winners:

UC Path Team:

  1. Eboni Wilson
  2. Rebecca Foster
  3. Cathy Weaver
  4. Alberto Marcelo
  5. Joel Spitzer
  6. Nadya Abo-Shaeer (although Nadya is not an ERSO team member, she is supported by us and is providing training support to our region)

The Cal Answers Team:

  1. Sarah Gaugler
  2. Damon Hinson
  3. Derek Johnson
  4. Anthony Stamos
  5. Judy Tam
  6. Leslie Goldstein

Effort Report Certification Period


Effort reporting is a process mandated by the federal government to verify that direct labor charges to, or cost shared on, sponsored projects are accurate, timely, and reflect the actual level of work performed. For more information on Effort Reporting, visit CGA’s website:

Deadlines are listed here:
03/01/2019 - 04/30/2019: ERC Review Period for July through December 2018
03/28/2019: Self-Certifier Deadline
04/02/2019: PI Review Period begins
04/18/2018: PI Review Period ends
April 30, 2019: Hard deadline for final certification!

For specific questions about your effort reports, please contact your Research Administrator or Effort Report Coordinator.

UCPATH Employee Information Session


On January 23rd, ERSO held an employee information session about the employee self-service functions in UCPATH. If you missed the presentation, you may view it here. We also encourage you to view this video about the Employee Portal. (Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to access the link):

A few important reminders:

  • If you already have direct deposit set-up, there is nothing you need to do. It will roll into UCPATH from our current HR system.
  • If you do not have direct deposit set-up, we encourage you to do so now. Instructions on how to do so are available at this link:
  • ERSO HR and Payroll Operations will continue to be your resource as they are now for your HR and payroll needs.
  • As we transition to UCPATH, transactions may take longer. Please plan ahead and please be patient as we are all learning the new system at the same time.

ERSO Welcomes ORUs to our Service Community


ERSO welcomes the following Organized Research Units (ORU), formally supported by Team 9:

Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)
California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE)
Center for Environmental Design Research (CEDR)
Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS)
Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD)
UC Transportation Center

Effective December 18, 2018, these ORUs will receive support services from ERSO.

For any questions on how to access services from ERSO, please contact the appropriate functional team using our alias.

Toys for Tots and Teens


ERSO is participating in the Toys for Tots and Teens Program led by UCPD. This event will benefit the young victims of the Camp Fire.

Donation bins are located in the 199MF Cory; the bins will be there until Friday, December 14th.

You can help by donating new toys and school supplies for all ages from infants to teens.

Only new and unwrapped items in their original packaging can be accepted. Donations will be checked, so please do not wrap them.

Items NOT accepted include:

  • No money or gift cards
  • No violent toys or video games (i.e. guns, weapons, military, etc.)
  • No religious items (i.e. bibles, crosses, etc.)
  • No electrical, spark-producing, or friction-producing toys
  • No parts that can pinch fingers/toes or catch hair
  • No toys made of glass or brittle plastic
  • No food, clothing, or housewares
  • No large banners or poster-size artwork
  • Any glue or paint in craft kits must be non-toxic

August 21st ERSO Staff Salute


Congrats to our latest Staff Salute winners!

April - Anthony Stamos
May - Gwen Lindsey
June - Damon Hinson

2nd Round SPOT Award Winners:

  1. Alberto Marcelo
  2. Gus Monino
  3. Noriko Katagiri
  4. Sarah Runyon
  5. Reed Helgens
  6. Anthony Stamos
  7. Damon Hinson
  8. Sanchita Pal
  9. Maria Odezynskyj
  10. Derek Johnson
  11. Myra Rose
  12. Farah Pranawahadi

ERSO Staff Salute team members making it happen for our Summer Fun Fest!

Pictured: Sanchita Pal and Cathy Weaver

The Champs are here! ERSO team members show off their competitive side!

Pictured: Alberto Marcelo, Cynthia Weekley and Tom Parsons

Celebrating our 2nd Quarter ERSO Staff Salute winners!

Pictured: Anthony Stamos and Damon Hinson