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2018 Staff Excellence Award - Manager - Michelle Snyder

After many years of planning, UC Merced transitioned to UCPath, the UC’s new payroll system. Snyder and her team worked tirelessly for months to get the campus ready to ensure UC Merced employees got paid on time and accurately.

Launching UCPath required Snyder to run an entirely new payroll system without the luxury of having any previous model to follow. She navigated the new system by using her institutional knowledge of the campus’s former payroll workflow processes.

Snyder set agendas and developed critical content for meetings and numerous campuswide communications for various stakeholders across all levels of the university. She handled it all while simultaneously coordinating with the UCPath Center in Riverside.

She developed new payroll workflows and provided technical advisory support to other campus departments so they, too, could develop process workflows to best facilitate UCPath’s implementation.

“Michelle has been a tireless champion of staff, faculty and students to ensure an effective transition to UCPath,” her endorser wrote. “Nights, weekends, and even over the holiday break, Michelle was working to ensure that all of us were paid.”

Original article- Staff Excellence Award Winners Honored for Exceptional Service