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Ecotime Campus Timekeeping

Learn about the Ecotime Campus payroll timekeeping system rollout, training and support.

Ecotime Status

  • Check the Ecotime Campus Welcome page when you log in to see system and policy updates
  • Employees: Work with your timekeeper on Ecotime questions and information updates
  • Timekeepers and HR contacts: Open support tickets at support.ucsd.edu/path

Ecotime is a flexible payroll reporting tool that automates complicated pay calculations, provides agility in implementing wage and hour changes and strengthens compliance.

Ecotime is integrated with the UCPath Payroll & Human Resources system, ensuring accurate and timely pay and leave reporting.

Logging In to Ecotime Campus

Access at ecotimecampus.ucsd.edu or go to "Ecotime Campus" in the Blink Personal Tools menu.

The Ecotime Support Guide has solutions to many common new user issues,

Medical Center employees, visit Ecotime for the Medical Center.

Training and Guides

Non-Exempt (Hourly) Employee Information

Report Hours Worked

All non-exempt (hourly) employees are required to report daily time in, time out and meal breaks in addition to exception time such as vacation and sick days. This new reporting requirement brings UC San Diego into alignment with FLSA best labor practices and UCOP requirements.

Failure to Report Hours Can Affect Payday

Pay for non-exempt staff who do not record, Save and Complete hours worked each pay period. Pay checks will no longer be cut on campus. Checks will now be issued by the UC-wide payroll, benefits, and human resources system, UCPath.

Assigned Schedules

Your supervisor or timekeeper can assign a schedule to your timesheet when you log in to Ecotime. Assigned schedules provide preset time in, time out and a meal breaks for every day you work. You must still make and Save any changes to the assigned schedule and Complete your timesheet to submit it every pay period.

Request an assigned schedule, changes to an existing schedule or removal of an assigned schedule from your supervisor or timekeeper.  

Learn more in the Quick Guides for Non-Exempt (Hourly) Employees.

The Ecotime Rollout

Ecotime is live for all campus Ecotime users.

Updated 06/12/2020

Ecotime was rolled out to campus users in waves:

Rollout Wave #

Start Date

Vice Chancellor Areas/Departments


March 22, 2020

April 1, 2020

  • Payroll
  • IT Services
  • School of Medicine staff transitioning from HBS Ecotime

1 & 2


April 19, 2020

May 1, 2020 

  • Academic Affairs
  • Advancement
  • Chancellor’s Office
  • Chief Financial Officer
    (except for Temporary Employment Services, IT Services and Payroll)
  • Equity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Health Sciences (ARC)
    (except  Exempt Postdocs and House Staff rolling out in Wave 3)
  • Marine Sciences
    (except title codes rolling out in Wave 3*)
  • Medical Center (ARC)
  • Research
  • Resource Management and Planning
  • Student Affairs



May 31, 2020 

June 1, 2020 

  • Exempt Postdocs and House Staff
  • Temporary Employment Services (Dept. 167):
    • Staff will continue to enter/approve time in TOPS
    • TOPS data will upload to Ecotime and UCPath
  • Marine Sciences title codes listed below. *
    • Timekeeping for Mariners within department 253, Nimitz Marine Facility, will move to Ecotime, but Mariners themselves will continue current time submission processes.

* Marine Sciences title codes included in Wave 3:

5843, 5844, 5845, 5846, 5847, 5848, 5849, 5850, 5851, 5852, 5853, 5854, 5855, 5856, 5857, 5858, 5859, 5860, 5861, 5862, 5999, 6012, 6013, 6014, 6015, 6016

( Look up a title codes.)

This Ecotime rollout excludes:

  • Non-Academic Medical Center Employees (departments 3000-3999)
  • Those using or moving to Kronos (departments 94,112, 119, 132, 296, 297, 298, non-exempt staff of 412, 413 and 414)
  • Those using Telestaff (department 151)
  • Those using the Medical Center Ecotime instance (departments 2000-2230, 2232-2999)

( Look up department codes.)