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Informational only. Anyone who can access MyAccess is on UCSF's data network.



The UCSF Campus Data Network Recharge was approved in March 2009 by the Chancellor’s Executive Budget Committee. (This does not apply to UCSF Medical Center.) Current recharge rates are $46.50 per month for faculty and staff and $11.63 per month for students and affiliates.

The Data Recharge System went live on November 30, 2009, and is accessible to authorized users by logging into My Access.

Continuing with the general understanding that the current $46.50 per FTE per month is a significantly subsidized rate and based on the Chancellor Executive Committee (CEC) presentation in 2012, you will find below the CEC-approved schedule of network recharge rates for your review and planning purposes.

How it works

At the end of each month, the final payroll computation for the month, which generates the payroll earn file, will be imported into the Data Network Recharge System. The system will calculate the recharge amount based on the predetermined monthly FTE cost and derived FTE percentage (for those who are recharge-eligible). The system will then apply the data network recharge fee to the identified COA, according to the percent time that an employee is paid by a particular funding source.

For example:

Campus employee May Smith is paid on three different funds, with the $44 allocated each month according to the percent time she is on each source:

May Smith 20% dpa/fund X $ 44/mo. = $8.80/mo.

May Smith 40% dpa/fund X $44/mo. = $17.60/mo.

May Smith 40% dpa/fund X $44/mo. = $17.60/mo.

Total 100%:    $44.00/mo.

Thus, May Smith’s funding source that supports 20 percent of her time would be charged $8.80 each month.

For part-time campus employees, the charge will be proportional to their percent FTE; e.g., someone working 50 percent time would be recharged $22 (50 percent of $44).


The student recharge is determined by the student quarterly census and is charged a flat rate of $11.63 per student.

Affiliates are identified by a query in MyAccess to identify individuals who logged into UCSF's network in the month and then referenced against the Hitachi Affiliate database table. Like students affiliates are charges a flat rate of $11.63 per affiliate.


For information on access to the Data Recharge System, contact the IT Service Desk at 415-514-4100 or go to