A biweekly digest of news related to the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program | May 22, 2014
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Sneak Peek: The New myU Portal

The purpose of the new myU portal is to help staff, faculty and students be successful in getting their business done at the U. Take a peek at the homepage for the new myU and learn how the University community will use some of its features.

Questions about ESUP or the new myU? Email us at esup@umn.edu.


OHR speaks with one voice on HRMS upgrade

In late April and early May, all Office of Human Resources (OHR) staff were invited to attend one of four high-level training sessions regarding the more significant changes coming as a result of HRMS Upgrade Project and the impact of those changes on the ways in which OHR does its work. Those training sessions are now complete, with participation of nearly 100 percent.

At the end of each session, small groups were asked to share what they learned by developing an “elevator speech” they could share with colleagues or University leaders if asked about the upgrade. More than 20 speeches were drafted and compiled; the word cloud helps to illustrate the major themes that emerged from the small groups. Read more...


ESUP plans for launch: getting down to details

What happens to regular business activities during the upgrade itself?
During the upgrade period in February 2015, PeopleSoft systems will be available for inquiry only for a period of time while the new systems are brought online.

In advance of system upgrade activities next February, ESUP will share a set of detailed processing procedures and deadlines with the community. Here’s a small sample of the Finance fiscal year-end process to illustrate what will be available. Read more...


Student work stream hosts Town Hall

The Student work stream held a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 15. More than 250 staff from all University of Minnesota system campuses gathered at locations across the state to hear about changes that will affect students, faculty and staff as a result of the upgrade to the student system. Highlights of the presentation include:
  • An overview of how ESUP came about, its goals, and how those goals fit into President Kaler’s Operational Excellence initiatives Read more...

Tell us what you think! Or invite us for a visit.

Questions for a work stream? Something on your mind? Wondering how ESUP will affect you? Suggestions for a Q&A? Want us to come visit your office, department or center and chat with you about ESUP? Shoot us an email at esup@umn.edu.

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