A biweekly digest of news related to the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program | August 7, 2014
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Making the Grade with ESUP

New NR "grade" provides clarity, helps streamline process

After a term filled with assignments, tests, and class participation, the final step in assigning grades is entering the grade to post to students’ records. In order to submit these grades on the final grade roster, a grade must be assigned to every student. Occasionally, a barrier arises in assigning a grade to a student. When that happens, the entire grade roster cannot be submitted and all students in the class don’t receive a grade and instead see a blank space. This can be confusing and frustrating for students who may experience negative consequences of not having a posted grade for their class work (e.g., delayed graduation, reduced financial aid, limits on athletic participation).

These blank grades will be eliminated and more students will have their assigned grade posted as a result of ESUP. Read more...


OHR's Krattiger, Negrini begin new roles; Departing Lamb says project in "good hands"

Vice President Kathy Brown recently announced some key leadership changes within the Office of Human Resources that will affect the Human Resources Management System Upgrade, as well as the larger Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP). Beginning Aug. 11, Kelly Krattiger will provide OHR’s interim leadership for ESUP, and Laura Negrini will serve as the interim lead for OHR’s Operations group.

The leadership changes follow the recent announcement that Lori Lamb, OHR Director of Operations, is leaving the University to become Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at the California State University system. Her last day at the University will be August 8th. Read more...

ESUP's Integration team holding office hours to help University units

ESUP’s Integration Team is holding office hours to help units across the University with applications that pull data from PeopleSoft prepare for the changes ESUP will bring.

 Changes to underlying data structures or to the data itself mean local units will likely need to modify their systems and applications. If these changes are not made prior to the systems’ launch in February 2015, the current links to data will not be available. Read more...

Change from paper time sheets to electronic reporting focus of July HR Stars meeting

Nearly 100 members of the University’s HR Stars participated in-person or online in the group’s most recent meeting on July 31 on the Minneapolis campus. Representatives from all five system campuses participated.

One of the primary focuses of the meeting was on the new Electronic Time and Absence Reporting capability, which will go live in February as part of the Human Resources Management System Upgrade. Once the upgrade launches, University employees who previously filled out paper time sheets or absence forms will now complete their reporting online. And supervisors or unit administrators who previously reviewed and signed paper forms, will now complete their review and approval online. Read more...

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