A biweekly digest of news related to The Upgrade (Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program) | FEBRUARY 05, 2015
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The Upgrade Plans to Launch in April

The Upgrade of our PeopleSoft systems is planned for April. The systems interruption, or cutover period, when PeopleSoft and related systems are unavailable or view-only, is expected to begin on April 10th and last approximately 10 days. 

Many activities need to happen between now and then, including additional testing, business process changes, and cutover preparation. Here are ways to get ready:     Information will soon be provided about: The Upgrade Fair, where users can get hands-on experience, and The Upgrade Readiness Survey. Please note changes to class registration dates.


Readiness survey helps units prepare

A new readiness survey will help University communities prepare for The Upgrade. Piloted by the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the Office of Human Resources (OHR), the survey is an easy-to-use checklist for preparation, and delivers helpful data on unit readiness. Read more...

Changes to class registration dates

To accommodate the planned Upgrade cutover and Go Live periods in April, class registration timing is changing. Most registration periods will be held earlier than previously published to ensure students can successfully register for May, summer, and fall terms. Read more...

Asked & Answered

Shannon Luloff

What can I expect from Advance Team members?

You have heard about volunteer Advance Team members, who are helping their areas prepare for The Upgrade. But who are these people and what do they do? Read this Q&A with Shannon Luloff, an HR Ops Leader and Upgrade Advance Team member for the Academic Health Center.

What's Changing?

Critical task for payroll

After the PeopleSoft upgrade, how employees enter Appointment Data into the Human Resources Management System will change. Accurate and timely Appointment Entry is critical. It drives pay and virtually every other important HR function. Read more...

MyU Preview: HR tabssnapshot of MyU HR tab diagram

In the upgraded systems, employee tasks currently performed in the HRSS website will be in the new MyU, including viewing paychecks, enrolling in benefits, and viewing supervised employee information. Explore how these features will look in the new MyU.

Tell us what you think!

Questions? Something on your mind? Wondering how The Upgrade will affect you? Suggestions for a Q&A? Shoot us an email at upgrade@umn.edu.

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