A biweekly digest of news related to The Upgrade | April 2, 2015
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Prepare for CutoverCircle that reads Are you Ready? One week to go.

Since The Upgrade involves updating several complex systems in sequence, the systems cutover period will be longer than previous upgrades. Scheduled for April 10 - 20, PeopleSoft and related systems will be unavailable or in view-only mode. Here is how to prepare: 

Human Resource Systems
Finance Systems
Student Systems
Portal (myU and MyU) Reporting

Important Notice

The systems may be temporarily slow during the early days after launch because they are pulling in upgraded access profile information. Plus, the backlog of work will likely cause high traffic. So, expect things to take longer, and be patient as you learn new navigation and processes.

Advance Team Spotlight: Madonna Monette

Advance Team members are your colleagues who have volunteered to help your area prepare for The Upgrade. They have participated in advance training and received additional resources. This week, we talk with Madonna Monette, Chief Financial Manager for U of M Extension, and a Finance Advance Team member. Read how her unit has been preparing for The Upgrade and cutover.  

Find out who your Advance Teams are here



Video: The New MyU for Faculty

Go to MyU for Faculty video page

Take a look at new features and changes for faculty in the new MyU. These include streamlined access to teaching and advising information, consolidated grade entry, the Reporting Center, and MyU tabs for research and faculty career information. Learn more at upgrade.umn.edu/facultyVideo coming soon: "New MyU for Employees."

Easily download all job aids: Upgrade Training & Education

Want to download all the job aids for HR or Finance training and education in your area? Handy “all-in-one” PDFs for each course or tab with multiple job aids has been added. Read more...

Presentations & Events

Open labs for HRMS Users in April & May

HR System users will have valuable opportunities for hands-on practice in upgraded systems at Learning Labs in April and May. Read more to learn how to participate in learning labs...

The Upgrade Fair

Everyone is welcome to attend The Upgrade Fair on Wednesday, April 15th, in The Great Hall of the Coffman Memorial Union. Stop in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see demos, visit information booths, and get in-person support. (Psst: there will be free food.)

Brown Bags for FSUN members 

The Financial Systems User Network (FSUN) will be hosting three brown bags during The Upgrade cutover. These events will be available to see in-person or online. FSUN members can register online at z.umn.edu/fsun.

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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