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Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekly Update for April 29, 2013

HRMS upgrade to include key new functionality
The HRMS work stream is excited to announce two key decisions that will mean important new functionality for HRMS users at implementation. The Executive Oversight Committee has approved a timing change to include Time & Labor and Absence Management with the initial implementation. The committee also approved a scope change to include Recruiting Solutions -- previously referenced as Talent Acquisition Management (TAM) or Employee Applicant Tracking -- as part of the current upgrade. These modules will provide high-demand functionality without increasing the project timeline or budget. Kudos to everyone who helped to make the business case for these important system enhancements!

Backes to replace Warren on Integration Steering Committee
Lisa Warren, chair of the Integration Steering Committee since its inception in 2012, has recently stepped down from that role. Andrea Backes (College of Biological Sciences) has assumed the chair responsibilities, effective April 22, 2013. "I am grateful for the masterful role that Lisa has played in helping to get the Program launched. I am also pleased that Andrea Backes, who serves as Director of Finance and HR for me in CBS, will transition into the role as chair,” said Dean Robert Elde, chair of the Executive Oversight Committee. “Since Andrea and I work closely within CBS we will be able to optimally coordinate the work of the committees that we chair."

New faces around ESUP
ESUP welcomes new team members for the second week in a row! Help us welcome Bruce Erickson who joins ESUP as a strategic communications consultant for the program with a Reporting and Data Management focus. The Student work stream welcomes a new consultant, Peg Johnson (Student Records), and a new analyst, Barbara Jensen (Admissions). Finally, CCI consultant Dan Croce (technology) is transitioning off the project. Bob Nadon is transitioning on as Croce’s replacement. Welcome, all!

ESUP on the road
Program director Andy Hill and assistant director Santiago Fernandez-Gimenez visited the Morris campus last week to meet with staff and campus leadership involved with the Program. Members of ESUP plan to visit the Crookston campus this week to hold a similar event. If you would like ESUP to visit your department or college, please email esup@umn.edu or Tricia Conway (conwa012@umn.edu) for more information.

Quick hits and reminders from across the work streams

  • The Student work stream is holding its bi-monthly all-Student team meeting this Thursday. Attendees can expect a presentation on the Portal project.
  • The Reporting and Data Management work stream attended a Data Governance retreat last week hosted by Enterprise Data Management and Reporting.

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