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Monday, October 14, 2013

HRMS project to preview changes, solicit input at town halls

As part of the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP), the HRMS upgrade will simplify and streamline the University's human resources management system and processes, add essential new self-service functionality, and improve data quality and the user experience. Interested faculty and staff are invited to attend one of three upcoming HRMS Upgrade Town Hall sessions scheduled for late October and November.

The purpose of these town halls is to share the latest information on HRMS project progress and decisions and to gather input from interested stakeholders to ensure that the new system, processes, and training meets your needs and those of the University. We will take a closer look at the major system changes identified to date, discuss challenges and opportunities posed by new functionality and processes, and more.

You can attend these town halls in person or online via UMConnect. The sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, October 31, 3 to 4 p.m., Physics 166 (East Bank)
  • Thursday, November 7, 3 to 4 p.m., Carlson 2-206 (West Bank)
  • Thursday, November 14, 3 to 4 p.m., Alderman Hall 415 (St. Paul)

Please RSVP via ULearn and take this opportunity to learn more about the HRMS upgrade and to engage in the change process. Our goal is a more streamlined and effective HRMS system that better supports our human resource  enterprise and the University’s academic mission.

For more information on the HRMS upgrade project or ESUP overall, visit z.umn.edu/hrms or upgrade.umn.edu.


  1. Choosing the same day of the week and time of day for each meeting means that people who can't make one session, probably can't make any of them. If multiple sessions are offered, it would help to increase attendance if you vary the day or time.

  2. Thank you for your comment. We realize that it was not optimal to schedule all three HRMS Town Halls on the same weekday and time. Scheduling was determined by the availability of presenters, and since we are still in the design phase of the project, we only had this option. We are planning 2014 town halls and we will do our best to offer them at different days and times.
    We appreciate your suggestion!

  3. Were any of these town hall meetings recorded and if so, where can those of us who were not able to attend or listen in view them?

    1. Yes, we have posted a video of the 10/31/13 HRMS Town Hall on the HRMS work stream website.
      Thanks for asking!

  4. Yes, we have posted a video of the 10/31/13 HRMS Town Hall on the HRMS work stream website.
    Thanks for asking!