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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nearly 400 attend ESUP update at All-HR meeting on Twin Cities campus

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University of Minnesota All HR Get-Together
Nearly 400 people, including 188 online, participated in the All HR Get-Together: An Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program Update for HR Professionals on Aug. 7 on the Twin Cities campus. The three-hour meeting gave human resources, finance and other professionals from the University’s five campuses a comprehensive update about ESUP, which is scheduled to go live in April 2015*. Participants also had the opportunity to ask detailed questions of several panelists.

The Get-Together included a welcome by Human Resources Vice President Kathy Brown, as well as an overview of ESUP by Executive Program Director Dennis Wenzel. The gathering also featured presentations by representatives of the three major workstreams -- Lori Lamb (Human Resources Management System), Susan Van Voorhis (Student) and Mike Volna (Finance). It also included presentations highlighting the major PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade changes that will affect the Human Resources Management System (HRMS), including the areas of position management, recruiting solutions, appointment structure, benefits, payroll accounting, electronic time and absence reporting, and the reporting center.

Those attending also heard an update about the new MyU portal that plans to launch in April as part of the upgraded systems. Amanda Wolford of Leadership and Talent Development provided an overview of the training plan and how-to resources that will be available to all employees before, during and after Go Live.

Photo of University of Minnesota Vice President Kathy Brown.
Vice President Kathy Brown addressing
the audience.

Vice President Brown thanked the entire ESUP team and noted that it’s due to their dedication, hard work and collaboration that the upgrade remains on budget and on time for its planned April launch. She also highlighted the important contributions that several groups have made to the HRMS Upgrade, including Subject Matter Experts, Functional Steering Committee members, HR Stars and HR Leads.

“This major technology upgrade will touch virtually all areas of our University and its five campuses,” Brown said. “It’s a critically important effort that will improve how we conduct business, how we serve students, and how we contribute to Minnesota and beyond. We have a great team, and I know the HRMS and ESUP initiatives will continue to more forward successfully. Keep up the great work!”

To see a video recording of the meeting, or the presentation slides, click here to go to the HRMS news and updates web page.

Graphic sketch of University of Minnesota All HR Meeting
All HR Get-Together sketch notes created by Jen Mein.

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