10/14/14 HR Direct Upgrade Complete


 

HCM 9.2

General Communications

 

 

The HR Direct 9.2 upgrade is complete and the system is now live for use. 

 

Prior to logging in to the application all users must clear cache.  Cache clearing instructions by web browser are available www.uml.edu/HR/HRDirect/Job-Aids-and-Training/General-Access.aspx

 

There will be drop in sessions for assistance using the newly upgraded HR Direct 9.2 system on Friday, October 17th and Monday, October 20th from 9 – 3:00 in University Crossing room 158.  Possible reasons to stop in:

-          Entering time through Employee Self-Service

-          Approving time through Manager Self-Service

-          Updating personal information (i.e. address, direct deposit account, etc.)

-          General payroll information

 

HR/Payroll staff will be available to answer your questions.

 

If you are having trouble logging into HR Direct 9.2 please contact the Help Desk at help@uml.edu.  If you experience any issues once you are logged into the application please contact hr@uml.edu.

10/7/2014 HR Direct Upgrade Go Live



The start of the school year is also one of the biggest periods of time for new employees.  In particular a lot of first time student employees.    There are job aids and videos to help new employees learn about the features of the HR Direct system.

A couple key things to know...
  1. All Employees are on a bi-weekly pay cycle.  See pay calender for deadlines and pay dates. 
  2. Student hours must be approved by the manager in order to have payroll processed.

Here are a couple links to get you started:

6/6/14 Paycheck Information

The June 6th paycheck does NOT have GIC health deductions or parking deductions because it is the third pay period within a month.  

This occurs 2 times per year and is normal.

Important time reporting information for this pay period....

Monday, February 17, 2014 was President’s Day Holiday

Thursday, February 13, 2014 the University was closed due to inclement weather.  Employees who had planned time off such as vacation or personal time need to report their planned time off.  
Employees who planned to work on Thursday, February 13th, and did not due to the University closing should report time for University Closed (Timesheet Code is UCLSD 7.5 hours).


Tuesday, February 18, 2014 the University was partially closed at 2PM due to inclement weather.  Employees who had planned time off such as vacation or personal time need to report their planned time off.  

Employees who planned on working a full workday on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 and did not due to the University closing should report time for regular time worked as (REG 4.5 hours) and report University Closed (Timesheet Code is UCLSD 3 hours).

Wednesday, February 5th the University was closed due to inclement weather.  Employees who had planned time off such as vacation or personal time need to report their planned time off. 

 

Employees who planned to work on Wednesday, February 5th and did not due to the University closing should report time for University Closed (Timesheet Code is UCLSD).

See Job Aid for more details on how to enter time in HR Direect

2013 W-2's for Employees

W2 Year End Forms will be mailed to addresses on file within HR Direct as of 1/17/2014

W2's are also now available for employees in HR Direct under Self Service > Payroll and Compensation. 

Employees looking for additional information on their 2013 W2 can click onto the UMASS W2 Information link for a more detailed explanation on 2013 tax reporting.


2013 W-2 Information for Employees (as of January 9 2014).pdf
The University was partially closed from 12/29/2013 through 1/1/2014 New Year’s Day.  Employees who did NOT work on Monday December 30th and Tuesday December 31st need to report vacation or personal time for those two days.

Thursday, January 2nd and Friday, January 3rd 2014, the University was closed due to inclement weather.  Employees who had planned time off such as vacation or personal time need to report their planned time off.  

Employees who planned to work on Thursday, January 2nd and Friday, January 3rd 2014 and did not due to the University closing should report time for University Closed (Timesheet Code is UCLSD).   

If you need more assistance on how to enter time, please see one of the available job aids:


Staff should see the following job aid:

NOTE: Non-essential personnel should put in their regularly scheduled hours (standard is 7.5) using the University Closed (UCLSD) code. Non-essential personnel do not earn comp time on a day UMass Lowell is official closed even if they work for a few hours from home or came into the office.

Police as essential employees should see the following job aid:  


Reporting Time for the Holiday Closing

The University will be partially closed from Monday December 23rd – Friday December 27, 2013

Employees should report their time for the pay period (12/15/2013 – 12/28/2013) before the close of the business day on Thursday December 19th 2013.  With the exception of the holiday December 25th, employees should report vacation or personal time for hours that were not worked during that period.

Recently a few employees have reported issues with Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and in particular if a user clicks a field lookup magnifier icon ( spyglass.JPG), the processing icon spins indefinitely without displaying field options.  Users that need to access lookup values must use a different browser. IE11 IS NOT A CERTIFIED BROWSER.

While we don't require any single browser, users should be aware of what is currently certified by PeopleSoft to work with our HR Direct system.  Many users will not have issues using a non-certified browser and Firefox seems to have some of the greater success for users.  

We are on version 8.51 of PeopleTools which is what determines the certifications for PeopleSoft access. 

Note #1: iSiS is on version 8.52 and Finance is 8.53, so the certifications are slightly different for each.

Note #2: HR Direct is scheduled to be upgraded by fall 2014.    

Here are the currently certified browsers:

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safari ps851.JPG

 

See Oracle's  Browser Compatibility Guide-Jun2013 if you are having specific issues with one of the certified browsers.

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