Upgrades to enhance PeopleSoft HR, student records systems
Princeton NJ — Planned upgrades to the University’s PeopleSoft system are intended to provide better navigation, greater ease of use and new features for human resources and student records applications that are used by faculty, staff and students.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been working with the offices of human resources, the registrar, the dean of the faculty and others on the upgrades throughout the 2007-08 academic year. New versions of the systems are scheduled to be available Aug. 5. Current systems will be offline from Aug. 1-4 for upgrading.
Human resources applications affected include the online self-service system at www.princeton.edu/selfservice that enables faculty, staff and retirees to enroll in benefits plans, change personal information and update emergency contacts. The changes also affect nearly 430 staff members who are users of the central human resources, benefits and payroll systems.
Student administration applications affected include the online course registration system used by students as well as grading and advising sites used by faculty. They also include the undergraduate and graduate admission systems and academic administrative functions such as curriculum management, grade recording, course roster viewing, transcript updating and degree requirement tracking, which in total are used by some 1,450 faculty and staff members.
Irina Rivkin, senior manager of enterprise resource planning systems in OIT, said that navigation of the human resources self-service system will be greatly improved through the upgrades. Key changes on the academic side include a redesign of the course information and faculty advising systems with input from the Office of the Dean of the College, including one feature that will add students’ photos to each class roster, Rivkin noted.
The PeopleSoft financial system is not affected by the upgrades.
Information sessions, online demonstrations and hands-on training opportunities will be available prior to the launch of the upgraded systems. Registration information for training sessions and further details about new features are available at www.princeton.edu/PSHelp. Additional details about the upgrades also will be e-mailed to users of specific systems.
Questions can be directed to the OIT Help Desk at 258-HELP (4357).