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PeopleSoft HR - PeopleTools upgrade scheduled for weekend of November 17, 2017

During the weekend of November 17, 2017, GTS will perform an upgrade of PeopleTools in the Human Resources PeopleSoft system. This upgrade lays the groundwork for future functional upgrades to the system. PeopleTools 8.56 goes a long way to enable the new Graphical User Interface (GUI) that is referred to as Fluid. Fluid makes it possible to "fluidly" move from desktop to tablet to mobile device, automatically adjusting to the available viewing space.

The HR PeopleSoft system will be taken down on Friday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m. and will remain unavailable until approximately 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. During this time employees will not be able to punch in and out, so timekeepers will need to collect paper timesheets for that period and key the time in when the system is back online. Also during the outage, the Gallaudet Employment Opportunities page will not display job openings or allow applicants to submit job applications.  Also during the outage access to the Gallaudet Employment Opportunities page will not display job openings or allow applicants to submit job applications.

After the upgrade, users will notice a change in the way the application looks and feels, though it will still be possible to access the standard menu to navigate just as before. The landing page will now display "Tiles" much like people are already used to seeing on their phones, tablets, or even laptops and desktops. These tiles make navigating more intuitive than the old menu system.

Sample employee landing page after the upgrade:

Note: The Classic Home tile will take the user to the standard menu navigation.

If you have questions please feel free to contact Jim King, Director, Enterprise Information Systems, james.king@gallaudet.edu.

 

Posted by James King | Posted November 8, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002