Welcome to the CEHD Human Resources Intranet
HR Deadlines & Important Dates:

DUE 04/30/2017:
Deadline to complete and deliver performance appraisals to employees. 

DUE 05/05/2017:
The first papaya deadline for summer appointments.

DUE 05/12/2017:
Papaya deadline for summer appointments effective 05/29/2017.

DUE 05/19/2017:
Papaya deadline for summer appointments effective 06/12/2017. 

DUE 06/23/2017:
Papaya deadline for summer appointments effective 07/10/2017.  Details on all papaya deadlines can be located here

Recent HR Announcements: 

06/16/2017 Friday Connection:


Personal Holiday Reminders

Use it or lose it! Employees eligible for a personal holiday can use their FY 2017 accrual until June 30. Personal holiday accruals do not carry over to the new fiscal year.


FY 2018 personal holidays will accrue on July 1. The Absence Management system won't accept an absence request for the FY18 personal holiday until it accrues. As a result, employees who want to use their personal holiday right away in July should discuss that with their supervisor and then submit the request to the system after it has accrued on July 1.


Please remember that Personal Holidays are a replacement for a scheduled University Holiday and must be taken in full-day increments.

Papaya Reminder

The final Summer Papaya deadline is next Friday, June 23rd for appointments with an effective date of 07/10/2017.

06/09/2017 Friday Connection:


Salary Conversions

We are seeing some errors in salary base conversions. Please follow the Salary Base Conversion job aid when performing these calculations. The job aid can be found in the Payroll/ HRMS section on on the HR Sky.

05/26/2017 Friday Connection:

Exit Interview

We are seeing a significantly lower number of completed CEHD exit interviews so far this year.  Please remember to send departing employees the updated 2017 Qualtrics survey link.  This link is different from the 2016 survey link.  All info can be found here on the Sky.

Faculty, P&A, and Civil Service Annual Merit Letters

CEHD HR, FSO and AIT are working on the annual merit letters. Again, this year we will be asking unit administrators to review the letters for accuracy before they are sent out. Instructions will be coming out next week, with a goal of getting the letters mailed to employees by June 10th. Questions should be directed to your HR Partner.

05/19/2017 Friday Connection:

Payroll Reminders:

Phased Retirement

Please remember to submit a Retirement Papaya for employees who are ending their Phased Retirements this fiscal year.

Employees currently on a Phased Retirement need a Papaya & PM request submitted every time their Phased Retirement percentage changes.

Faculty Leaves

Don't forget to submit a Papaya to return your employees from a Sabbatical or Single Semester leave!

9 over 12 forms

New requests for 9 over 12 are due by Friday, May 26th! Completed forms should be sent to cehdhr@umn.edu.

05/12/2017 Friday Connection:

Verifying Highest Degree

We recently completed a clean up and have identified several academic P&A and Faculty employees whose highest degrees have not been verified. We’d like to remind you how important it is (and required) for all academic hires to have their highest degree(s) verified. Refer to our HR SKY website here for more information on the process and details.

FY18 Graduate Assistant Pay Rates

The new fiscal year rates for GAs have been added the the HR Sky under the Compensation section here.

Papaya Reminder

Keep those summer appointments coming! Papayas are due next Friday, May 19th for appointments with an effective date of 06/12/2017.

05/05/2017 Friday Connection:

Employee Engagement

Leadership and Talent Development recently held a widely attended “Tools for Supervisors” event in April.  If you were unable to attend, we’ve included some of the wonderful resources on our HR Sky here.  

The next E2 Employee Engagement Survey will be distributed this fall in October, but employee engagement happens every day - not just when it’s survey time.  Check out this quick and easy list of things you can do as a manager to engage your employees each day!

Also don’t forget about the great supervisory training resources available for you and those on your team who supervise others. OHR has developed online training modules focused on different areas of supervision which are effective and helpful. Please take time to review these modules yourself and share them with other managers, including faculty who supervise others.  More info can be found here.

Papaya Reminder

Papayas are due next Friday, May 12th for summer appointments with an effective date of 05/29/2017.

04/28/2017 Friday Connection:

ImageNow/Perceptive Content Update

Beginning April 23, 2017, users are now required to use VPN to access WebNow from off campus. This ensures that access to University data from off campus is protected and secured. Please note: VPN is not required for users accessing WebNow from on campus.

Please visit the VPN website to download a supported VPN client and access setup instructions.

If you need further assistance with VPN or have questions about WebNow, contact the Technology Help Service Desk (1HELP): http://it.umn.edu/help or 612-301-4357.

Recruiting Solutions (RS) Update

The hiring process chart for hiring through RS has been updated on our HR SKY here in the Hiring an Employee, Post & Recruit section. The highlighted changes were made for Steps 5, 9, 10 and 12. These changes were made for better consistency and to update RS terminology from the upgrade earlier in the year.

Hiring Reminders - Background Checks

It is officially the “busy season” for central OHR as they process background checks for summer appointment hiring. As a friendly reminder, please allow extra time for your background check requests to be processed.

How long does it take for background checks to be processed and cleared?
  • Standard background checks: Approximately 3-5 days
  • International background checks: Approximately 5-8 days
This is all contingent upon the individual you are requesting a background check for.

Papaya Reminder

Papayas are due next Friday, May 5th for summer appointments with an effective date of 05/22/2017.

To view older HR announcements, click here.