About the HRMS Upgrade Project
In Fall 2012, the University of Minnesota began upgrading its essential human resources, student service, and financial systems as part of the overall Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP/The Upgrade). The Upgrade went live on April 20, 2015. As part of this project, we upgraded our PeopleSoft Human Resources Management System (HRMS) to the latest version (9.2), re-implemented core HR data functions, and re-examined related business processes. The goals of the project included: to realize the greatest value from delivered functionality, to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, and to enhance the user experience.

Benefits of the HRMS Upgrade Project
  • Maintain tax and regulatory updates for payroll processing
  • Enhance functionality and ease of use
  • Implement consistent business processes
  • Make staff and managers more efficient:
    • Replace paper‐based processes for tracking work hours and vacation/sick leave
    • Improve reporting functionality, enabling more self service for staff and managers to make decisions
    • Provide greater access to data for workforce trend analysis
  • Enable HR staff to move into more strategic, less clerical roles

Project Scope
The HRMS Project Team is working in six primary areas:

  • Core HR
  • Benefits
  • Payroll
  • Time and Labor
  • Recruiting Solutions
  • Absence Management
In addition to the HRMS Upgrade project, ESUP also included an upgrade of the PeopleSoft student system to the latest version (9.0) and the first comprehensive restructuring of business processes since 1998; an update of our PeopleSoft financial system to the latest version (9.2) in order to maintain integration with the HR and student systems; and the implementation of PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal version 9.2.

More information about The Upgrade can be found on the ESUP/The Upgrade website.

Training and Education
Upgrade training courses and other how-to resources can be found on The Upgrade Training and Education web site at: http://z.umn.edu/upgradeeducation. Click on the Human Resource Systems tab.