HR PeopleSoft team celebrates smooth transition
The multi-year endeavour to implement a new HR administrative system at Queen’s has now moved into the sustainment phase and it is clear the significance and long-term benefit of the project will be evident for years to come.
“This achievement was a full team effort that involved dozens of people contributing their time and their talents as we worked towards a common goal,” says Jim Carse, QUASR Program Director. “The impact made by each team member is significant and provides a solid foundation for decades into the future.”
HR PeopleSoft provides one common system for all time and attendance tracking, allowing for consistent processing and reporting at the university. It calculates and tracks vacation entitlements and other leaves or compensable time for staff members, including research staff, based on university collective agreements and policy.
Three monthly pays and several bi-weekly pays have now been processed using the HR PeopleSoft system. The Human Resources Client Services Team, along with the PeopleSoft Sustainment Team, will continue to look at minor isolated issues as they arise.
“This has been a massive undertaking from start to finish, and thanks to our dedicated staff the transition has been incredibly smooth,” says Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration). “Congratulations to everyone involved on a job well done. We will be able to build on this foundation to simplify administrative tasks and improve efficiency in many areas.”
The HR component was the third phase of the PeopleSoft implementation project to be completed; the new Student system went live in March 2011, while the new Finance system launched in December 2009.