Change Request Email Notifications for Approvers As part of the Oracle Financials February monthly release, we will be implementing notifications for approvers when a change request is sent to them for approval. The new functionality will be delivered on February 28. The details of the notification can be seen as follows:
After a system-wide outage that will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 and last for three days, the upgraded PeopleSoft system will go live on Monday, April 3. Be ready by visiting the upgrade web page and viewing a brief multimedia that explains what’s changing.
On the weekend of February 24-25th, my.harvard will undergo mandatory system maintenance. The maintenance window is determined by the vendor who hosts our servers. Each maintenance period is quoted for 7 pm Saturday - 7 pm Sunday, though most times the system is available much sooner.
With our most recent release in January we implemented, “single-segment security” allowing access to dashboards based on authorized TUB, ORG, FUND, ACTIVITY or ROOT. This enhanced security is referred to as “Data Access Controls 1.0” (DAC 1.0) and has allowed us to expand the pilot participation to include departmental administrators in some of the schools and units. These additional pilot users will continue to help us uncover any data issues and elevate local concerns in preparation for the full scale rollout in July 2017. Read more about Modernization of Financial Reporting (MFR) Project Update
The active period for the “Business Expense Reimbursement – Foreign Individual” vendor type has been extended from 30 days to 90 days. This change is intended to accommodate multiple business expense reimbursements that may take place over several weeks, such as expenses for a job candidate traveling to campus for multiple interviews. As before, this vendor type can only be used for payees receiving business expense reimbursements ONLY and who have not received income payments (salary, fellowship, honoraria, etc.) from Harvard in the past.
The next GMAS release is currently scheduled for May 2017. This release will include major upgrades to the Initial and Competing Renewal proposal request entry steps, and request homepages. These upgrades will help to simplify the entry process for new proposals, and better define where the proposal is in the submission process. Read more about GMAS Release Coming in May
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, we are working to reduce the amount of paper that is produced for our commercial card programs. As a result, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with Citi® to move to electronic statements beginning June 16, 2017.