Project Status Updates

Date Status
2/20/14 Work on the phase 3 effort has begun. This phase will include the remaining non-exempt or hourly employees who did not convert over to EmpCenter in November. These include the CWA and FOP bargaining unit employees and those in Athletics and Parking Services. Go Live for all of these groups is expected by June, 2014.
11/18/13 Most non-exempt employees went live on production EmpCenter at this date. A couple of Policy Groups associated with non-exempt employees did not go live on EmpCenter due to incomplete testing. These groups will go live in 2014.
10/31/2013 All Exempt (Salary) Employees were given access to production EmpCenter to begin their review of the system. They will begin using the system live on Friday, November 1st. All Exempt (Salary) Employees will use EmpCenter for leave requests, leave approvals and leave time reporting. Part-time Exempt will begin using EmpCenter for reporting their work hours on a weekly basis to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
10/21/2013 The Phase 1 Non-Exempt (Hourly) employee group has gone live into production as planned. This includes hourly employees from the HR, ITS and Controller's Office. This also included all managers for these hourly employees. All Exempt (Salary) employees will be going live on November 1st. Testing continues for all of the Phase 2 groups which includes all remaining Non-Exempt employees. This testing will continue until November 15th with a Go Live date of November 18th established for the rest of the employees.
9/16/2013 Based on outstanding issues uncovered through user acceptance testing, the Phase 1 Go-Live implementation has been delayed until October 21, 2013 with all exempt (salary) employees scheduled to go live on November 1, 2013. The Phase 2 Go-Live implementation has been delayed until November 18, 2013. A second Open Forum to provide a brief demo of the system and to answer questions related to the project is scheduled on September 20th at 10AM. Training for the Phase 1 groups will be offered in the second half of October and for the Phase 2 groups it will be offered in mid November.
7/29/2013 Training for those who will be helping with the Phase 1 testing is now being completed. Access to the system to allow for testing by those trained will begin on July 30th. This testing is expected to continue until mid to late August. An Open Forum to provide a brief demo of the system and to answer questions related to the project is scheduled on August 2nd at 10AM in the Student Union.
7/5/2013 Configuration setup and system testing by consultants from Workforce Software is completed. Because the configuration phase took longer than planned, the Phase 1 Go-Live implementation has been delayed until September 23, 2013 to avoid having the system going in near the start-up of the Fall semester. The Phase 2 Go-Live implementation has been delayed until October 21, 2013. A test plan has been developed and will be used for testing the EmpCenter system for formal User Acceptance Testing. This testing starts July 9th and will continue until mid-September. The core team will provide initial testing with access provided to the departments participating in the Phase 1 implementation later in July.
6/20/2013 Configuration setup and system testing by consultants from Workforce Software is taking longer than expected due to several issues uncovered in their testing which have not been corrected yet. This effort was scheduled to be completed on 6/26/2013 but due to this delay is rescheduled for completion by the first week of July.
5/15/2013 The definition of the requirements for the project are completed and approved and the project timeline has been adjusted and can be found here. Workforce Software is now configuring the system based on these requirements and should continue this effort through June. The project team is completing a test plan to be used for User Acceptance Testing which will begin in early July and last until early August. With the revised timeline, the Phase 1 implementation will be completed in early August with the Phase 2 implementation scheduled to occur in mid-September.
2/3/2013 Project started with the definition of the requirements for UA's implementation scheduled to last until April.

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