Bob Palmer opened the meeting by introducing Chris Manriquez as
the interim project director. Dick Bednar announced that the announcement
for the CMS director would be posted to the campus HR site on 10/20
with additional ads in national publications. Amir gave a report
of the general project status that included plans for the central
CMS data center migration. The data for our campus will migrate
within the last phase in February. There will be minimal impact
to the live HR system and Finance system fit/gap testing.
reported that the CMS security working group was examining access
controls, processes and audit requirements that the campus may need
to address. New working groups to address CMS reports and CMS forms
will be formed in coming months. On November 18, the HR self service
module will launch another feature; employees will be able to view
their leave balances.
steering committee approved a change in the HR project structure
to establish a new work team comprised of subject matter expert
“super users” and CMS project staff who will meet at
least weekly to address escalation of issues and concerns and facilitate
ongoing operational considerations.
reviewed the Finance project status and explained how the fit/gap
sessions were postponed and stretched from 1.5 to 4 months duration
in order to ensure more campus involvement. He and Chris have been
facilitating a series of divisional support team meetings that were
coordinated through divisional finance managers. Participants in
these sessions will identify issues to be addressed in future fit/gap
was reviewed and it was announced that the CMS Student team will
take up residence in University Plaza in the spring.
Bob Palmer began the meeting by introducing new finance business
analyst, Allyson Bates, who recently joined the CMS project.
introduced the new CMS email template which will be found on all
official CMS email communications. Susan Lasswell reported that
the CMS website had 5782 hits in October, with 873 unique visitors.
Kachner summarized the objectives of the new CMS reporting committee,
which include addressing the huge reporting needs of the campus.
Membership includes people with a broad range of technical and functional
skills. Amir reported that Weldon Badal is heading a new forms committee
to address the wide range of forms required by the campus, which
includes those not just specific to CMS. Online training registration
is coming soon, using Learning
Student Administration is now an official tenant of University Plaza,
with offices planned for the first floor and training facilities
for the second floor. The CMS project was able to acquire, without
cost, surplus office equipment from the CO’s West Ed facility.
Susan Kachner invited committee member to drop by the CSU San Jose
videoconference scheduled for November 11.