Monday, 18 March 2013

myJob/myTeam unavailable during easter vacation for upgrade leading to huge improvements

Following extensive feedback from staff, CiCS and HR have improved the look and feel of myJob and myTeam as well as introducing functional improvements that allow you to book and approve annual leave with a lot less mouse clicks. New functionality has also been introduced to allow departments to manage non-standard working hours using Working Patterns. The biggest changes from the HR side are:

  • New version of myJob including a more streamlined process for booking annual leave, updating addresses and changing personal details, including your equality data.
  • New version of myTeam including new functionality allowing managers to approve leave requests en masse as well as individually.
  • New functionality within myTeam enables departments to maintain working patterns accurately.

The new and improved myJob/myTeam will be implemented by CiCS staff working through the easter vacation, with no downtime during working hours. Services will be switched off at 5pm Thursday 28 March, the upgrade will be implemented over the four-day weekend, and services will be restored before 8am Tuesday 2 April. There will be no access to any of the SAP systems during the easter weekend. Payslips will be available from 5pm Tuesday 26 March until 5pm Thursday 28 March, and then from Tuesday 2nd April onwards.

The improvements to myJob and myTeam are being made possible by the installation of SAP Enhancement Pack 5. This installation was itself made possible by the major upgrade to SAP systems that took place early 2012, which at the time we described as a platform that would enable us to make future improvements to myJob, myTeam and the other SAP systems. We hope that, when you have used them, you agree that these improvements have been worth the work.

To help you get used to the new look and feel of myJob and myTeam, HR are delivering a comprehensive programme of training across the University. In addition, new web pages with quick tips and user guides have been created on HR’s website linked below, which also details the working patterns functionality.

Introducing the new version of myJob/myTeam