HR Direct Go Live Announcement

Emailedfrom Rich Conley to campus HR Users (4/27/09)….

The University of Massachusetts is pleased to announce the HR Direct 9.0 application will Go Live on Monday, May 4, 2009. This communication outlines key information regarding the HR Direct Go Live.

Conversion Process/System Availability

The conversion process will begin on April 29, 2009 after the payroll process is complete. The conversion process will run until May 4, 2009. Members of the campus HR office will be involved with the Project Team during the cutover window to ensure data is converted successfully to the HR Direct application.

The e*mpac HR 7.6 application will be shut down for any further data entry at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, the e*mpac HR 7.6 application will switch over to read only access for all those with access to the 7.6 application.

HR Direct (9.0) Application Go Live
An email notification will be sent out once the system is available for you to use. The planned dates for campus access are as follows:

  • Monday, May 4 — Human Resource office staff
  • Tuesday, May 5 — Decentral users including timekeepers
  • Friday, May 15 ‘ Employees (excluding student employees) will access self-service

We will provide the login link once the system is ready. Furthermore this link will eventually be posted on the campus HR Direct web page.

NOTE: The HR application login process has changed from 7.6 to 9.0. Campuses will now leverage campus accounts to login to the HR Direct 9.0 application. See the HR Direct Login Information for more details on how to login.

Training and Support Information

During training, you were introduced to the UMass Productivity Kit (UPK), which offers both online tutorials and printable training materials (manuals and job aids). UPK is available through the campus HR Direct website at anytime We also encourage you to use UPK after Go Live via the Help Link in the HR 9.0 application.

In addition to available training tools, there are also drop in labs scheduled. These offer a great chance for you to perform data entry task with the comfort of having staff available to assist you. Jose Guerrero has provided you the schedule for these support labs.

Timesheets and other Forms

Coinciding with the rollout of the new HR Direct system, there are also new timesheets available. Information about new timesheets has been posted on UML Today and Senior Management was informed of this during a meeting in early April. Timesheets and other HR forms are on the Human Resource web page.

Further Updates

Additional communications will be sent throughout the Go Live process. You can also access the HR Direct website for fact sheets, presentations, and more information about enhancements to the HR Direct functionality.

Please contact me with any questions: (x4794)



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