CoreHR Upgrade: new microsite, system downtime and more!
Project overview – visit our new microsite!
The CoreHR Upgrade project will be delivered in four phases. At the end of the first phase, the CoreHR system will move to a supplier-hosted service and will be upgraded to version 26. At the point of this switchover from v20 to v26, users will see some changes to the Staff Request module and minimal change elsewhere in the system, which will be configured to match our current v20 system as closely as possible. This phase of work is a necessary first step toward introducing the more exciting changes that phase two will bring.
A visual overview of this phased approach to the upgrade is available on our new project microsite CoreHR Upgrade Project, along with information about the project scope, benefits, governance, and project team member details. Please take time to have a look at these pages, which we will update regularly, and bookmark the link for future reference.
Provisional planned system downtime in January
As mentioned in the September Bulletin, the initial switchover to v26 will require a period of system downtime. The project team is working towards a provisional timescale of end of January for the switchover. We will confirm exact dates of system downtime and provide guidance on vacancy closing dates in the next two weeks.
Project presentations at HR Briefings
A representative from the project team will be attending the Michaelmas term HR Briefings on 30th October and 6th November, to give an overview of the project and answer questions. We hope to see some of you there.
Have you completed our ten minute training survey?
CoreHR users have been contacted to complete a short survey to help us design effective training and support documentation, all of which will need to be updated as part of phase two of the upgrade. If you complete or approve Staff Requests or make updates in the Personnel and/or Recruitment modules, we would welcome your feedback. Please click here to complete the survey. The deadline for completion is 5pm on Friday 19 October.
If you have any questions about the CoreHR Upgrade project, please email the project team at CoreHRupgrade@admin.ox.ac.uk or contact your HRIS User Group representative.