University Human Resources and Financials Systems News

Article by Marianne Weber
Originally published in a different format

Post Implementation Survey Results
More than a third of the active Financials and Human Resources systems users (35 percent) responded to an online survey about the implementation of the university's new General Ledger and ChartField. The 308 completed surveys represent 58 of the university's 70 College/Department areas, with a majority of respondents indicating they access these systems on a regular basis.

Overall, respondents said they feel competent using the ChartField (81 percent) and the General Ledger (72 percent) to perform job functions. In addition, they believe the resources that were available to prepare them for the ChartField and General Ledger were helpful. The complete results of the survey results will be available soon on the Human Resources and Financials systems Web site.

Help Desk Transition
With General Ledger implementation completed, the Financials Help Desk was transitioned to sponsor areas in the Office of the Controller and Business Operations. Instead of calling the Financials Help Desk, users are now asked to contact sponsor area staff members directly. More information on getting help on administrative system issues is available online.

Training News

  • A new training course designed for first-time system users is now available to introduce faculty and staff members to the Human Resources and Finance systems. Topics covered in the Introduction to OSU Administrative Systems course include basic navigation skills and ChartField concepts as well as overviews of the ASSIST online help tool and Brio.Portal. The Introduction to OSU Administrative Systems course is a prerequisite for all new users to the University's Human Resources and Financials systems.
  • Course information and online registration for all training courses pertaining to the Human Resources and Financials (including General Ledger, Budget and Procurement) are on the Web. In addition, the online course listings now include information and registration for the Financial Policies and Concepts workshops offered by the Office of the Controller.
  • All Purchasing courses are now held in the new training lab at Purchasing, Receiving and Stores, 2650 Kenny Road.