M-Pathways Update, January 2022


The latest M-Pathways Update is available in My LINC. This issue contains reminders and news about M-Pathways Financials, Human Resource Management System, and Safe Computing.

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  • PeopleTools Upgrade February 12-13
    Information and Technology Services (ITS) is upgrading the PeopleTools technology behind the M-Pathways Financials & Physical Resources system (FIN) to version 8.59 on February 13, 2022. M-Pathways FIN will be unavailable from 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 12 to 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 13 while the system is upgraded.
  • New Look to eProcurement Transactions Coming in May
    The eProcurement module in the M-Pathways Financials & Physical Resources system (FIN) will be upgraded with a new look and feel on May 16, 2022. The updated design is responsive and adapts to a variety of devices. Visit the eProcurement Modernization Project website for more information.

Human Resource Management System

  • Coming February 23 - A New Look for Time Reporting
    ITS is working with partners in schools, colleges, and across the university's three campuses and Michigan Medicine to roll out a new design and additional functionality for time reporting. The upgrade will impact all employees who report, approve, or modify time. Click on the article to see details of what is changing.
  • Personnel Action Request (PAR): LEO Approvals
    Final approvals for many LEO transaction types can no longer be done on Saturday and Sunday (previously not possible on Friday only). The transaction types this applies to are: Effort Change, Rehire / New ER / Additional Appt, Process Unpaid Leave, Change Leave End Date, Process Return from Unpaid Leave or Term(s) Break, and Termination.

Safe Computing

  • New Privacy Curriculum on Safe Computing
    Data Privacy Day 2022 is January 28, and ITS Information Assurance (IA) has compiled a self-paced privacy curriculum that is sure to broaden your knowledge and spur meaningful action in the protection of your and others’ privacy.
  • Securely Dispose of Your Old Tech
    If you are adding or upgrading to new tech devices, you might have old ones you are ready to dispose of that can contain personal data and, in some cases, U-M data if you used those devices for work. Securely delete data from and reset old devices before disposing of them.
  • ITS Service Center uses Disaster Recovery Plan to Adapt Quickly
    The Disaster Recovery Process is focused on developing policies and detailed procedures for how to recover the technology infrastructure, systems, and applications vital to an organization after a disaster or crisis. The ITS Service Center’s plan allowed customers to continue getting support during an outage that affected many services.

This message is sent quarterly to M-Pathways Financials and Physical Resources (FIN), Human Resource Management System (HRMS), and Student Administration (SA) systems operational users and unit liaisons.