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The purpose of these town halls is to share the latest information on HRMS project progress and decisions and to gather input from interested stakeholders to ensure that the new system, processes, and training meets your needs and those of the University. We will take a closer look at the major system changes identified to date, discuss challenges and opportunities posed by new functionality and processes, and more.
You can attend these town halls in person or online via UMConnect. The sessions are scheduled as follows:
- , , Physics 166 (East Bank)
- , , Carlson 2-206 (West Bank)
- , , Alderman Hall 415 (St. Paul)
For more information on the HRMS upgrade project or ESUP overall, visit z.umn.edu/hrms or upgrad
When a search term is entered, the search tool will return category code and description, the account code and description and the chart of accounts long description. It also allows users to create favorites that meet your more frequent needs. This online tool has been built by an IT staff person in the Med School and shared broadly for the benefit of EFS users across the University. An .x500 is needed to access the tool.
ISSS staff invite department administrators and faculty to an information session regarding the processes of inviting and hosting international scholars in J status and H-1B status. The information sessions will cover the following:
- Who does what? ISSS's role, a department's role, a scholar's role
- What is a J-1/H-1B visa and how does it differ from other visas?
- How does the scholar obtain their proper visa status to start their work with your department?
- The scholar is here, now what?
- Open forum for questions, as time allows
2. H-1B Processing During Government Shutdown
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification has suspended operations as part of the federal shutdown. No labor condition applications or prevailing wage requests will be processed during this time. This means that many new H-1B petitions will be delayed until these functions are restored, and the work-start date of new cases as well as extensions may have to be delayed. Cases that have been submitted to USCIS will not be affected.
If you have questions about the impact of the federal shutdown on specific cases, please contact your ISSS H-1B Case Manager.
3. ISSS Open House - save the date!
ISSS has recently remodeled, and we invite you to come check out our new space at 190 Humphrey School on .
The agenda for ESUP Student Records Town Hall is posted at https://sites.google.com/
As many of you have noticed, the eVerify system is currently not available due to the federal government shutdown. We've received a number of questions in Payroll concerning the I-9 verification process that I would like to address.
- We must continue to complete I-9 verification before a new employee's third day of employment according to federal law.
- Though eVerify is not available, TALX / I-9 Express remains active. You can continue to have new employees complete their I-9 online through TALX / I-9 Express. You can also continue to verify that you have reviewed their documentation in TALX / I-9 Express.
- You will not receive verification that the new employee's information has been processed through eVerify. Even though eVerify will not have processed the I-9 data, the employee will still have a complete I-9 form and will not be negatively affected--it's the timely I-9 completion that is essential.
- Remember that you can also revert to using a paper I-9 form should you have any problems with the TALX / I-9 Express system.
Please call the OHR Contact Center at 4-UOHR (612-624-8647) with any additional questions you may have.