Code Build 4.71.805(March, 2008)
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Code Build 4.44 (December 2005)
Release Notes version 4.44
This document is an overview of new features as follows.
This document is a detailed description of the transaction tag
module. It begins at tag setup and takes the user through the
process of creating tag values, tag budgets, and attaching tags
to documents in UMS.
This document is a detailed description of the automatching functionality.
It begins with user security rights and takes the user through
the complete process of reconciling through the automatching process.
This document is a detailed look at the newest reporting tool
in UMS. It will explain the different types of DropShift reporting
and how to filter, group, and extract data.
Code Build 4.32 (May 2005)
Notes version 4.32
Important note: the Personnel Funding and the Center Rollover
Wizard sections DO NOT apply to the MUSC version.
- Attaching documents to Pears
You can now attach documents to Pears (e.g. Affiliate Salary Worksheet).
Note: The in-band exceptional pay increase form is obsolete and
no longer needed.
- Reset of Approvals upon certain edits
Modifying an approved document in a way that would increase the
salary commitment will reset approvals:
- Approval Groups on affected UDAKs will be reset to "Awaiting"
- the overall document status is reset to "Awaiting".
- Specific Warning Messages displayed on the
- "Not Approved"
Blue watermark indicating the overall document status is still
- "Not valid for e-submission”
Red marking above Signature Section shows when one or more
UDAKs have not been approved electronically. This happens
- UDAK is non-reporting
- UDAK has no Approval Group set-up
- There is an Approval Group, but the status is still
- "Fund Total not equal to 100%”
Shows at the bottom of the Funding Section when fund percentages
do not add up to 100%.
- "Verify end date of Previous Pear"
Red message appears under the gray "HRM ONLY" box
at the top of the form. On an existing employee Pear, this
message will show when the end date of the previous Pear is
not immediately before the start date of the new Pear. This
should prompt the user to investigate the problem, as there
is either a gap in salary coverage, or there are multiple
encumbrances due to overlapping periods.
- Modified Salary
On the fund tab, the label “for Employer” has been
edited to "Modified Salary". This is now showing the
actual annual salary, right of the Annualized Salary.
- File Copy
When printing the Pear, you can now choose a third option "Print
File Copy". This will print all fields in addition to a displaying
a watermark “FILE COPY”. This is for internal use
only and should not be used for submission to F&A.
Code Build (January 2005)
- In-Band Exceptional Pay Request Form
You do not need to submit this document anymore. Remember to indicate
a reason for each salary increase.
- Pear Officers
This structure streamlines the routing
and submission processes:
- Only Pear Officers are allowed to submit the Pear forms
to HRM. If the form is printed and submitted to HRM on paper,
the Pear Officers have to sign in the "submitted by"
box at the bottom of the form. When submitting the form electronically
to HRM (not yet available), the Pear Officer's name will automatically
appear in that box.
- Pear Officer Routing Groups speed up inter-department or
cross-entity communications and leverage campus resources.
- Simplification of pay cycles
The drop-down box options have been restricted to reflect
the only two pay cycles available at MUSC: "Bi-Weekly"
and "Monthly". A third option, "Daily", is
reserved for UMA use only.
- Funding Approvals
If a UDAK has an Approval Group associated with it, the
name of the approver will automatically print under the column
"Funding Approval" of the fund distribution. No physical
signature is required in this case for those UDAKs. Otherwise,
it will display "Pending" and a physical signature will
Note: On the January software version,
a small glitch in the code may cause the approval to display "Pending"
even though the UDAK has received the group Approval. This should
be fixed in the May release.
- Simplification of the Rate
It now defaults to Annually for all profiles. Even though other
choices are available, they are restricted to the hospital, and
all MUSC salaries have to be entered using using the Annualized
Salary. Click here for
UMS - GEAC integration project
Several phases are currently planned to ensure seamless integration
of UMS with the F&A GEAC system (Smartstream and Hermit). These
phases are scheduled to be completed over the course of the next
- View of the System of Records
A view of live Hermit data is planned to be displayed to UMS users
when creating a new Pear form. This will ensure more accurate
data and more informed decisions when preparing the personnel
- HRM validation module
Requests received from UMS in HRM will be reviewed electronically
by HRM. This interface will provide HRM with the necessary compilation
of data to ensure faster processing of the requests.
- Business Rules workflow engine
A dynamically configurable engine to automatically route
transaction in UMS based on certain criteria. For example, in
CoM, a routing would automatically be established through the
Dean's Approval Office for all salary changes on Faculty employees.
- Establish bi-directional dialog for workflow
The goal is to allow users to track the progression and
status of their request seamlessly throughout the various validation
workflow engines. Real time feed-back on HRM validation status
or Hermit processing status is intended to be established, especially
in the case of rejected transactions (HRM validation denied or
data integrity conflict).