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  • Full Position Management

    PeopleSoft, the software that forms the backbone of ConnectCarolina, can be structured by positions, appointments, or a mix of the two. When UNC-Chapel Hill’s implemented ConnectCarolina HR/Payroll, the decision was made to: use positions for SHRA and EHRA Non-faculty (non-student) permanent and temporary positions (64% of employees). not use positions for faculty, Post Docs and EHRA Non-faculty student positions (36% of employees). Since ConnectCarolina HR/Payroll went live seven years ago, the University has been translating… Read More about Full Position Management.

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance for ServiceNow

    Implement the GRC module in ServiceNow and evaluate functionality with focus on: Vendor risk management Policy compliance BAA/contract repository Risk assessment workflow This is a combination of implementation (of a ServiceNow module) and “discovery” of suitability of functionality. The destination and end product depends on the results of that discovery. Staff impacted would include those who request risk assessments and those who work on those requests. If the vendor management work bears fruit, this could… Read More about Governance, Risk and Compliance for ServiceNow.

  • GradStar Student Payments

    To ensure UNC-Chapel Hill is compliant with federal and state regulations, the University took a comprehensive look at payments to students and recommended some changes. These changes ensure compliance with regulations, provide timely disbursement of awards and reduce instances of students being asked to return funds to the University. One key change is to use GradStar to process some student payments (such as training grants) instead of ConnectCarolina vouchers. Payments processed through GradStar are included… Read More about GradStar Student Payments.

  • HIPAA Campus Risk Assessment for HIPAA Covered Units

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a broad federal law that is in part designed to provide national standards for protection of certain information related to the provision of or payment for health care. There are currently 11 HIPAA covered units outside of the School of Medicine which need to comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. We will conduct a risk analysis to identify potential compliance gaps in… Read More about HIPAA Campus Risk Assessment for HIPAA Covered Units.

  • Leave Tracking Solution

    The purpose of this project is to give employees the ability to submit and view leave attachments in ConnectCarolina – Employee Self-Service. The UNC Leave Administration Team in the Human Resources Division created this online submission format to make leave submissions simpler and more consistent. There are many reasons employees request a leave of absence, such as personal or family medical situations, paid parental leave, or military leave. ( Currently, employees submit leave requests using… Read More about Leave Tracking Solution.

  • Mass Storage Migration

    The Mass Storage system (also known as StorNext or /ms) is used for archiving research data files and storing very large files, files that are too large to fit within an individual researcher’s or a department’s storage space. This project will move the Mass Storage system to the next generation of hardware.

  • Microsoft M365 Number Matching for MFA

    Microsoft is moving to a more secure method of authentication that changes “Push” notifications. The new process for logging into Microsoft 365 gives you an auto-generated number to type into your device. Microsoft doesn’t have an exact switchover date, but the purpose of this project is to get campus ready before Microsoft acts. Pilot groups are currently testing the system. (“Number matching” means that when users go through an MFA Authentication, they see a number… Read More about Microsoft M365 Number Matching for MFA.

  • Neutral Hosting/Distributed Antenna System (DAS)

    The Neutral Hosting/DAS initiative is a multi-year effort, funded by the DAS licensees (a consortium consisting of Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T), to provide reliable outdoor and indoor cellular coverage and capacity across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. This unique approach provides a common (shared) transport infrastructure for the cellular carriers.  Due to the complexities of system design, design approval and construction coordination, DAS deployment is a multi-step process requiring numerous phases. Wireless carriers are no longer permitted to deploy carrier-specific RF infrastructure on… Read More about Neutral Hosting/Distributed Antenna System (DAS).

  • New and Enhanced Phone Services

    The University’s phone service is moving from Verizon to AT&T. When the University’s contract ends in 2023, Verizon is discontinuing the service we use. We now have the opportunity to evaluate other providers, save money and provide additional features that support mobile and remote work settings. The move affects all campus phone lines, such as fax lines, conference room phones and main lines.  

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  • New Curriculum

    After a three-year process involving hundreds of faculty, students, staff and other key stakeholders, the new General Education curriculum is being implemented for undergraduates beginning in fall 2022. This project implemented the system changes needed to support the new IDEAs in Action curriculum (IDEA stands for Identify, Discover, Evaluate and Act), which replaces the current curriculum adopted in 2006. For more information, visit the IDEAs in Action website.

  • New More Accessible Onyen Self Service Page

    In summer 2021, the page faculty, staff and students visit to manage their Onyens and password received a makeover. The page still had all its existing features plus a more modern look. The change affected anyone who had an Onyen, including faculty, students, staff, alumni, affiliates and retirees. The simplified look and navigation reduced accessibility barriers and works better with mobile devices.

  • New NIH Requirements for Identity Assurance

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requiring stronger proof that a person logging into their system is who they say they are. Starting in September 2021 multifactor authentication will be required when logging in to their system, and by December 2022, appropriate levels of identity assurance will also be required. The National Institute of Health (NIH) is increasing security for their systems. The University met the first of their requirements last September, when the… Read More about New NIH Requirements for Identity Assurance.