Harvard’s PeopleSoft Upgrade

Coming April 3, 2017

Beginning April 3, Harvard faculty and staff will experience a new look and feel when they log into PeopleSoft, the University's HR system to view paychecks, make benefits elections each fall, report time and absences, and participate in performance management. PeopleSoft is being upgraded to stay current with the latest version of the software and move it to “the cloud”. The upgrade will bring friendlier, mobile-enabled navigation to make it easier to use on smart phones and tablets. 

Before the Upgrade

As described at right, there will be a transactional system outage next weekend. Hours worked by overtime-eligible time reporters for the week of March 26 will need to be entered by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29.  Those same hours will need to be approved by managers by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30.  All staff participating in performance management should have their FY17 goal-setting completed before the upgrade.

After the Upgrade

After the upgrade, users will need to clear their browser's cache and disable a pop-up blocker for PeopleSoft. Once in the system, they will see a big difference in how the home page looks. They'll find related items grouped together on “tiles” and a slightly different way of navigating between pages, as shown below. Once on a specific page, users will find it is very similar or identical to the current system.  

To Learn More

To learn more about the upgrade, and get ready for the transition, please take this brief guided tour.  Click on this image to start. (Once on YouTube, click the CC button on the bottom right of the screen to turn on closed-captioning.)
PeopleSoft Upgrade Guided Tour

Click these images to see how the new PeopleSoft home page will look...
Typical Manager Home Page
PeopleSoft New Home Page Manager
Typical Employee Home Page
PeopleSoft New Home Page Employee
...compared to how the PeopleSoft home page looks today.
Typical Manager Home Page
PeopleSoft Current Home Page Manager
Typical Employee Home Page
PeopleSoft Current Home Page Employee