The Office of Central Support Services (OCSS) recently held its first Umoja Real Estate Capacity Building Workshop at the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA).
The workshop consisted of Umoja End User Training and Local Process Expert (LPE) certification sessions. 20 participants, including six from peacekeeping missions, received end user training and 13 participants were successfully certified as Real Estate Local Process Experts.
Umoja Release Notes detail all the latest enhancements made to improve the Umoja solution. In the month of January 2017 alone, the underlying software on which the Umoja solution is based was updated, upgraded or enhanced on 38 separate occasions, in as many as 28 functional areas.
WELCOME TO 2017
The Umoja team would like to wish all UN colleagues a great new year! As we continue efforts to integrate Umoja into our daily work, we look forward to a strengthened collaboration during 2017 and beyond.
As part of the January 2017 payroll processing, specific Umoja Employee Self-Service functionalities will be unavailable for a short period of time.
Additional information is available on iSeek.
For the month of January 2017, the following ESS/MSS 'freeze' schedule will be in effect:
NY based General Service and related staff (L1) pay areas:
Friday, 13 January at 5pm (NY time) to Thursday, 19 January at 9am;
On behalf of the Umoja Team, we would like to wish the entire UN family, happy and peaceful holidays. It has been an honor to support the Organization through the Umoja journey, and have the cooperation and collaboration of colleagues from all over the world as we work on one of the most complex and transformative initiatives in the UN history.
During 2016, Umoja built on many past accomplishments, and reached new milestones. Over the past year, Umoja was deployed to national staff and individual uniformed personnel in special political missions and peacekeeping operations (cluster 5), bringing the number of Umoja users around the globe to 42,000 staff at 400 locations worldwide, with 47,056 personnel being payrolled per month, including Uniformed Personnel. For the first time, the entire Secretariat has a single, modern administrative solution that enables the management of the Organization’s resources.
iNEED AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE UN NETWORK
UMOJA UNAVAILABLE SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER
As broadcasted by Unite Service Desk, most Umoja applications (ECC/P1E, SRM/Portal and Employee/Manager Self-Service) will be unavailable for 2 hours this Saturday, 3 December from 5:30 am to 7:30 am CET (Friday 11:30 pm to 1:30 am Saturday NY time). The downtime is required to conduct necessary routine maintenance.
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