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fCOI and GMAS communication outage Friday evening through Monday morning

April 20, 2017

 

fCOI and GMAS will have a communication outage beginning Friday, 4/21 at 7pm through Monday, 4/24 at 8am.  This will result in GMAS not having up to date fCOI status information during that time.  Once the systems begin communicating again, the data will be updated (expected Monday morning 4/24).

Both systems will still be up and running during this time.

Please communicate this throughout your school/departments to end-users of GMAS as necessary.

 

Oracle Financial Systems Release Outage will result in outdated data on 4/24 and 4/25

April 13, 2017

Oracle Financials Systems will be having a Release Outage beginning on Friday, 4/21 at 6pm through Wednesday, 4/26 at 9am.

This will result in GMAS not having up to date financial information on Monday, 4/24 and Tuesday, 4/25 due to the unavailability of the Financials Data Warehouse.  We will have fresh data on Wednesday, 4/26 but it may be delayed because of final validation by Harvard Data Warehouse (HDW) staff.

We will continue to get updates from the HR Data Warehouse during this time period.

What is a “Person Month” & How Do I Calculate It?

March 31, 2017

A “person month” is the metric for expressing the effort (amount of time) principal investigators (PIs), faculty and other senior personnel devote to a specific project. The effort is based on the type of appointment of the individual with the organization; e.g., calendar year (CY), academic year (AY), and/or summer term (SM); and the organization’s definition of such. For instance, some institutions define the academic year as a 9-month appointment while others define it as a 10-month appointment.

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