Welcome to The Weekly Wag, your home for quick news and updates on the ctcLink project.
We’re a “Go” for ctcLink Go-Live on February 8
Yesterday, Tim Wrye shared an important milestone for the ctcLink project: Highline received approval from the ctcLink Steering Committee for Go-Live on February 8. If you missed his email, read “Go/No-Go Decision: Great News for ctcLink Project.”
What’s Next? Dates You Should Know
Many things are happening to make sure Highline is prepared to go live with ctcLink. So that you can plan, view all activities, deadlines and closures on the new Timeline Road Map.
Cathy Cartwright shared important information on P-card purchases and finance-related deadlines in a message to campus yesterday. If her email got buried in your inbox, read “Financial Services and ctcLink.”
Students Are Learning About ctcLink Transition
We are hard at work to ensure students know about ctcLink. Most recently, a ctcLink postcard was mailed out to approximately 12,900 students. Highline’s Marketing team designed the postcard, while Print Services helped coordinate production. The postcards went out on January 8 and are expected to be delivered to students by January 15.
More student communication is coming soon. Stay up to date on our efforts by visiting ctcLink for Students.
How is your program or department helping students make the transition? To help students easily find information and links to ctcLink-related information, email Raechel Dawson, who is helping Delta Dog communicate with students about the ctcLink project.
Time-Saving Tip From Izzy Wroblewski
In ctcLink PeopleSoft, you can personalize the tiles on your homepage. Izzy Wroblewski, who works in Student Services, learned how to do it during a ctcLink training course. Here’s her time-saving tip:
“I used to work in the California State University system, and we used PeopleSoft. I always navigated through a bunch of different pages to get to what I needed. I wish I knew then how to customize the tiles on my homepage! It would have saved me a lot of time! I am glad I know now and I look forward to personalizing my page when we launch!”
Woof to Izzy for sharing what she learned. Knowing how to use ctcLink will make our jobs easier. Find classes and sign up today at Training for ctcLink. And see these posts: “Delta Dog Offers Tips for Tackling Training” and “2 Crucial Courses for ctcLink Success.”
Jean Munro won with ctcLink training. Jean completed the 9.2 PeopleSoft Fundamentals course and was randomly selected in the final drawing of the contest, January 8, to win a $25 gift card. While the contest is over, learning continues. Every person who earns a paycheck should take at least these two courses to prepare for Highline’s move to the ctcLink system: PeopleSoft Fundamentals 9.2 and Employee Self-Service (ES100 HCM) .
Who Deserves a Golden Paw?
Has one of your colleagues gone to extraordinary effort during Highline’s journey to ctcLink? Nominate them for a Golden Paw Award by emailing Delta Dog. See recent award winners on the Paws Up page.
You Will Have a New ID for ctcLink
Everyone will have a new ctcLink ID. You’ll need the ctcLink ID to do much of your college business, including tracking and reporting time, viewing payroll and personal information, and more.
This new ID will follow you wherever you go within the Washington community and technical college system. If you work, teach or take classes at more than one college, you’ll have just one ID.
Once we are live on ctcLink, you’ll receive instructions on how to activate your ctcLink account. You’ll activate your account using your current employee or student ID (or SID, the 9-digit number you use to access the Time & Leave Reporting [TLR] system, or students use for web registration) and get your new ctcLink ID during that process. Watch for more information as we approach our February 8 go-live date.
The clock is ticking. Just 16 working days until Highline goes live with ctcLink on February 8, 2021.
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Word of the Week
While you learn and work with ctcLink and its software, PeopleSoft, you’ll come across many words and terms. Find others on the Terminology page:
Financial Aid module
The Financial Aid module is located in the Campus Solutions (CS) pillar. This module replaces FAM system for all awarding and disbursing functions. Interfaces with Human Capital Management (HCM) to support work-study students’ employment and earnings and Finance to record financial data.
Ask Delta Dog
Who is this blue dog? Learn why Delta Dog is our trusty companion on the journey to ctcLink.
If you have questions about ctcLink, ask Delta Dog.
You can also view the Frequently Asked Questions page.
For information about the statewide ctcLink project, visit the SBCTC ctcLink page and read the blog, ctcLink Connect.