Welcome to The Weekly Wag, your home for quick news and updates on the ctcLink project.
Payroll Deadline Today
All faculty and staff must submit their time and leave reports today, January 27, by 5 p.m. Gretchen Erhart shared this and other critical deadlines in a message last week. If her email got buried in your inbox, read “Important Changes for January Pay Period.” View other deadlines and key activities on the Timeline Road Map.
Raise Your Paw if You Can Volunteer
We are getting closer to our ctcLink Go-Live date and many of you have asked how you can help make the transition go smoothly. Here’s your chance! Fill out the Go-Live Support Volunteer Form. (Note that you must be logged in to Highline’s Google Apps to complete the form.) Learn more in Tim Wrye’s January 25 message.
Kendra Shares How ctcLink Will Benefit Us
Using ctcLink PeopleSoft will benefit students, staff and faculty. Kendra Ferrer shares why she is excited about the change:
“I have learned that the new software program, PeopleSoft, will be very user friendly and we will not need to post all student financial activity manually anymore. The reason why this is so important is because it will give the Student Financials staff more time to cross train and interact with staff and faculty to come up with ideas that will benefit our students.”
Woof to Kendra! Read more from her at Hear From Delta Dog’s Friends, where you can also view a 2-minute video featuring four campus colleagues who share what they are looking forward to in ctcLink.
Time to Train Says Tim
In a January 14 message to campus, Tim Wrye urged all employees to complete ctcLink training by January 31. If you missed it, read “Get Ready for Go-Live: Train for ctcLink.” Get started today at Training for ctcLink.
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 on February 8, you’ll receive instructions on how to activate your ctcLink account. Have your current employee or student ID (also called SID) handy. Your SID is the 9-digit number you use to access the Time & Leave Reporting [TLR] system, or students use for web registration. You’ll activate your account using your current SID and get your new ctcLink ID during that process.
Woof to Rosemary and Jill!
This week’s Golden Paw Award winners are Rosemary Darrough and Jill Hammitt. Through their extraordinary effort, Highline is making great strides in our collective journey to ctcLink. Read about their accomplishments on the Paws Up page.
Students Are Learning About ctcLink
Students are receiving weekly emails to build awareness of the move to ctcLink. This week they’re learning about the Student Self-Service course. It’s available through Canvas and will help them learn what to expect with the new software before they begin activating their ctcLink accounts on February 16.
See all student messages at ctcLink Student News. And view the redesigned student-focused ctcLink page.
Final Lunch and Learn This Friday
Join us Friday, January 29, at noon for the final Lunch and Learn with Delta Dog. You can ask questions of project manager Pat Daniels and other ctcLink team members.
Word of the Week
While you learn and work with ctcLink and its software, PeopleSoft, you’ll come across many words and terms (find them on the Terminology page). This week’s word is not used in PeopleSoft, but it’s one we’re using on Highline’s journey to ctcLink:
Puppy-speak for positive. Delta Dog says moving to ctcLink is a pawsitive move for our campus. And while it’s not an easy move, in the end, we will reap the benefits of having a modern and efficient way of doing our daily college business. Delta Dog’s human friends share what they find pawsitive about ctcLink PeopleSoft at Hear From Delta Dog’s Friends.
Delta Dog feels at home in the virtual world. Join her there on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The clock is ticking. Just 8 working days until Highline goes live with ctcLink on February 8, 2021.
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.