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The Weekly Wag, Issue #18

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The Weekly Wag, Issue #18

Welcome to The Weekly Wag, your home for quick news and updates on the ctcLink project.

Delta Dog

Woof to Kendra, Victoria and Chau!

This week’s Golden Paw Award winners are Kendra Ferrer, Victoria Solano and Chau Trac. Through their extraordinary effort, Highline is making great strides in our collective journey to ctcLink. Read about their accomplishments on the Paws Up page.

Today’s 2 Key Deadlines

Today is the last day for faculty to access class rosters in Instructor Briefcase and the last day for staff to finalize legacy transactions. View other key activities, deadlines and closures on the Timeline Road Map.

How Will ctcLink Change Your Work?

For many of you, the move to ctcLink will simply be a new website that will help you better manage your experience as an employee. You’ll use it to track and report time, view your payroll and personal information, and more. For others — those who process financial aid, schedule classes or pay bills — ctcLink will transform the way you work. To prepare for this change, complete your training. ctcLink courses are still available, and will be indefinitely, even after Go-Live. To register, visit Training for ctcLink. And see tips for getting started.

Thi Nguyen Shares How ctcLink Will Benefit Us

Using ctcLink PeopleSoft will benefit students, staff and faculty. Here’s what Thi Nguyen in Accounts Payable is looking forward to:

“The prospect of transparency, efficiency and electronic records in PeopleSoft is exciting. I am looking forward to processing payments in the new system.”

Woof to Thi! Read more from your colleagues 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.

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.

Delta DogThis 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.

Final Farewell to Legacy

By Tim Wrye, ITS Executive Director, CIO and ctcLink Project Executive Sponsor

I am taking a quick opportunity to add on to Delta’s key deadlines to underscore that today is the last full day of Legacy access. While our transaction deadlines have all passed, and most processes and transactions have been completed for conversion, all final cleanup and transition job scheduling (those of you with tasks know who you are) need to be completed on schedule. At noon tomorrow, all users must be logged out of Legacy, and SBCTC will take the system offline for conversion work. It will return at noon on Friday in a read-only mode.

Whether you have called it Legacy, Administrative Systems, CEIPlus, SMS, FMS, PPMS, Minisoft, Secure92, Reflections, HP-UX, or HP3000, join me in saying farewell and thank you to this system that has served us as well as it could for the last 35 or so years. (Bonus points for whoever remembers a name I didn’t list.)

Students Are Learning About ctcLink

Students are receiving weekly emails to build awareness of the move to ctcLink. This week they’re being reminded of interruptions in services due to the transition. Read the February 2 message and see all past messages at ctcLink Student News.

Countdown Calendar

The clock is ticking. Just 3 working days until Highline goes live with ctcLink on February 8, 2021.

Get Social

Delta Dog wants to connect with her human friends through social media. Join her there on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ask Delta Dog

Delta DogWho 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.