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There are two planned Umoja blackout periods that will occur in May 2015 to support the Production Cutover for Cluster 3 Entities.

During these two below blackout periods, the Umoja System will be unavailable to all End Users. 

Manual Blackout Forms are available on iSeek  (  to assist with tracking transactions that occur during this period so that they can be entered into Umoja once the system is made available.

Please refer to the official Umoja Deployment Guide (wiki) on Unite Connections (Section 4.10 "Cutover") for more information on Blackout procedures.

1. Umoja System Blackout for Promote to Production (1 -3 May 2015)

The Promote to Production Blackout period is scheduled from 5.00 pm EST Friday, 1st May, to 10.00 pm EST Sunday, 3 May.

Promote to Production marks the delivery of new functionality to support MINUSTAH and Cluster 3 entities. This blackout window enables the Umoja Team to perform system readiness activities prior to the beginning of Master Data loads.

2. Umoja System Blackout for Cluster 3 Go-Live (25 -31 May 2015)

The Cluster 3 Go-Live Blackout Period is scheduled from 12.00 pm EST Monday, 25 May to 10.00 pm EST Sunday, 31 May to support the transactional conversion of the Cluster 3 entities. During these transactional data conversions, the Umoja system must be “down” to facilitate the migration of Cluster 3 data from IMIS into the Umoja Production system.

Please ensure the scheduling of payroll and financial disbursements take into consideration the blackout period.

Further announcements regarding the blackout procedures, confirmed dates and times of the blackout schedule will be made closer to the dates as they become available. Kindly contact if you have any questions or concerns.