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DR Test Postponed: Umoja will be available on 5 March

Please note that the Umoja Disaster Recovery System test scheduled for 5 March in line with OICT guidelines, has been postponed to 12 March 2016.

Therefore, Umoja Production Systems will be available as normal this Saturday 5 March.

The test of the Umoja Disaster Recovery System will now take place on Saturday 12 2016 March. During the scheduled downtime, all Umoja Production Systems (ECC, SRM/Portal, Employee and Manager Self-Service) will be unavailable, from Saturday 12 March 8 am NY time (2pm CET) to 4pm NY time (10pm CET).

The Umoja Disaster Recovery System is tested on an annual basis, to ensure that in the case of a true emergency the United Nations can continue to operate and use Umoja Production Systems seamlessly.

As always, the Umoja team is making every effort to minimize the amount of system downtime and appreciates your patience.

Please refer to the Umoja System Status page for updated information regarding Umoja systems availability. We will continue to update you on any other system availability announcements. Stay tuned to our website http://umoja.un.org for the latest Umoja information.

Umoja will be unavailable from 5-6 February 2016

Please note that all Umoja Production Systems (ECC, SRM/Portal, Employee and Manager Self-Service) will be unavailable this weekend from 6 pm (NY time) on Friday 5 February to 2 am (NY time) on Saturday 6 February 2016 (approximately 8 hours downtime), due to a scheduled test of the Umoja Disaster Recovery System.

The Umoja Disaster Recovery System is tested on an annual basis, to ensure that in the case of a true emergency the United Nations can continue to operate and use Umoja Production Systems seamlessly.

As always, the Umoja team is making every effort to minimize the amount of system downtime and appreciates your patience.

Please refer to the Umoja System Status page for updated information regarding Umoja systems availability. We will continue to update you on any other system availability announcements. Stay tuned to our website http://umoja.un.org for the latest updates.

Umoja will be unavailable from 23 Jan 2016 - 24 Jan 2016

Please note that all Umoja production systems (ECC, SRM/Portal, Employee and Manager Self-Service) will be unavailable on Saturday, 23 January 2016 from 3 AM - 4 AM (NY time) due to essential system maintenance.

There may be disruptions in service availability on Sunday, 24 January 2016 from 3 AM - 4 AM (NY time) as well.  

As always, the Umoja team is making every effort to minimize the amount of system downtime and appreciates your patience. 

Please refer to http://status.umoja.un.org for updated information regarding Umoja systems availability.

We will continue to update you on the blackout schedule and any other system availability announcements.

Stay tuned to our website http://umoja.un.org for the latest updates.

Umoja: Who is my HR Partner?

With the deployment of Umoja, many human resources administrative functions have been consolidated under the new "HR Partner" role. 

What is the role of an HR Partner?

Colleagues with the role of an HR Partner in Umoja are responsible for the processing of all transactions related to personnel administration and entitlements as well as some aspects of time and travel administration. 

For example, a colleague with the role of an HR Partner can assist you with:

  • Personnel administration such as processing personnel actions for on-boarding, movements, separations, and contract renewals
  • Entitlement processing such as dependency allowances, education grant, rental subsidy
  • Confirming eligibility for HR and entitlement-related travel such as travel on recruitment, home leave and family visit travel
  • Correcting incorrect time balances, such as annual leave and home leave points


Where are colleagues performing the role of HR Partner located?

In Human Resources, the HR Partner role consolidates administrative functions previously undertaken by colleagues of the Executive Offices and HR Services, OHRM. Consequently, staff from these offices have been collocated in the various hubs worldwide to support the deployment and stabilisation of the new system. 


How do I contact my HR Partner?

HR Partners have been assigned to provide support to each department or office. Staff may seek assistance via the following: 

  • Reach out to your LPE(s), ESS / MSS Focal Points, and the local support arrangements at your entity for general queries and troubleshooting, such as how to log on and submit requests via Employee Self-Service (ESS).
  • By email or telephone, consult the following link to look up those performing the HR Partner role by office or department: Who is my HR Partner?
  • By appointment, please contact your designated HR Partner for assistance.


What about other HR issues?

Other functions relating to human resources management continue to be handled by your respective office or department, such as the following:

  • Decisions on renewal of appointment, permanent and temporary movements, and determination of release date
  • Mobility, performance management and career development issues, such as upgrading of skills or training
  • Requests for special leave and issues relating to work schedules, flexible work schedules, overtime and CTO
  • Organizational management, including post or position management


If you require assistance with any of the above issues, your first point of contact remains your Executive Office. In the event the issue relates to personal administration, entitlements, or Umoja-related transactions, please contact a colleague performing the role of HR Partner for your office or department. 

Umoja kicks Off 2016 with a visit from the Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stopped by the Umoja office at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday 6 January 2016, to greet the team members in-person and to express gratitude for the hard work of the global Umoja team and to acknowledge the significant progress made by the project over the past few years.

2016 marks the last year of the Secretary-General's term. He took the opportunity to thank the team for ensuring that the cornerstone of his plan for UN reform - the implementation of ERP - was accomplished successfully throughout the global Secretariat.

On behalf of UN senior management, we thank all those who contributed to Umoja's success, for your tremendous and tireless commitment and invaluable contribution to a successful implementation of Umoja.

We wish you all a productive and creative 2016!

You can download all the photos below in high-resolution HERE in zip format

Blog Posts: Umoja Website
February 2016