Month: December 2020

Upcoming Core-CT Outage (From Payroll Ofc)

Good Afternoon,

Due to 2020 Year End Processing activities, Core-CT will be unavailable beginning at 7 PM on Monday, 12/28/20. We anticipate that system access will be restored around 2 PM on Tuesday, 12/29/20. We will send a follow-up communication once we receive confirmation that the system is available.

Thank you for your patience.

Happy Holidays!



Jennifer Person
Director, Payroll Department
University of Connecticut
343 Mansfield Rd., Unit 1111
Storrs, CT  06269-1111
P:  860-486-0962 or 860-486-2423
F:  860-486-4296

PLEASE READ – Smart HR Outage due to SA Upgrade (From Payroll Office)

***Important Message to Smart HR Users from Jessica Dempsey***

Good Morning,

Due to the upgrade of the PeopleSoft Student Administration System, Smart HR template functionality will be impacted beginning Friday, 12/4 through Tuesday, 12/8. Users should not attempt to submit Core-CT Smart HR transactions on the following templates:

Special Payroll Smart HR Templates
UC_PG_SPT Special Payroll Teaching Hire PageUp
UC_TBH_DC_SPT_PAY Special Payroll Teaching Pay Change
UC_TBH_GRAT UConn Hire Template – Gratis
UC_TBH_SPT UConn Hire Template – Special Pay Teaching

Graduate Assistants and Provost’s Professional Interns Smart HR Template
UC_TBH_GA UConn Hire Template – Graduate Assistant
UC_TBH_GI UConn Hire Template – Graduate Intern Hire
UC_TBH_DC_GA_PAY UConn Graduate Assistants Pay/Level Change
UC_TBH_DC_GI_PAY UConn Data Change – Grad Intern (Professional) Pay
UC_TBH_DC_GRAD_DAT Graduate Payroll Data Changes

Student Labor and Work-study Smart HR Templates
UC_TBH_DC_WS_AWRD UConn Data Change – Work Study Award
UC_TBH_SL UConn Hire Template – Student Labor Hire
UC_TBH_SL_RACA UConn Hire Template – Student Labor RA/CA
UC_TBH_WS UConn Hire Template – Workstudy Student Hire

Please note: Transactions submitted on these templates during this period will be cancelled and users will need to resubmit them.

We anticipate that processing will be able to resume on Wednesday, 12/9 after all data and integrations have been validated. We will send a follow-up communication once we receive confirmation that use of these templates may resume. Questions regarding Smart HR functionality can be directed to Thank you for your patience.

Jessica Dempsey
University of Connecticut
Payroll Department
P (860) 486-0958
F (860) 486-4296

KFS Reminder – COVID Expenses (from Budget Office)

From: Kuali Financial System On Behalf Of Budget – Budget Office
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:46 AM
Subject: ** UPDATE/CORRECTION ** KFS Reminder – COVID Expenses

Correction: As I’m sure many of you realized, the IAA eDoc has been replaced by the GLT (General Ledger Transfer). Please see corrected language highlighted below. Sorry for any confusion.

As a reminder, expenses relating to COVID should be coded in KFS using Project Code COVID19. It will be extremely helpful to have any current purchases related to COVID posted to KFS prior to December 30th for reporting purposes.

Some examples of the types of expenses related to COVID are:
1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
2. Purchasing of equipment to work remotely (Computers, cables, iPads, etc)
3. Purchase of additional cleaning materials to clean offices, bathrooms, doors, etc.
4. Additional services needed from vendors for facility services and housekeeping, etc.
5. Supplies or services related to distance learning.

So for transactions that have already posted to the general ledger that should have had the COVID19 project code, please submit the correction to add the COVID19 code via a GLT eDoc in KFS prior to December 30, 2020.

Instructions on the GLT can be found at this link: GLT Procedure Guide If the link does not work for you, please visit and click on “Access Our Knowledgebase.” All KFS learning tools and procedure guides are listed on that page.