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To:     University Community

From: ConnectCarolina Finance and HR/Payroll Executive Sponsors
James W. Dean, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Karol Kain Gray, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Chris Kielt, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO
Brenda Malone, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Date: August 5, 2013

The ConnectCarolina project team and hundreds of University staff have contributed immensely toward the goal of implementing HR/Payroll and Finance systems with a scheduled go-live of January 2014.  

However, at our monthly Sponsors’ status meeting on Thursday, August 1, the project team leadership presented information that led us to reconsider the current project go-live of January 2014.  After discussion, our decision was to postpone project go-live.  We do not take this step lightly, but feel it is essential in order to provide the highest quality system possible to the University community.

We directed the project team leadership to analyze the work that remains to be completed and the estimated schedule and cost to complete it.  We have asked the leadership team to provide this information in three weeks.  Once we receive and review the team’s report, we will determine an appropriate new go-live timeframe and communicate this to the University community.

Due to the go-live date moving, training will not be held in October through December of this year. The change management team will be in touch as soon as feasible with a new training schedule.  We remain committed to thorough and effective training in the new system.

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and sincerely thank everyone who has been involved in the project so far for the substantial amount of work already completed. We look forward to continuing to work with you to make the project a success.

cc:           Chancellor Carol Folt

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