Key Projects Drive Development of Central Roles Database

The IET Middleware Team is developing a central, accessible database in which personnel roles as they relate to actual business processes and workflow are specified. A couple of projects are driving the development of this new service. One is the creation of a contact database (part of the MyNetwork Project) that IET-Communications Resources is developing and expects to make available to campus units in December. The second project is the development of a consolidated view of the university's organization. Various campus systems, such as DaFIS, PPS and HR, provide different views of the campus structure (e.g., financial, personnel, academic, voice/data views, etc.). To develop a unified view of the campus organization, a group composed of representatives from IET, Accounting, the Payroll Personnel System (PPS), Academic Affairs, and others has been formed. The third driver for this new service is Provost Hinshaw's request for a current, Web-based, campus-wide listing of faculty members.