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Current Projects

Current Status as of 07.02.2020

The OIT Project Management office tracks project status weekly to monitor and control project performance across projects managed by the PMO. Links to additional project information are provided where available.


Phase 4: Closing

These project teams are wrapping up work, documenting lessons learned, and preparing for stakeholder signoff.

  • MS Teams:   Replacing Skype with MS Teams.  MS Teams is a tool that provides a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration.
  • VPN Migration: Migrate UC Merced VPN services from End of Life Cisco ASA Platform to Palo Alto Networks Global Protect (GP) solution. Enable 2FA protection for VPN authentication.
  • TRS: Time Reporting System Replacement.  TRS is a web-based time reporting system designed to collect employee work hours, acquire supervisor's approval, and upload work time electronically to UCPath for payroll processing.
  • TAMS Implementation/PAWS Replacement Project: As part of system-wide UCPath Project, UCMerced has initiated ‘Talent Acquisition Management System’ TAMS implementation that will eventually replace the legacy recruiting system ‘PAWS’. TAMS is expected to provide  enjoyable applicant experience and enable superior workflow and transparent recruitment processes.

Phase 3: Executing

These project teams are working to complete the objectives as outlined in their project scope.

  • Next Generation Network (NGN) : Phase II: Campus adding wireless access points to enhance wireless coverage
  • 2020 (Design, Install active electronics, AV): Design and installation of Active Electronics, AV (3 of 13 buildings) Additional phases/building will extend the final deadline estimated past 2020. 2020 Website
  • Tier Campus Success ProgramMigrate our current interim Identity registry system to the TIER identity registry product midPoint.  TIER midPoint will align UC Merced with other Universities and provide a higher level of security.
  • Alpha Financials: Implement Oracle Cloud Financials in collaboration with UC San Diego that will replace the current GL system (hosted by UCLA). In addition to having state-of-the-art financial technology, the new system will include new Budgeting application.
  • UC Merced Connect: Design and build a new communications and marketing platform that replaces Portal, Happenings, and the existing campus events calendar. CONNECT will integrate Banner, SSO, and other key campus systems so that students, faculty, and staff will be able to access a customized, secure, and modern portal experience that delivers information they want and need via mobile and desktop.
  • Concur: Implement Concur Expense that will replace the current Expense reporting tool (Express - hosted by UCLA).  The new system will introduce the latest in travel expense reporting technology, as well as a mobile application
  • i-Sight:  i-Sight is a cloud-based case management platform used by the Title IX offices that streamlines the investigative process from initial intake to final report and provides the information needed to analyze results, demonstrate trends and prevent losses.  Due to Audit recommendations UCOP is working to implement i-Sight as the Title IX Case Management system. We are also migrating our existing Advocate solution to i-Sight.

Phase 2: Planning

These project teams are working to define a detailed scope, resource plan, budget, and project schedule.

  • Campus Bookstore Solution:  Implement and integrate Follett’s Connect Once virtual appliance as the primary bookstore solution for the UC Merced campus.

Phase 1: Initiating

These project teams are working on a preliminary outline of the project's scope and objectives, indentifying participants, and defining their roles and responsibilities.

  • AWS Migration:   Formalizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering and migrating existing systems hosted at UCB to AWS as part of the OIT Cloud First Strategy.