Our future is shaped by our past: Recognizing years of service 

Several employees marked anniversaries this month. Whether celebrating 1 year or 25, WashU IT employees are devoted to the success of the institution and their colleagues, and delivering a superior customer experience.  Congratulations to those celebrating milestone work anniversaries, and thank you for all you do to support ImpacT, our IT Strategic Plan, each other, […]

Onward and Upward:  Elevating Collaboration with our Atlassian Cloud Voyage

The Atlassian Cloud Migration Project team has reached the milestone of retiring the on-premises Confluence and Jira applications, along with their associated servers. While retirement planning began 2 years earlier, core project activities officially began in October of 2022 as the team began to gather requirements and learn the features and functionality unique to the Atlassian […]

One.WUSTL Unveils a Fresh New Look!  

On Wednesday, April 24th, an upgrade to One.WUSTL.edu changed the look of the application you use daily. No worries though: functionality will remain the same. You can still access hundreds of university services and systems anywhere, anytime and sign in to save your favorites for easy reference.   The changes are small but noticeable:  If you’re […]

March IT All Hands recording and materials now available

The meeting recording and the presentation materials from the March IT All Hands meeting are now available for review. If you were unable to attend last month’s meeting, or if you just want a recap, please explore the materials from the last meeting, or any of the past meetings from the last several years.

Unlocking Success: The Story Behind our Mass Emailing Makeover

The Emma Product Replacement for ListServ Maestro project was created to replace the aging ListServ and ListServ Maestro applications and associated hardware. These common good applications enable mass emailing functionality for various populations across the university.  The introduction of Emma to Groups 1, 2 and 3 has been met with enthusiastic reception, leading the team to accelerate […]

The importance of self-reflection and self-awareness in the workplace 

As I have been re-reading “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable” by Patrick Lencioni, well listening to the audio book, it has had me thinking about self-awareness. The book is tale about reasons that teams fail to function effectively and how we can work to correct course.  Self-awareness is not one of the […]

Complete Harassment Prevention Training in Workday by April 12th 

All WashU employees have been assigned annual harassment prevention training in Workday, which must be completed by April 12. The course was developed by Skillsoft, a leading expert in compliance training. Contingent employees are not required to complete the training.       Warning: some employees might find the simulated photos or exercises to be distressing. The subject […]

Staff Recognition and Awards: Please nominate your peers

Distinguished Honor Awards  nominations are open and being accepted until 5 pm CT, Friday, March 15th. Explore the categories under Universitywide, Central Fiscal Unit (CFU,) Medical School, and Danforth Campus School awards and consider nominating your peers or leaders for these prestigious honors.  Staff Recognition Awards this year will return to an in-person component. Staff with […]

Pause to technology purchases and projects involving student data

As we approach the start of the complicated go-live year for  Workday Student, we are asking that schools and units pause the purchase of new technologies or the start of new technical projects that involve student data. This pause is temporary but necessary to ensure no negative impacts to our transition to Workday Student. Further, we […]