The pilot project for the Minerva Leave Reporting system, which was conducted in HR and IT departments at McGill, will be terminated as of July 31, 2008. After several weeks of use in these pilot areas it has been determined that the system is not sufficiently mature or robust to support the needs of our community. We are therefore ending the pilot project early in order to limit our investment of time and resources in this system. We'd like to thank the units that participated in the project. The comments and concerns raised in this pilot will be used to define requirements for a new product that better fits McGill's needs.
During the coming months we will evaluate alternative solutions for leave time entry at McGill. In the meantime the HR and IT units can track leave requests and absences using their own methods or using an Excel spreadsheet provided by ISR. Unit directors will receive a detailed email on how to proceed as well as spreadsheets containing the data already recorded in Minerva/Banner for each employee.
Employees in the IT and HR units will proceed to email all requests for time off to their supervisors. Supervisors and leave administrators will be responsible for following the procedures adopted by their unit to track leave requests and absences. The Leave Reporting system in Minerva will be officially closed on July 31, 2008.