Updated August 6, 2018
(NEW!) Additional planned scheduled maintenance days are scheduled for Friday, August 10 and August 17, affecting the enterprise systems of BearBuy and BFS. There will be some impacts to services that CSS provides the campus as a result of these outages:
BFS Outage Friday 6/10, 6:00AM – 6:00PM – BFS will undergo an upgrade and will be unavailable. When BFS is down, access to BearBuy is also turned off as user roles, transactions and COA validations are all dependent on BFS.
CSS has learned that scheduled maintenance work (1-day) for the enterprise systems of HCM and Blu will occur on Friday, May 11th. There will be some impacts to services that CSS provides the campus as a result of these outages:
HCM unavailable Friday May 11 from 6:00am – 6:00pm
Maintenance work will be performed on all modules of HCM including Workforce Administration, Talent Acquisition Manager (recruiting), Candidate Gateway (Berkeley Jobs applicant portal), and Self Service. They will all be unavailable during this time.
- Separations and Funding Change requests in ServiceNow: Because HCM is integrated with these request types, you’ll be able to submit these ServiceNow tickets when the system is back online on May 12th. (Or, you can submit them prior to 5/11 but please know that CSS too, will not have access to HCM until after 5/12.)
Blu will be down from Friday 5/11 from 6:00am to 2:00pm
HCM modules accessed via Blu (including Employee and Applicant Self Services) as well as BFS and BearBuy modules accessed via Blu will not be available during this time while maintenance work is being performed. Plus:
- BearBuy: Because campus purchasing requests and voucher payments/approvals will be unavailable, this will delay regular processing time.
- BFS: Access to financial journals, budget uploads, closeouts, and chartfield validations will also be unavailable. CSS’ ability to process financial transactions will be briefly postponed until the system is back online.
- T&E: This will have a similar effect to processing time. CSS will ensure that the processing of T&E transactions resumes once the system is back online. Note: check out the CSS B&FS main webpage to see what processing date the teams are currently working on.
Related outage messages and details appear on the Blu home page, the Information Systems & Technology Service Status page,and Berkeley Jobs page.
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any specific questions, you may contact your respective CSS HR Partner or CSS Business & Financial Services (B&FS) supervisor. Don’t know who your key CSS contacts are? Find your department name in the FIND YOUR UNIT PROFILE PAGE in the far-left panel on the homepage of the CSS website.