Protect your Frontline Officers with an Early Intervention System

Law enforcement agencies are in a tough position; they have a mandate to protect the public, but it cannot be met at the expense of their employees. Consider these statistics:

  • More officers die of suicide than die of shootings and traffic accidents combined.[1]
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) cites studies that show between 7% and 19% of police officers experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms, compared to 3.5% of the general population.[2]

The ability to identify officers who are at risk for mental health issues, litigation, or reprimand is invaluable. Early intervention in these cases can help to save the officer’s career—or life. Read more

PeopleSoft Test Framework – Is it Right for You? (2 of 2)

In Part 2 of my interview with Russ Barberio (RB) and Dan Croce (DC), we dig deeper into the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) as we discuss the system and cost benefits associated with automated testing. PTF is a powerful tool, especially when applying variables and using test scripts.

Here’s more on about the value of PTF and how to optimally leverage it.
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Hackensack Meridian Health – PeopleSoft Innovator Award Winner

Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) was recently awarded a PeopleSoft Innovator Award at Oracle OpenWorld in recognition of the tremendous amount of work accomplished in a relatively short time. After the individual healthcare networks merged operations in 2016, the project team set about eliminating 25 HR/Payroll systems as it moved 33,000 team members at 13 hospitals and over 200 centers into one consolidated system. HMH deployed Elasticsearch, Fluid pages, and custom Fluid pages to make Employee Self Service more intuitive for the users. They also deployed two-factor authentication to make the system more secure. Read more

PeopleSoft Test Framework – Is it Right for You? (1 of 2)

We all know the benefits of using the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF). Streamlining the testing process, reducing costs, and keeping your PeopleSoft system up-to-date are just a few of the advantages. However, clients still want to know if it is the best tool for their organization.

In order to gain insight into the value of PTF and how to optimally leverage it, I spoke with Russ Barberio (RB) and Dan Croce (DC). Both are Senior Consultants with Sierra-Cedar and have experience using the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) to automate testing.  Read more

Domino’s – PeopleSoft Innovator Award Winner

The Value of a Customization

Oracle awarded Domino’s an Innovator Award for its recent deployment of an innovation to its PeopleSoft HCM system. Domino’s created an innovative custom-built application to capture acknowledgments and electronic signatures from employees for a variety of HR, benefits, and payroll purposes. Domino’s bolt-on customization delivers hard benefits to the organization. This may be something you, too, might want to consider. Read more

Syracuse University – PeopleSoft Innovator Award Winner

Fluid + Mobile + Workflow = Organization Value

Recently, Syracuse University moved to the next generation of time collection for both its academic and administrative units, with innovations around collection processes and easing administrative burdens. Syracuse identified an area of need and took the steps to improve its PeopleSoft system, using the delivered tools versus a wholesale system replacement. This innovative project was recognized by Oracle with a PeopleSoft Innovator Award. Read more

NFCU – PeopleSoft Innovator Award Winner

The Value of a Customization

Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) was awarded a PeopleSoft Innovator Award by Oracle for its work with Candidate Gateway (recruiting). NFCU combined the updated features of Candidate Gateway with edits to delivered Fluid UI pages and added unique Web analytics to capture data about a candidate’s behavior when applying for a job. NFCU simplified the PeopleSoft application process and optimized the experience for potential new hires. Read more

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Sierra-Cedar Selected to Host First-Ever Nationwide Public Sector User Group Meeting at Workday Rising 2018

The Change-Culture Connection – Where to Start?

The study of organizational culture is nothing new, but it is finally getting more consideration in the practice of Change Management—and this raises a lot of questions. What are the connections between culture, business leadership, and transitions? How can this information be used in strategies? What approaches should be applied when culture is x, y, or z? It’s often hard to know where to start to understand a client’s complex culture, so I thought I’d share my favorite change-culture resources. Read more