I have encountered people from other departments who are promoting the Provost’s ‘Power’ application as the authoritative source for information on UTMB employees (not just those under the Provost). Some are planning to use feeds from Power instead of PeopleSoft for their own applications.
Has there been any discussion at the executive leadership level about this? It seems to me that we are heading towards an institutional train wreck.
Not an AIS employee
Thank you for the question. Both Bill Fuqua, Director of IS Administrative Information Systems, and Jimmy Clark, Executive Director for Business and Academic Systems in the Provost’s Office, agree that POWER is not and should not be used as the authoritative source for information on UTMB employees by other applications. The only data from the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) system that is being fed to POWER is faculty data. Non-faculty HCM data is not being sent to POWER. PeopleSoft HCM is the authoritative source for information about UTMB employees and all uses of this information must be approved by the data owner (which in the case of HCM is Human Resources). I would be most appreciative if the person who submitted this anonymously would reach out to me directly via another anonymous submission and let me know who specifically may be planning to use feeds from POWER for something other than their intended use. I would be happy to personally investigate further, make sure the data use is appropriate, and set clear expectations. If an executive leadership discussion is required to ensure we avoid the train wreck, I will also be glad to take the issue forward. Todd