New Features and Improvements for Applicants:

Key Word search within postings
Browser’s “Back” button works within system
User-friendly display for applicant to see a full list of positions they’ve applied for
Easy navigation to save applications by section and complete later
Easier process to attach documents such as resumes and transcripts

Though there are many improved applicant features that we are excited about, applications created in the first generation of Careers are not transferable from the PA 5.8 to PA 7.6. Applicants must setup a new user account within PA 7.6. We have posted a message on the system’s webpage informing applicants about this change.

New Features for Hiring Managers:

Authentication using UMW credentials
User-friendly interface with tabs and drill-down options
“Alert” section to highlight pending items
Ability to easily export report data to Excel
Statistical analysis tools available to compare applicants
Spell check for text entry fields
For Position Description Records-Customized views; default searches; report exports and bulk edit options

Message to Applicants

February 2014

Attention Applicants!The University of Mary Washington is committed to providing applicants with the best user experience when applying to open jobs. As part of this commitment, we are upgrading our online employment application system on May 13, 2014.Any applications that you have submitted on line prior to this date will remain active until the position is filled, but you will no longer be able to see the status of the application online. After May 13, 2014, you will need to create a new account and application in order to apply to any new position. This is an excellent opportunity for you to bring your profile current.You are encouraged to print a copy of your application for your records prior to May 13, 2014. Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at or .

PeopleAdmin / Careers Timeline


Updated Careers Implementation Timeline

Monday, March 31, 2014

All –We are in the final stages of completing the upgrade for the new Careers application (Position Management and Recruitment) and want to provide you an update on our progress and information about a change to the projected timeline.Our original plan of projected internal validation testing dates has changed. Validation testing by Human Resource staff will begin the week of April 10thValidation testing by designated testers will commence on or about the week of April 21st.  While these dates have changed to ensure product and process quality, we don’t anticipate any additional impact to the timeline.Based on what we now know, we will continue to plan for Onsite Training for Supervisors, Hiring Managers and Chairs to begin during the week of May 20th and for system go-live on May 27th,as previously announced.  Our primary goal is to ensure that the system is fully ready to deliver.

The attached plan has been updated to include the new dates for validation testing.  Please continue to follow this timeline to manage your positions and recruitment.

We will keep you posted as we move through the testing phase.  Detailed instructions will follow for information about user testing, the training schedule, how to sign up for training, and information about system go-live.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have questions.

Pam Lowery

 “New” Careers Rollout Plan

 February 21, 2014

We have reached a significant milestone in the move to preparing for the roll-out of upgrade to Careers, the recruitment / position management platform. The new system is currently being ‘built’ – and will soon be ready for testing.We can now offer you projected target dates and events to keep in mind as you plan and manage your positions and recruitments. Please see the attached document for information.Your next steps are:

  • Complete one form for each open / planned recruitment (Due Monday, 03/03/2014)
  • Plan to attend training in May,
  • Let me know if you want to be a Designated Tester (Due Monday, 03/03/2104)

Thanks very much. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have questions.

Pam Lowery

UMW’S Updating Careers – We Need Your Input!

August 22, 2013

You are receiving this email because of the valuable insight that you can add to the design of the new careers, our online recruitment system. The design phase of the upgrade begins on Tuesday, September 17, when our vendor representative, Valerie McDonough, will be conducting one-hour focus group sessions. These sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 17 in Lee Hall 412; your group’s time is listed at the bottom of this message. Your experience and role in the Position Description/Recruiting processes are will be fully considered as we update and implement new and efficient processes.You need not prepare for the meeting(s). You need to bring only your honest and open feedback.Many thanks go to those of you who participated in the focus group in the spring. Your feedback was invaluable, and enabled us to move forward with the upgrade of careers.Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 17 in Lee Hall 412. Please RSVP to me by the end of the day on August 29.Thanks in advance for your thoughtful participation.

Pam Lowery