Submitting Requests for a Mass Job Update in HRS


A Mass Update is a batch process to assist the institutions with large amount of data that needs to be changed in HRS. This document will outline the steps and details necessary to utilize the HR Mass Job Update process.

Process Considerations:

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A. WiscIT Request

To initiate a Mass Job Update request, email UW-Shared Services Customer Support at with the following information:

  1. Type of update to be performed (e.g., Compensation, Location, Org Dept, etc.)
  2. Desired selection criteria of population (e.g., Dept ID, Empl Classes)
  3. The target Job row Effective Date; in most cases, this should be the first day of a pay period
  4. Which payroll you are aiming to have the updates completed by, or other timing considerations
Submit your request three weeks before the target pay period start date to ensure updates are completed in the desired time frame.

B. Template Review
  1. A pre-populated template will be emailed to the requestor.  Review, update and return the template and confirm for the first affected pay period.
  2. The Cover Sheet tab identifies which fields are required for the upload.
  3. If there are employees in the list who should not receive a change, DELETE the row from the spreadsheet.  Do NOT use filters or hide employees.
  4. Once you have verified the data is correct, reply to the WiscIT email and attach the updated file.
  5. We recommend having records loaded into HRS before the first preliminary calculation of the payroll requested.

C. Mass Update Complete
  1. The Mass Job Update results will be emailed to the requestor.  It will include several tabs:
    • Summary
    • Updated - All job rows that were successfully loaded
    • Errors - All job rows that could not be loaded
    • Warnings - All job rows that were updated but require review.
      2.  It is up to the institution to review the errors/warnings and work as needed.

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