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Magic System Maintenance - Posted 06/21/2017

DFA will be performing MAGIC system maintenance on: 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Starting at 5:00 PM
Ending at 7:00 PM

As MAGIC will be unavailable, please do not log in during this time.


New Online Download of Position and Employment Details – Posted 06/16/2017 

SPAHRS has a new menu item that allows agency users to download certain employment information.  The SPAHRS path is PO-MP-PE.  The download file can be used to determine which demograph records are missing the employee’s E-mail information.  The E-mail address should be a part of each employee’s demograph information; it is important to your being able to complete many of your human resource transactions.


Processing Schedule for Year-End - Posted 06/16/2017

MAGIC is available 24 hours a day unless notified via MASH.  SPAHRS will be available on weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning June 3, 2017 through June 24, 2017.  The MMRS Call Center support is not available on weekends. 

To allow for jobs that must be run to facilitate the year end close process and establish fiscal year 2018 data, MAGIC and SPAHRS will come down at noon on June 30, 2017.  You will be notified when MAGIC and SPAHRS are available.  There is a possibility the systems may not be available until July 5, 2017.


FY2018 Conversion Dates Reminder!!! – Posted 06/08/2017

SPAHRS users may enter changes through Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  Wednesday, June 14, 2017, is used by MSPB to process the changes previously entered by agencies.

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, user access to Human Resource functions affecting Agency, Position, Occupation, Employment for PINs, and Change Compensation for PINs will be limited to READ ONLY for all SPB Processed/Purview users. 

Access for other SPAHRS segments, including all payroll functions, will not be affected.  Access for Non-SPB agencies will not be affected.  Prior to opening of business on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, SPAHRS user access will be reset to allow users to resume previously authorized access.


ACE Security Changes - Posted 05/08/2017

MMRS Security is experiencing a high volume of requests due to the recent changes in ACE.  We are processing the requests in the order received as quickly as we can.  Please be advised, it is not mandatory for you log into ACE at this time - only the next time you need to log into ACE.  We appreciate your patience.


Reminder – Important Changes to ACE – Posted 04/20/2017

Remember - Effective May 1st, 2017, your MAGIC user ID and password will become your ACE user ID and password.  If you do not have a MAGIC user ID and password but will need one to log into ACE, you may contact the MMRS call center at your convenience any time after April 30th for assistance. 

NOTE:  If you were hired after June 30th, 2014, your ACE user ID will have a “30” after your initials, i.e. AB30111111

If you have previously logged into MAGIC but don’t remember your password, you may reset it by clicking on the word link on the MAGIC log-on screen and answering the security questions.  The new password will be your MAGIC and ACE password effective May 1st, 2017.

MAGIC SECURITY CONTACTS – Please make sure that each of the users in your agency has an email address on their account in Identity Management (IDM).  This address will be required for MMRS to process the password reset for ACE or MAGIC.  Also, beginning May 1, the email address for all users should also be added to SPAHRS in the field labeled “Email” on the first screen of the Demograph as soon as it is enabled; you will be notified when that occurs.

For further assistance, you may email or call Security at MMRS Call Center at 601-359-1343, Option 1, Sub-option 4.


Update from MSPB - FLSA Overtime Rule Injunction - Posted 11/29/2016

Several states, including Mississippi through the Office of the Governor, filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor to challenge the overtime rule change scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  As a result of the lawsuit, the U.S. District Court on November 22nd issued a preliminary injunction which has stopped the rule from going into effect at this time.  Whether the rule change may have to be implemented at a later date will depend upon the final ruling in the lawsuit.

If you have already made changes to the exempt status of your employees in preparation to comply with the scheduled December 1st implementation, MSPB staff will be happy to assist you in processing necessary corrections to those changes.  Requested corrections must be in accordance with current, applicable laws and regulations. If [MSPB] can be of assistance to your agency, please contact your assigned HCCP consultant.



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