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New MMRS Training Schedule Posted – Posted 08/09/2017
A new MMRS Training Schedule for September 2017 has been posted on the MMRS website; the dates, times, and registration information are listed in the Legacy Training Scheduleat www.dfa.ms.gov/mmrs found under the MMRS Training link.
Please note that if you have never attended a class for SPAHRS, there is a required web-based tutorial to assist in orientation and navigation in those systems. It is 6002 - SPAHRS Orientation - Navigation, which is found under MMRS Training > Legacy Training Materials > SPAHRS > General Functionality > Navigation and Overview.
MAGIC system maintenance schedule for August 2017 - Posted 07/27/2017
As DFA will be performing maintenance, please do not log into MAGIC during these times.
Wednesday, August 23rd 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Monday, August 28th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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