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September 22, 2017: PeopleSoft Upgrade and Planned Outage from October 5 to October 10

Starting soon, it’s going to be even easier to navigate your way around Employee and Manager Self-Service.

PeopleSoft is the human resources software suite that incorporates payroll, time and leave, benefits and HR functions, including Employee and Manager Self Service. The new PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) 9.2 system will be available October 10.

The most significant change you can expect to see from the upgrade is new fluid navigation that introduces tiles, as well as new landing pages that deliver a different visual and more intuitive experience. Take a look at the before and after visuals below, and get familiar with the new look.

Previous Peoplesoft menu New menu in PeopleSoft
Before After

Planned outage

The PeopleSoft system – which includes payroll, HR, benefits and time and leave – will be unavailable from October 5 at 6 p.m. until October 10 at 6 a.m. to prepare for the upgrade. Related support services may also be interrupted during this time.

What you need to do

After the upgrade on October 10, you will need to clear your cache before launching Employee Self Service or the Manager Dashboard. Not sure how to clear your cache? Read the Windows 7/Windows 10 or Windows Vista instructions (depending on what version you’re on) to find out!

To access Employee Self Service or Manager Self Service go to https://timepay.gov.bc.ca/ and save this link in your favourites. Any other links that bypass this login page will no longer work.

More information

Learn more about the project and updates that you will see and view the 9.2 Upgrade change documents on MyHR.


September 11, 2017: Quittin' Time Posters

Check out the new Quittin' Time posters (PDF, 1.2 MB) and learn more about reasons to quit smoking and how to find supporting resources.


August 8, 2017: Employee and Family Assistance Services Brochure and Poster

Employee and Family Assistance Services includes a range of services provided by the Agency through a contract with Morneau Shepell.

For an overview, check out the recently added BC Public Service Employee & Family Assistance Services brochure (PDF, 368KB) or print the Employee & Family Assistance Services poster (PDF, 461KB).


March 28, 2017: New Guidelines to Support Transgender Awareness in the Workplace

Transgender awareness has an important role in respectful workplaces. Resources for supervisors and employees are now available on MyHR.


March 20, 2017: Benefits Plan Transition to Great-West Life effective April 1

Read the email updateIDIR restricted access link for BC Government employees from Lori Halls, Deputy Minister of the Public Service Agency, about the transition to Great-West Life effective April 1.