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HR Data Mart

Standard Reports

Reports that have been through the vetting and validation process and approved by the appropriate university department who "owns" the data used. Users of standard content can be assured that the information it provides is accurate.


Metadata for HR and FI data marts is contained within the data mart and is accessible via Cognos using the Metadata package.

HR Stars

Listing of HR Stars along with their benefits and usage.

How do I work on my report and see metadata in Cognos at the same time?

To do this you need to open another browser session and log into Cognos a second   time. In Internet Explorer, select 'New Session' from the File menu. (If you do not see the File Menu, press and release the Alt key to bring up the menu bar.) It may work to simply open another browser tab, but opening a new session is safer and will ensure Cognos does not get confused between your two windows.

What is a Departmental Folder and a Departmental Administrator?

The Boiler Insight section of Cognos contains a ‘Departmental Content’ folder for departments to maintain and share content as they see fit. No one has direct access to this folder. However, your department can request a subfolder be created here for your area's use. Your department will control the access to   this subfolder.

Before requesting a Departmental Content subfolder, your department needs to decide who in your area will be the ‘Departmental Administrator’. This person will   be the one that grants and revokes access to your departments' subfolder. There should be only one or two (as a backup) Departmental Administrators in an area. They will receive additional training.

How do I access the Human Resources Data Mart?

Information to access the HR data mart can be found on Cognos Access.

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