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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 11:52

Dear FM,

Today is a momentous occasion for the University of Minnesota and all of us in FM - TRIRIGA is LIVE!

In the same way that Mike Berthelsen and the EAM Team have shared their celebratory messages for TRIRIGA’s Go-Live today, I am excited for us and the functionality that TRIRIGA will provide our organization. Thank you for all the work you have done to prepare for today. This was not an easy task! We put A LOT of effort into configuring and testing the new system, creating courses and reference materials and the many, many other tasks it takes to undertake a project of this magnitude. We have launched an enterprise-class software system that is the first step in positioning us for becoming the best enterprise asset managers we can be, taking our organization to the next level. 

This is the beginning of an exciting journey!
As we complete the project of launching TRIRIGA, we are just beginning the journey of using and optimizing TRIRIGA. You may recall that Compass was our system for just over 20 years, so we will undoubtedly be working in TRIRIGA for many years to come. This really is a momentous occasion. By now, most TRIRIGA users have logged in, begun to explore and use our new tool. As you become familiar with TRIRIGA and navigate these first couple of weeks, keep these key points in mind:

  • We are all in this together. Take a breath, realize that this transition will take time and will continue to evolve as we learn more (we’ve all already had experience with this adjusting to life during a pandemic - lean on your ability to adapt!). TRIRIGA is different from Compass, and we’ll need to take it one day at a time. 

  • Be patient as the system may be a bit slow as we go through all of the activities to launch it.

  • Allocate labor hours and bill properly. Hourly users of TRIRIGA should account for all of their time in TRIRIGA using work tasks and activities. Note that some of you will be using the Kronos activities module which also launched today.

  • Training materials and guides will continue to be developed. Virtual instructor led training sessions run through October 9. If you haven’t already, please go to and complete your training. 

  • Reporting continues to be developed. TRIRIGA system queries and reports are more robust and many reports are available now. Report development will continue. In a couple of months, the Business Intelligence (BI) reporting environment will be available. Stay tuned for more information on reporting.

Resources for TRIRIGA

  • TRIRIGA Hypercare support model

    • Refer to your Go-Live kit and then...

    • Step 1 - All users: Check the TRIRIGA training materials and resources to validate the steps you are following are correct.

    • Step 2 - All users: If there is still a question or problem, reach out to a Super User in your area that can help troubleshoot and review the issue. This can be in-person, Google chat, or email.

    • Step 3 - Super users: Consult the Super User Website and follow the guidance there. 

  • TRIRIGA training and reference guides continue to be updated and are always available here: or 

    • For questions regarding TRIRIGA including training content, courses and registration, please contact [email protected].

    • Notable: TRIRIGA Training is offering drop in sessions for O&M Supervisors who missed Work Management for Supervisors or need a refresher. To join this session, follow this link: These sessions will be available at the following dates and times:

      • 9/29 - 8:30 - 11:30 AM

      • 9/30 - 12:30 - 3:30 PM

      • 10/1 - 8:30 - 11:30 AM 

      • 10/2 - 12:30 - 3:30 PM 

      • Every day 10/5-10/9 - 8:30 - 11:30 AM and 12:30 - 3:30 PM 

  • Continue to keep a watchful eye on your email for additional updates about TRIRIGA.

With the setting of a global pandemic, a presidential election year and people uniting to express their views on various social topics, we have just launched a University of Minnesota system-wide application that will be used by thousands of people to manage billions of dollars of university assets. Unprecedented, uncertain, tumultuous, crazy - pick your favorite word - for the times we are all experiencing today. As always, please make sure that with all this going on you and your coworkers continue to focus on safety in your daily work.

Have a great week!



Global Virtual Sustainability Conference October 20-22
Free registration for U of M. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) annual conference has gone virtual this year. U of M staff, students, and faculty can access the event for free. Registration details and info at

Midwest Climate Summit beginning October 2
Free registration, open to the public. The U is part of a coalition of leading Midwestern higher education institutions, non-profits, business groups, and local governments developing a coordinated Midwestern response to climate change. This partnership has led to the Midwest Climate Summit Think Tank, a series of virtual sessions beginning October 2 designed to expand climate knowledge and solutions in the Midwest, for the Midwest. More information and registration at

Flu Shots
Flu clinics are available through November 19. Appointments are required due to COVID-19. Sign up at

  • Everyone must make an appointment. Drop-ins are not allowed, but same day online scheduling is available and easy to do.

  • With the exception of two clinics at the St. Paul Student Center, all flu clinics will be held in the lobby of the Aquatics Center—next door to RecWell.

  • Everyone will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before being allowed entrance into the flu clinic area.

  • These clinics are open until 5:30pm: 

    • October 8 - St. Paul Student Center

    • October 27 - Aquatic Center

    • October 28 - St. Paul Student Center

Prepare for Open Enrollment

This year's Benefits Open Enrollment will be held November 1–November 30. To make sure you are provided with the best service possible during this time, please take a moment to review and update your contact information in MyU before November 1:

  • Log on to and click “My Info,”

  • Use the EDIT feature in the top right on each section to change any outdated information.

Look for more information about Open Enrollment in the coming weeks. Don't hesitate to call the Contact Center if you have any questions about your benefits. Call 612-624-8647 or 1-800-756-2363 and select option 1 for benefits.

Kronos Information

Wellbeing Program reminder
Watch for communications regarding our next Wellbeing Program year which begins October 1, 2020 and includes exciting changes. Go to the Wellbeing Program website for more information.

FM Sunrise Support 
FM Sunrise Support outlines the services we are providing and guidance in support of the University of Minnesota Sunrise Plan

U of M COVID-19 resources and notes

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