City to launch upgraded employee software system Sept. 1

Beginning Sept. 1, City employees will have an upgraded software system to fill out timesheets, look at paystubs, update benefit information, track City finances, order and pay for goods and services, and more. The upgraded system is called COMET, which stands for City of Minneapolis Enterprise Technology.

Why do we need COMET?

COMET upgrades the City’s current human resources software (HRIS) and financial software (COMPASS) into a more integrated system. This system will help many City employees work more effectively by:

As we launch COMET, the City will also update its financial reporting tool, significantly improving our ability to prepare business information reports and analyze information to make management decisions. The new financial reporting tool will integrate better with the City’s budgeting process tools.

COMET will allow you to:

All City staff will need training on using the new tool, including how to:

Look for more information on this training in future Minneapolis Matters articles and on CityTalk.

Many City employees will need advanced COMET training, especially Human Resources and Finance employees. Employees who need this advanced training have been notified directly. If you have a question, contact your supervisor.

You also need to be aware of some key dates around COMET’s go-live date. Please plan ahead for these dates.

Key dates

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Published Jul 28, 2015



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