UC OATS Release Notes

The current release is marked by the blue button below. Click on the buttons below to view the previous releases.


Release 2.38.0 June 30, 2019


    -Added new column to an internal report to enable better validations. 

    -New functionality to support manual triggering of Notifications

    -New functionality to support sending out Notifications on a specific date and time.

Bug Fixes


Release 2.37.0 June 24 2019


    -New tab - "Pending Request" added under App-Admin / Unit / Divisions, Personnel & Thresholds 

    -Optimize email notifications to target specific subscribers

    -Improve color coding for the unit tree to indicate a unit with an appointed faculty but no reviewer or/and approver assigned.

    -Support to customize the annual certification popup (clicking on purple "Annual Certification" button) text per campus per policy (APM 025 and 671).

Bug Fixes

- The version label in the About dialog changed to a link to the release notes.

   - Changed daily staff email notifications to send only to staff (approver or reviewer) if there is a form waiting for his/her review or approval action. 

   - Internal patch to address duplicate faculty accounts.

   - Changed the logic of the Back entering Category 1 form to use the full "approve to date" instead of only the year part.  Using only the year part in certain cases results in the activity approved beyond the fiscal year.  For example, if the "approve to" date is 06/01/2020 the fiscal year should be FY19-20.  Prior to the fix the fiscal year was calculated FY20-21.


Release 2.36.0 June 10 2019


    - Faculty annual certifcation signature page mentions 671 HSCP - 671 wording removed

    - Faculty system notes

    - Support for units to not review/approve

    - Those that do have faculty but no reviewer or approvers highlighted  on the Unit Tree 

Bug Fixes

    - Report for 240-246 - not listing earnings/income reported under cat 3 fixed

    - Staff import issue resolved

    - Duplicate entry into departments fixed

Performance Issues/Tasks

    -Added a message to let the users know about that the secondary appointment information is only for display, not to do anything in the system.

Release 2.35.0 May 27 2019


    - Statistics added under app admin. Functionality not yet ready for general release

    - Added action button to remove file

    - Dept API level value consistency

Bug Fixes

    - Allowed entering of activities in next fiscal year with alert to faculty

    - Annual certification status indicator & Purple Button

    - Added staff function allowing multiple staff for same person

    - Alternate approver aux function

Release 2.34.0 May 13 2019


    - UCPATH feature (importing faculty by scheduled proc)

    - Reviewer - Faculty UI supports back entering Cat 1 and Student involvement form

    - Approver - Review/Approval tabs, consistency and performance improvement

    - Allowed entering of activities in next fiscal year with alert to faculty

Bug Fixes

    - Approved Cat 1 form not visible to reviewers in chain of review

    - Improved UI for adding faculty

    - Faculty dialog fixes

    - Unit / faculty association

    - Multiple requests to exceed forms now correctly numbered

    - UCSF pagination navigation issue fixed

Performance Issues/Tasks

    - Added check when removing alternative approver role

    - Procedure added to access upper level departments

Release 2.33.0 April 29 2019


    - New "About UCOATS" menu item under top left logout dropdown - version number added

    - Allowed entering of activities in next fiscal year, with alert to faculty

    - Reviewer/Approver UI Annual Certification - department Column

Bug Fixes

    - Reviewer/Approver UI Annual Certification bulk signing - option to approve

    - Fixed reviewer UI faculty info pages email content showing along with activities on first page

    - Request button behavior based on color

Release 2.32.0 April 15 2019


    - Intellectual Property questions updated

    - Faculty activity form - checkboxes now trigger the IP questions

Bug Fixes

    - Fixed Annual Certification to support multiple departments

    - 025 summer hours calculation and summer hours logging repaired

    - Summer Hours info button now showing on Annual Certification page

    - Alert warning of approaching threshold on earnings or time - wording rewritten

    - Annual certification form - fixed column headers (org sector, etc)

    - Faculty creation comma added with salary

    - Dept. relation added to functions

Performance Issues/Tasks

    - Code optimized for Reviewer interface - ap review tab, annual certification

Release 2.31.0 April 1 2019


    - Verified role on reviewer and approver pages

    - Cat 1 form - last date for seeking approval

    - Departments - Summer periods inherit details

    - Dialog to edit staff name under App-Admin now visible to Reviewer

Bug Fixes

    - Reviewer - ap review tabs updated - 'my review,' 'forms in process,' 'approved,' 'all activities,' 'deleted' tabs

    - Cat 1 form Fiscal Year indicator showing correct value after creation

    - Faculty - Enter Activity button now enabled after annual certification returned

    - App Admin - summer period issue fixed

Release 2.30.0 March 15 2019


    - Faculty names are empty

    - Activity enter button enabled after pending annual certification

Bug Fixes

    - Copying faculty setting forward to next fiscal year results in correct Effort TH

    - Updated UCSF faculty records (routing_id=dept_id)

    - 0 hours reporting in summer hours allowed

    - Faculty navigation to previous fiscal year fixed

    - Reviewer 'add faculty' settings in working order

Performance Issues/Tasks

    - Reviewer - faculty - 'all faculty' tab optimized

    - Reviewer - faculty - over time th tab optimized

    - Reviewer - faculty - over earnings th tab optimized

    - Department Viewers optimized

Release 2.29.0 March 1 2019


    - App Admin: Staff name functionality- allows editing of staff names

    - App Admin: data import - department import removed

Bug Fixes

    – App Admin: Removal of faculty “roles” button and updating of faculty edit button  to “edit name”

    - UCDavis: App Admin: faculty settings edit popup now populating

Performance Issues/Tasks

    - App admin - people tab, role edit refactored and optimize.

    - Updated UCSF faculty records set routing_id=dept_id on Training. Corrected misunderstanding of purpose of routing_id field in faculty data import.

Release 2.28.0 February 15 2019


    - UCSF - setup routing on training and production

    - Added version ID to the training site red banner

    - Created an ucoats-about page

Bug Fixes

    - Accent marks in faculty names on faculty detail page added

    - Cat 1 form faculty view - NA value added to field 'Last date for which you are seeking approval'

    - Time TH column in App Admin section fixed

    - UCSF training- duplicate entries removed

Release 2.27.0 February 1 2019


    - Added date indicator to popup listing

    - Reviewer and Approver - Added missing print buttons on forms

    - Cat 1 - Signature fixed

    - Income Threshold now using base salary

Bug Fixes

    - Faculty - add setting is now working

    - Help text icon added

    - Printing issues fixed

    - Export Current Data function now working

    - AP review tab export current data

    - Emails tab on faculty info (details) repaired

    - % calculation FTE repaired

    - Parameter campus_pretty_name on printing forms added

    - Fixed login in upper right hand corner

    - Approver now able to see a request with multiple depts (80% and 20%)

    - Approved email with accounts

Release 2.26.0 January 18 2019


    - New parameter created oats-apm campus_pretty_name

Bug Fixes

    - Primary department indicator on faculty details page showing info

    - Effort amount allows currency format to submit

    - Refactored 'get department' procedure

Release 2.25.0 January 4 2019


    - Changed root level from departments

    - Added inherit flag for departments summer term

Bug Fixes

    - Analyze Annual Certification - primary department issue for routing

    - Reviewer/Approver/Auditor permission to download note file

Release 2.24.0 December 21 2019


    - None

Bug Fixes

    - Annual Certification bulk signing - not option to approve

    - Faculty reporting summer hours. The text field entry needs to enforce values => entered value is > 0 and <= max value allowed.

    - Unit faculty limit settings to context fiscal year

    - Single review/approver process if department is the parent request departments

    - Unable to enter income when faculty belongs to two different departments because income is taking year_id from all faculty settings instead of the primary only

Release 2.23.0 December 7 2019


    - Copy forward faculty settings to next fiscal year

Bug Fixes

    - Update primary dept on prod for faculty in 49014 according to routing dept setting

    - Multiple year type for each policy

    - UCSC login

    - A faculty with two department appointments and not being routed to both

Release 2.22.0 November 23 2019


    - Copy forward faculty settings to next fiscal year

Bug Fixes

    - Not found page (dev site only)

    - Summer month UI end date population

    - Faculty edit

    - Copy forward faculty settings to next fiscal year

    - Faculty::UI Expand/Collapse effort inconsistent behavior

    - Faculty::UI Effort reported hours maxlength increased

Release 2.21.0 November 9 2019


    - None

Bug Fixes

    - do not display enter an activity button if the fiscal_year annual certification has been submitted

    - people tab query optimization

    - Summer Panel should not show up in faculty UI if policy is 025 and year type is Fiscal.

Release 2.20.0 October 26 2019


    - UCSC state machines starts at level 3

Bug Fixes

    - cat 1 activity approved multiple years

    - unit level thresholds being ignored by faculty

Release 2.19.0 October 12 2019


    - Refactor core logic for the department summer terms inheritance

    - State machine import script updates if the state machine name exists

    - Adding a search button in the app admin people tab

    - Reviewer's needs my review tab, forms in process - duplicate row fix

Bug Fixes

    - reviewer faculty area : removal of email notifications, add departments into faculty info page

    - conversion of widget 'last date of which you are seek approval' to select with 5 options from current to current+4 years.

    - Fixing bug related to not updating the inheritance for the summer term while updating the flag in the department.

Release 2.18.0 September 28 2019


    - request state machine different beginning level depending on department hierarchy

Bug Fixes

    - Removing hardcoded school for cat1 forms

    - UI user security for state machine package

Release 2.17.0 September 28 2019


    - Request with division department support

Bug Fixes

    - None

Release 2.16.0 September 14 2019


    - Become action from the staff list for the SWA

Bug Fixes

    - Add faculty package/subsite group constraint to report 240-246

    - Add and revoke admin privilege to the app_admin role

    - Fixing return_url calls and adding fiscal_year parameter to the app admin department lists

    - Fixing call to deprecated proc for creating group when creating a new department

    - Ticket #21975 Datatable load status indicator

Release 2.15.0 August 24 2019


    - Changed root level from departments

    - Added inherit flag for departments summer term

Bug Fixes

    - Update ad_conn package_ur to ad_conn vhost_package_url

    - Fixed app admin department breadcrumbs sort logic

Release 2.14.0 August 10 2019


    - None

Bug Fixes

    - Ticket #22102 Limit the roles available to select from to approver, reviewer, and auditor at the level.

    - Ticket #20878 importing faculty - Display fiscal year for importing faculty data. The assumption is that the data will be for fiscal year displayed at top of banner.

    - Ticket #20880 on faculty import - please generate a report of faculty where either the primary and/or routing department changes.

    - Request with multiple departments support

Release 2.13.0 July 27 2019


    - Adding the routing process for the approvals based on the faculty departments

Bug Fixes

    - None

Release 2.12.0 July 13 2019


    - Navigation between roles

    - Added max characters feature to all text fields in forms.

Bug Fixes

    - Scripts to clean up server

    - Display fiscal year for importing faculty data

    - Error when adding myself as a staff (reviewer roles) to Classisc department

    - Bulk approval of annual certifications with no activities for reviewer

    - Annual certification - rejected submission feedback (red triangles) and mouseover feedback NOT useful

    - Add bulk reviewer function to Annual Certifications - like we have for approvers

Release 2.11.0 June 29 2019


    - None

Bug Fixes

    - Faculty settings policy updates

    - Navigation between roles

    - Limit faculty search within subsite

    - Alternate approver

    - Faculty 671 zero hour income

Release 2.10.0 June 15 2019


    - Short transition name for state machine

Bug Fixes

    - summer salary set up UI - "--" not zeros

    - Default calendar for reporting effort

    - exceeding TH form note

    - Annual Certification not working

Release 2.09.0 June 1 2019


    - Policies and Years moved from OATS to UC OATS package since that is a global feature

    - Adding apm callbacks to the package

Bug Fixes

    - Tabs are not maintained scrolling through years

Release 2.08.0 May 18 2019


    - Email log fixed

    - Cat 1 formatted

    - AP review -> all activities -> income sublevel fixed

Bug Fixes

    - Missing ctrl_email::status_options

    - Cat 1 format request

    - AP review -> all activities -> income sublevel doesn't work

Release 2.07.0 May 4 2019


    - None

Bug Fixes

    - App admin page cookie

    - Fix issue when importing the departments. Data was not retrieved correctly, fixed the logic.

Release 2.06.0 April 20 2019


 - Activity button relabelled 'Enter'

 - Added Summer Hours progress bar and features in Faculty side

 - Annual certification filter label changed to Approved

 - Activity state transition from Approver to Reviewer

 - Email filters

 - Legend updated without extra buttons

 - Stock Valuation form dependency removed

 - Stock Valuation all children expanded by default, label changed, $ per share added, filter added

 - Tooltip for student and threshold form sync

 - Added time threshold by policy

 - Replaced system terms with department terms

 - Reverted and refactored App Admin department information top navigation

 - Adding policy time threshold and default value to avoid any division by 0 for the summary information

Bug fixes

 - Email log filters added

 - Approaching Threshold warning - wording changed

 - Activity state transition from Approver to Reviewer added

 - Tooltip for student and threshold form sync added

 - Effort reporting enhanced to support summer hours

 - Legend updated without extra buttons

 - APM 671 Report Effort and Earnings repaired

 - CAT 1 approval form fixed

 - Activity button relabelled 'Enter'

 - Comma error fixed

 - The Time Threshold changed from 348 to 384.

 - Added punctuation to separate Activities in export

 - Department fiscal year navigation error message added

 - Stock Valuation all entries expanded by default, label changed, $ per share added, filter added

 - Faculty stock reporting message added

 - Annual certification filter label changed to 'Approved'

 - Report Earnings comma error repaired

Release 2.05.0 April 6 2019


    -Created Department TH - App Admin will get the default values based on policy

    -Email log/template tabs added

    -Merged 'add staff/faculty' within oats-departments package.

    -Added App Admin role

    -Added App Admin tab functionality

    -Added Summer Salary interface

Bug fixes

    - APM 025 Report Effort repaired

    - Remuneration Type Dropdown added

    - Title Capitalization now consistent on all forms

    - APM 671 Request to Retain Earnings repaired

    - Removed Org Sector field from Cat I form

    - Request Approval Type column sorting fixed

Release 2.04.0 March 23 2019


    - Department hour thresholds table/views/sequence/index/procs has been renamed to department thresholds to be consistent with the new use

Bug fixes

    - None