People @ Columbia (PAC) Toolkit
PAC is the customized version of PeopleSoft that integrates and processes all Human Resources and Payroll transactions for Columbia University. This section contains information regarding policy, access, functionality, and user manuals.
Click on any of the topic links below to view and access information specific to the PAC functionality.
- 90-Day Password Expiration: Columbia University requires that all users of the PeopleSoft application change their password every 90 days. This is a precaution to help protect the sensitive personal and payroll data of all faculty and staff.
- Restriction from Accessing Your Own Job Record: You are not allowed to view your own job information in Manager Self-Service; your supervisor must generate any PAFs that are required for your position.
- Department Changes: If you transfer departments, your PAC access is automatically removed. This includes transfers between levels 6, 7, and 8 departments wtihin the same home department (e.g., your position is moved from one level 8 department to another within the same division). To reinstate your access, please complete a new security application and request all required roles and departments once the transfer has been completed in PAC.
PAC Manager Self-Service Guides
Manager Self-Service is a part of the PAC system that allows managers in the schools and departments to view and update job and personal data for faculty and staff in their departments. Access to PAC Manager Self-Service is targeted to Columbia University Departmental Administrators and business managers.
Using the Active PAF Form
Active PAFs (Personnel Action Forms): An active PAF is used to make changes to faculty and staff members' job or personal records. This form is used to make changes that cannot be made using Faculty and Staff Self-Service or Manager Self-Service. These types of changes include putting someone on a leave of absence, transferring an employee to another department or changing compensation.
For complete information on how to use and generate PAFs, please visit the Personnel Action Form (PAF) Transaction Index page.