PAR Job Aids and Other Tutorials

HRRIS Job Aids are created to assist unit and central office administrators with the complexity of the faculty and staff appointment process. They can only be accessed through the Google Drive.

PAR Error Messages

When creating a PAR, if an error message is received and assistance is needed to resolve the error, click on the link below and follow the instructions in the tool.  The tool also provides a link to each job aid if additional assistance is needed to create the PAR. 

PAR Error Message Tool

How to Use Job Aids:

Four Categories of HRRIS Job Aids

1. Knowledge Articles 

These documents contain the ‘How to’ and ‘When to’ of HR processing, including processes that are done in University Human Resources administered by HRRIS.

2. Create Transaction 

These documents explain how to create different PAR transactions.  They contain:

  • Step-by-step (text only)
  • Scenario with screen shots
  • Error Messages
  • Links to relevant policies, practices, procedures and ITS documentation

3. Stand Alone

These are resources that are helpful or necessary when processing HR transactions. 

4. Other Job Aids

  • Presentations
  • Miscellaneous information

Accessing Job Aids

HRRIS Job Aids are available in Google Drive. Please note: Google Drive is not supported by Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8).

For users without an M+Google account, access Google Drive here. Select the blue box, "Go to Google Drive", if displayed on your screen. You may then be prompted to login twice: once with your umich email address; second, with your uniqname and Kerberos password. If you receive the message, "Google Drive Wants a New Browser", just select the link "old look" in the message displayed on your screen which reads: "Or you can go back to the Google Drive old look".

Once you've accessed Google Drive, enter "Job Aids" in the Search window to view the HRRIS Job Aids folder and documents.

For ease of future reference, HRRIS recommends at least one of the following:

  • Drag and drop the direct link to HRRIS Job Aids to your browser’s Favorites bar.
  • Select the HRRIS Job Aids link, and "Add to My Drive" and/or "Add Star", while in Google Drive.

Get the Latest HRRIS Job Aids Information

Join the HRRIS Job Aids email list to stay updated on on the latest developments and provide feedback. HRRIS recommends all users who create or approve appointment transactions self-join. It’s easy to add yourself to this group.

Join the Job Aids Group

Find in MCommunity and select the "Join Group" tab.

Resign From the Group

Find in MCommunity and select the "Resign" tab.

HRRIS Job Aids Presentations

Occasionally, HRRIS presents at HRMS Unit Liaison meeting to communicate the overall and future state of HRRIS Job Aids development. These meetings are recorded and embedded here.

Personnel Action Request (PAR) Launchpad


If you have any questions regarding the content of this web page or the content of the HRRIS Job Aids Google drive folder, please contact HRRIS.