Are you planning to implement Cayuse with the single sign-on (SSO) option? If so, that should reassure your folks worried about having information in a different system – they'll authenticate for Cayuse in exactly the same way as they would have to if they were to access that salary information in the HR system (including any dual-factor steps that might be required). Plus, access to information in Cayuse should be set up on a need-to-know basis. The system administrators can see everything. Everybody else should only see things that are directly relevant to them, or to their unit (chairs and deans, for example). A PI already knows what their salary amount is. Chairs and deans have access to that information for everyone in their unit and for any units that report to them – so what is there to worry about by having the same sort of access in Cayuse?
Since I'm at a state university, all of our salaries are a matter of public record anyway, so it doesn't really matter. But we opted not to have them ported over and stored in Cayuse anyway, for reasons that weren't related to information security. When I need to build a budget, I just log in to the HR system to verify and go from there. So that's also an option, if your higher-ups are really really nervous about having that information in Cayuse.
Michael Spires, M.A., M.S., CRA(He/him/his)
Research Development Officer
The Research Office
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