Editing Your Personnel Record
You can edit the data in your own personnel record by going to the
Full Personnel Index, logging in with your NMR account name and
password, and clicking on your name (students, under Basics, please note "undergraduate student " or "graduate student" in the Title field and your school in the Institution field; under Work, please note your field of study in the Description of Work/Biosketch field). If you do not find your name
on the list, click the Add New Record link at the top of the page.
First search for an existing record though.
Before you edit or create a record, please understand these points:
Permission Denied --
If you click on your name and get a
Permission Denied error, this means
your UNIX NMR account is not properly tied to your personnel record.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have this fixed.
Tabbed Interface --
There are a ton of fields in a record. To try to eliminate the need
for a long page that needs to be scrolled through I have created a
tabbed interface. All tabs are "really" part of the same form/page.
Therefore, you should complete edits to all tabs before clicking
"Submit Changes". You DO NOT need to commit each tab separately.
Approval for Edits to Select Fields --
Not all fields are immediately updated in the database
when you commit your changes. Those fields marked in
green will be updated immediately
but other changes are put in a deferral queue to be processed later
by an administrator. For those adding new records, all fields
must be approved. The list of pending approval requests is at the
Deferral Index. You can edit or delete your pending requests
through this page. Also, pending requests are listed at the top
of the main edit form for your record.
Status is Auto --
Many user records currently contain only user name UNIX_ID with
status set to auto. To add data, please change
your status to active and fill in as much of the rest
of the form as you can.
Web Page Fields --
The website's People pages are derived from the Center's
personnel database. The Personnel Record interface contains
many fields, only some of which
are relevant to the web page. Sensitive and secure
information such as home addresses and numbers, MGH ID, and
VISA info will not be displayed on the People web pages and
will not be made
unavailable to the general Martinos user population.
We ask that you provide or update this information for our
records only. The website field on the first tab can
be unchecked to prevent your People page from appearing at all.
Enumerated Lists --
Many fields are drop down lists or checkbox groups
with limited choices. If you would like to add a new choice to one
of these lists, email email@example.com
Browser Bugs -- the edit form is a very advanced DHTML page
and different browsers have different issues with it:
||The text insertion cursor is invisible
on all but the first Tab of the form. Very annoying. But if you
click on a spot, you really can type and insert text there.|
for the newest kid on the block. The main issue is that it would give
me invalid results when I ask for the last row of a table. For this
reason, when you click Add New to add a new blank entry to the
address table, for example, it inserts the blank entry at the top
of the table. Also, on one Safari doing a commit
would just hang. On another, it would fail to mark certain
form elements as having changed. So I suggest OSX users
download Firefox to use as
their browser till Safari becomes more stable.|
||Various layout artifacts that are