The Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) is pleased to announce that the Careers Site for the Commonwealth of Virginia (i.e., Virginia Jobs) will be upgraded in April 2015! The targeted implementation date is April 21, 2015. An interim period may exist between 4/15 and 4/21 where the Virginia Jobs system will be down and not visible to applicants. This time is needed to manage the upgrade.
What Will Be Changing for Applicants?
This upgrade will provide several enhancements for applicants. These enhancements will provide the ability to attach larger supplemental documents (i.e., more memory/storage space available), bookmark postings to apply to later without having to search for postings again, create a Word-formatted resume directly in the system, and utilize an online help feature to help applicants with questions about how to use the application system.
What You Need To Do To Prepare For The Upgrade:
Applicants should be aware that the upgraded system will require applicants to create a new application to apply to job postings. This means applications and supplemental documents that already exist in the current system will not transfer to the upgraded system. As a result, we encourage you to save or print applications that you may have already created so that you can use that information when creating new applications. You can save or print your existing application by completing the following steps:
- Log in to your account.
- Navigate to the Manage Applications link on the left side of the screen.
- Select View Virginia State Employment Application.
- Then, save or print your application using your internet browser toolbar.
Be sure to save or print your existing application prior to April 15, 2015.
DHRM is also posting messaging on the Careers Site for applicants alerting them to the upcoming changes.
Web Browser Recommendations for Upgraded System: Firefox and Google Chrome are the preferred web browsers for the upgraded RMS (PeopleAdmin 7). Internet Explorer 11 and above will also work. However, versions below Internet Explorer 11 do not work effectively with PeopleAdmin 7.
Additional Information: Information about the RMS Upgrade to PeopleAdmin 7 can now be found on the DHRM website. The webpage includes general information, frequently asked questions about the upgrade, and resources and tools for employees, managers, and Human Resources.
If you have any questions about the changes and/or status of your application, please contact VWCC Human Resources at Hrapps@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7282 or 540-857-7283.