Liftoff: PeopleAdmin upgrade

PeopleAdmin 7, Iowa State's updated online classification and hiring system, launched successfully Sept. 9. All new positions now will be posted in PA7, which offers a streamlined experience for both job applicants and hiring managers.

Position descriptions

PA7 offers a number of changes for the creation and maintenance of position descriptions (PDs):

  • Supervisors (including faculty supervisors) may now access PDs for professional and scientific and merit employees who report to them.
  • Employees can see their own PD by logging in as an employee in the PA7 classification and hiring system. Use the quick reference guide to viewing your position description (Note: If you can’t see your PD by logging in as an employee, contact university human resources at

Postings in two locations

The new PA7 portal is at, where all job postings can be accessed. The original portal will remain active for jobs that were posted before Sept. 9 until it is retired in 2015.

New online contract transfer process for merit staff

Employees covered by the state's collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME may now request contract transfers within the online application. This new process eliminates the paper form that formerly had to be submitted to UHR. It's the result of a collaborative effort between UHR and local AFSCME leadership.

About the upgrade

The upgrade was a multiple-year project that required expertise and cooperation across campus. The effort, led by UHR, involved partnerships with the senior vice president and provost office, IT services, and UHR liaisons. 

For more information about the PeopleAdmin upgrade, contact Kristi Darr, 4-3753 or Users also can subscribe to PA News to stay up-to-date on new position, recruiting and hiring tools.