What’s Happening with the Employee API

April 30, 2018

Background

The Employee API is changing to support campus needs in conjunction with the UCPath project.   The Enterprise Integration Services (EIS) team is working with the UC Path team, the developer community, and functional owners to refine requirements and test the next version of the API.  The current version running in production, v (2), will be decommissioned in the near future.

When will this occur?

Testing in DEV is targeted to start April 16, 2018.  Once the developer testing and user acceptance cycle completes for v(3) and moves into production, a final decommission date will be announced. 

Here is a general timeline for the Employee API roadmap.  Note, the dates beyond 4/16/2018 are tentative and may change depending on feedback during the development testing cycle.

Function

Target Dates

Deploy Employee API v3 to DEV

4/16/2018

Deploy Employee API v3 to UAT

TBD

Deploy Employee API v3 to PROD

TBD

Decommission v2 in PROD

12/31/2018

Updates to v3 as needed

TBD

What is different about Employee v(3) API?

Employee API v(3) is based on Enterprise Data Objects (EDO).  The contract for presenting data will be different, using the new EDO format, and endpoints will change.  You will need to review current data mappings to the Employee API v(2), and retrofit existing code to ensure it aligns to v(3). 

4/30/2018 DEV Updates

4/16/2018 DEV Release Information

Why is this changing?

Employee API v(3) provides a seamless transition to UCPath from a data integration perspective.  When v(3) is released in production the data source continues to be the current UC Berkeley on-premise HCM, but it becomes the foundation for consuming data from UCPath. Once UCPath is fully operational on the Berkeley campus, the data source will switch to the UCPath HCM, using the same data contract and endpoints as defined in Employee API v(3) - your API clients will not need to change.  Stay tuned to this web page for additional updates to the Employee API as it continues to evolve with the UC Path project initiative.