|March 26, 1999||Volume 6, Number 13|
University asks province for additional $7 million for Y2K-related problemsThe University has sent a special request to the Department of Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training requesting almost $7 million with which to address problems created by the Y2000 problem.
In the letter, Vice-presidents Tony Whitworth and Michael Atkinson anticipate that the government will want to address the Y2K problem "on a province-wide basis" as part of the government's expressed intention to ensure "...that health care facilities across the province are Y2K ready."
Whitworth and Atkinson present a six-part breakdown of needs in which the PeopleSoft Human Resources Management System (HRMS) [About-US] is a $4,300,000 item [see separate story].
In their March 2/99 letter, Whitworth and Atkinson note that the University has already allocated a total of $2.2 million for the Y2K problem through the so-called revitalization fund (1998) and a reallocation of funds within the operating budget.
The other Y2K-related problem areas cited in the Whitworth-Atkinson letter include:
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