ctcLink for Staff

What are the benefits of ctcLink to me?

For many employees who work in student services, instructional support, and administration, ctcLink will mean big changes to daily work tasks. For other Staff ctcLink may simply be a new website that will help them better manage their experience as an employee. Staff will have their SID replaced by a universal ctcLink ID (sometimes referred to as the EMPLID). This one ctcLink ID will be used at all Washington Community and Technical Colleges.

What systems will be replaced by ctcLink?

If you currently do work through FAM (Financial Aid Management) and/or SMS (Student Management System) you will transition to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (CS). If you currently use FMS (Financial Management System) you will transition to PeopleSoft Financial Management (FM). If you currently do work through PPMS (Personnel & Payroll Management System) you will transition to PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). If you currently do work in Canvas, 25Live, or Starfish, those systems will not be replaced by PeopleSoft, but we may change how they are used. Learn more.

Don’t currently use FAM, SMS, FMS, or PPMS to do your work? Don’t worry, we have it covered!

General employee applications, like Time & Leave Reporting (TLR) and Earnings History, will also be replaced by new PeopleSoft applications. This means that you will log in with your ctcLink ID to report leave, view your earnings, etc. In addition, once ctcLink is implemented, staff will have access to the following:

  • Self-service tools to manage personal information and other college business online
  • Consolidated payroll processing and a full suite of online HR tools and services
  • An online, integrated suite of financial tools and the ability to create automated approval workflow processes for purchasing, travel authorizations, expense reimbursements, and more
  • Student information 24/7

When will this change take place?

ctcLink is scheduled to go live for Seattle Colleges – Central, North, and South – on Monday, February 22, 2021.


ctcLink is a large system with many capabilities. As such, systemic training will be a crucial component of a successful implementation. The training will consist of the following:

  • Canvas self-paced training courses
  • Instructor-led online training
  • User-acceptance training
  • End-user training

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We are excited about the improvements ctcLink will bring to your online experience with Seattle Colleges. We’ve created this section to update you with specific information that applies to you as employees. We invite you to click through the website and let us know what more you’d like to know. What questions do you have?

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