Scheduled Downtime

FAST, GEMS, and GEMS Self Service routine PeopleSoft maintenance window is scheduled on Sundays from 4:00am – 12:00pm. If maintenance is scheduled, these systems may be unavailable during this time.

Performance Issues

Software and performance issues need to be logged for tracking purposes.  Please log a service ticket through the USF Information Technology Help Desk.  Your issue will be logged and a response to your request will be addressed as soon as possible.  The issue will be tracked and reported in order to improve system performance.

Continuous ‘Processing’ Message

Please keep in mind that some functions may take more processing time than others. Only try these steps once you are sure the “Processing” message has been there an excessive period of time (e.g. several minutes to Add a new Requisition).  Use the “Stop” button on your browser, then follow the steps listed for resolving a “Page Cannot be Displayed” error.

Slow Performance / Page Cannot be Displayed

Users should periodically clear their browsers cache and cookies to allow the browser to function more efficiently.  Visit the Browser Cache / Cookies page to find out how to clear your browsers cache and cookies.

Multiple Sessions of FAST/GEMS

Users can open and use multiple PeopleSoft sessions which could be a combination of FAST, GEMS, and GEMS Self Service.  Users will have to sign into myUSF and must re-authenticate using their NetID credentials each time they want to open a new session of FAST, GEMS, or GEMS Self Service.  This will ensure that the new session  is independent of a previously opened session.

Page Errors While Using Internet Explorer

A small yellow triangle with an exclamation point has been noted on the bottom of Internet Explorer browser by users. This triangle does not interfere with the process that the user was attempting to do in FAST or GEMS. The issue is the display on the internet explorer browser, to troubleshoot please CLICK HERE.

Security Warning





If you choose “No” 100% of the time then you may want to configure Internet Explorer not to prompt you.

Go to Tools, Internet Options
Select the “Security” tab
Click the “Custom Level” button
Find the “Miscellaneous” section
Find the  “Display mixed content” subsection
Change selection from “Prompt” to “Enable”
Click OK to close the Security Settings dialog
Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog

Configure IE for FAST, GEMS, and SharePoint Portals

Users have reported that query results do not open in Excel and users have reported a pop-up prompt when visiting GEMS, FAST, and SharePoint Portals.  The following information will assist to:

  • Allow authorized query users to Run Queries to Excel
  • Suppress the Mixed Content Pop-up prompt when visiting GEMS, FAST, and SharePoint Portals

To configure IE for FAST, GEMS, and SharePoint Portals CLICK HERE.

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