10/2/09 – Update on HR Direct Self-Service

We continue to introduce new departments into HR Direct for self-service time reporting.The goal is to complete the rollout to administrative offices by the end of November. No definitive planhas been set as toif/how/when faculty will be added totime and labor self service. We also have not confirmed when we will add student employees into HR Direct as we continue to haveissues with getting their logon securityfully established.

The conservative rollout strategy has been necessary to to allow the Human Resource office sufficient time to work with end users and make necessary adjustments to their employee data.As this is the first time we’ve built in a workflow approval there is a lot work which goes into establishing the employee reporting lines within the HR system.

Here are some numbers as of the first of October.

  • 739 employees have logged into HR Direct
  • 70% of employees who are using HR Direct have logged in at least once during the last 2 weeks (one pay period)
  • 374 employees are reporting their own time via HR Direct self-service
  • 96 managers are approving time via HR Direct

A couple new initiatives ongoing include:

  1. Employee Expenses will soon be included within a paycheck. There will no longer be separate checks.
  2. Pay Advice statements are now posted online the Thursday before pay day – i.e. one day earlier
  3. Employee can voluntarily suppress their pay advice. To do so, just email HR@uml.edu
  4. The time reporting schedule is still being evaluated. There is increased pressure on the HR office to fix errors on the critical Tuesday. Ideally something can change to give them more time to fix these and ensure employees get paid correctly.
  5. We are in the process of developinga survey to assess the usability and functionality of HR Direct. In the mean time if you have feedback please post here or send an email to Richard_Conley@uml.edu

2 thoughts on “10/2/09 – Update on HR Direct Self-Service

  1. The best practice is to use your full UML email address as this reduces chances of errors.
    Also, it is important to use your actual email name versus any alias account. Example would be someone like G.Gordon Liddy whose real name is George Gordon Liddy — his official UML issueed email would be George_Liddy@uml.edu, but he may have an alias of Gordon_Liddy@uml.edu. He should use the George_Liddy@uml.edu account to login to HR Direct.

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