HRS? As Joe Biden might say, this is a big deal

Introducing… HRS. It’s the UW System’s new integrated platform for all human resources, benefits and payroll operations across all UW campuses. Years in the making, the system is expected to streamline employee hiring and payroll processes, and transform manual, paper-based processes into automated and online functionality. Faculty, staff and student employees will be able to use “Self-service” and the “My UW System Portal” for various functions, including modifying and updating their basic employee information. The rollout shapes up as follows:

Spring 2011 (April-June)
• Update personal and campus information (e-profile)
• View earnings statement
• View benefits summary
• View dependent information
• Print year-end tax documents
• Update TSA deductions
• Access student hire template in HRS
• Achieve student time entry and supervisor approval
Summer 2011
• Online benefit elections for new hires
• Staggered rollout of Time, Labor and Absence Management
• Time and Labor – time entry for hourly employees
• Absence Management – request and approval of leave
Fall 2011
• Continued rollout of Time, Labor and Absence Management
• Time and Labor interfaces with Absence Management
• Ability for employee and supervisor to view leave balances 24/7
• Online Benefits Annual Open Enrollment
Spring 2012
• Online application and hiring process for classified and unclassified searches

Future enhancements will include online modification of W-4 and direct deposit forms. Sheryl Van Gruensven, director of HR, made a presentation on HRS and the far-reaching impact for all employees at this week’s Chancellor’s Leadership Council meeting. Again, her powerpoint presentation, with more detailed information than is included here.

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