Presentation on theme: "FLAC – RU’s Adjunct Course Assignment and Payment Process"— Presentation transcript:
1 FLAC – RU’s Adjunct Course Assignment and Payment Process Presented by:Connie Phillips, DirectorHeather Miano, Administrative AssistantOffice of Academic Budgets & AdministrationOffice of Provost10/25/20212
2 Presentation Overview FLAC – What is it?FLAC BenefitsAccess RequirementsData Entry FlowINB Banner Data Workflow (Departments)Self-Service Banner Components – Review and Approvals (Departments and Administration)Final INB Banner Process (HR and Payroll)Situations Requiring Special AttentionErrors & Trouble ShootingEditing CompensationAdjunct’s Review and AcknowledgementProcess for Corrections after SubmissionsEstablished DeadlinesQ&A
3 FLAC: RU’s Adjunct Course Assignment and Payment Process What is FLAC?Faculty Load And CompensationAutomation of Faculty Assignments from Banner Student to Banner HRProvides access to information through new Self Service Banner ComponentsProvides Faculty-Oriented View of Compensation Details and contract information
4 Faculty Load & Compensation Faculty Load and CompensationDesigned for PT, by-course view of their assignment but also accommodates FT T&R OverloadsModule will also be used for Wintermester and Summer School terms.Self Service access for set up by DepartmentsSelf Service access for Adjunct Faculty Members with ability for acknowledgement
5 FLAC: BenefitsSustainability - Creates paperless PT instruction contracts in Self-Service BannerInformation presented to faculty and administrators in an easy to understand format.Allows faculty to view their course load, compensation details and allows for acknowledgements online.Fewer payment issues – reduction in errors (i.e. Non-payments, late contracts, etc.)
6 FLAC Benefits Integration between Banner Student & HR Improves user productivity through automated application of Job Assignments from primary faculty assignment data (HR function)Allows the Department/College to reconsider who does what when assigning courses and pay to faculty.No need to submit RG32’s for course instructors. Assignments are directly entered by the Departments. (RG32s will only be used for location/day/time changes.)
7 FLAC Benefits FLAC provides a better collaboration opportunity for: Registrar’s OfficeSchedulers/Department ChairsCollege DeansProvost Office - Academic Budgets & Administration OfficeOffice of Sponsored Programs and Grants ManagementHuman ResourcesOffice of Payroll
8 Access to FLAC Processing Components Banner access is required for FLAC processing.Departmental Users need both INB-Banner access and SSB-FLAC.Form should be submitted to DoIT with a copy to HR.User will be notified when access is granted.
9 Important Notices Grant Funded Courses: Departments must notify the Office of Academic Budgets & Administration if the instruction of course is to be funded by a grant.Providing the CRN, the Fund-Org-Program.This must be done to ensure that the proper FOAP is charged.All instructors must be assigned by the deadline provided by the Office of Academic Budgets & Administration (in order for FLAC and payments to be processed in a timely manner).
10 Adjunct Process Data Flow Initial Data EntryScheduleEmployee DataFLAC ProcessAssignmentsReviewApprovalsPaymentPayments processed
11 Initial Data Entry PPAIDEN/PEAMPL/PEAFACT SSASECT SIAINST Department Banner Student Course ScheduleThis is set up at least one year in advance.PPAIDEN/PEAMPL/PEAFACTHuman Resources-PPAIDEN/PEAMPLAcademic Budget & Admin - PEAFACTBanner HR – Employee InformationEmployee records set up based on hiring proposals (if new adjunct)This information is entered by HR based on PeopleAdmin data and processing of I-9/e-Verify.SIAINSTRegistrarBanner Student Faculty Contract Type Set UpThis information is set up after HR processes PEAMPL for the faculty member.
12 For FLAC to work properly each employee must have: Person record in Banner – PPAIDENUsually created by an HR Analyst when she gets the information that you have hired/appointed a new adjunct.Employee record in Banner– PEAEMPL created by HRHR Analyst enters information in Banner.PEAFACT – faculty compensation level from this banner form used in pay calculation for retired faculty.Office of Academic Budgets & Administration assigns the faculty compensation levelContact persons – Heather Miano and Suzy RoopSIAINST – Contract type from this banner form determines which payroll (semi-monthly or bi-weekly) and is also used in pay calculationPT used for adjunct faculty and full-time teaching overloads.Contact persons – Megan Dixon or Norma Whitlow (Registrar’s office)Errors will occur if any one of the above elements is not in place.
13 FLAC Process – Data Flow SIAASGNDepartmentFaculty Record, Assignments and Load Data EnteredFLACAcademic Budgets – Extract Data into Employee Self-ServiceSponsored Programs review grant records and send corrections to the department.Departments and Deans review and lock recordsFaculty review and acknowledge contractsHR-RecordsHuman Resources runs final report to create payment record.PayrollPayroll Technician reviews and processes the payment.
14 Faculty Load & Compensation Processes Within BANNER INB:Development of Couse Schedule using SSASECT.Departments update course assignments in SIAASGN using the Adjunct’s RUID and CRN with:Adjunct position #;Suffix; andContract type for faculty (PT) and courses that should be paid based on the sessions and sections. Deadlines for this are established by Academic Affairs.Academic Budgets and Administration processes PEPFLAC to create Self Service Environment.
16 Checklist for Reviewing SIAASGN: Contract type & position number matchPT positions numbers go with the PT contract typePosition number is the correct number for your department and employee.SIAASGN was updated for only one of the courses that are cross listedReview faculty members teaching courses for Distance Learning to ensure that only one CRN has the contract type, position number and suffix updated. If multiple CRNs are updated, the faculty member could easily be overpaid.The suffix is correct. (Suffix Code to be provided to Departments by Academic Budgets and Administration.)
17 FLAC: Self-Service Banner Process Academic Budgets & Admin (ABA) will process PEPFLAC and then request that OSPGM review records that are charged to Grant Funds/Orgs.OSPGM reviews records. If correction is needed, they contact ABA to make the change.ABA notifies the Departments that the records are available in SSB for their review and editing.Departments review Self Service records for accuracy & modify as necessary .Departments notify Dean’s Office once records have been reviewed (may send spreadsheet – The Dean determines notification process).Dean/Associate Dean reviews spreadsheet or SSB-FLAC to make changes or approve.Deans lock records. Only the Dean’s Office should lock records.Dean’s Office sends an to Academic Budgets & Administration that their college is complete – the completed spreadsheet can should be ed to Director of ABA.
18 FLAC: Review and Implementation In Employee Self Service, the FLAC administratorsOffice of Sponsored Programs & Grants Management has the opportunity to review and approve compensation that will be paid by grants.Departments and Deans have the ability to edit the course work to add classes, stipends and incremental pay attributes as needed.When complete, FLAC allows:the Adjunct to view their courses and pay, and other important information including pay dates; andthe Adjunct to acknowledge their assignments on-line instead of returning contract letters.
19 FLAC: Self-Service Banner Process Faculty members receive an to check SSB to confirm or acknowledge their courses and compensation.Deadline will be specified for receipt of all acknowledgements.Adjuncts acknowledge contracts in SSB by date required. *Only those adjunct contracts that have been acknowledged will be compensated.Academic Budgets & Administration will contact faculty who have not acknowledged their assignments.Final review by the Director of Academic Budgets & Administration.Budget transfer will be processed to cover the expenditure.Academic Budgets & Administration notifies the Office of Human Resources that the records are prepared and ready for processing.
20 FLAC: Final Banner Process Within BANNER INB:PEPFCAP - run by Human ResourcesThis action creates NBAJOBS record in BannerReminder: Only acknowledged contracts will be processed for payment.NBAJOBS records are reviewed by Human ResourcesReport is forwarded to PayrollThe Payroll process is run and paychecks are generated
21 Situations Requiring Special Attention Entering Cross-listed courses – only update SIAASGN for one of the courses.Example: A faculty is teaching a course as both a graduate & undergraduate course each with it’s own CRN, and the courses will be only compensated as one course. **Same scenario for Distance Ed courses that may be cross-listed with other courses.On SIAASGN, select just one of the courses to enter the informationThe faculty member will only be paid for one courseFull – Time Faculty teaching overload coursesOnly update SIAASGN for the course designated as overloadUse the faculty’s full-time position number (F0….) and the Suffix code provided for the term.Contract Type will need to entered as PTThe faculty member will have compensation for this course added to his regular check.No need for PR40s for overloads to be processed when using FLAC. Departments are encouraged to use this method.
22 Situations Requiring Special Attention Courses that do not run the entire termCourses that begin at the beginning of the semester but end earlyEnter their information on SIAASGN at the same time as the other courses. Their pay will begin with the first payment and end according to the end date of the job.These records will be available in the web portion for review.
23 Situations Requiring Special Attention Labs/Lectures – Faculty only teaching the lab portion: The Session number in SIAASGN should match the session number in SSASECT.SSASECT will be available in query mode after it is locked by Registrar’s office.This will make sure that the compensation calculates correctly.See next slide for example
27 Errors & Trouble Shooting SIAASGN Unable to enter the contract type on SIAASGN*WARNING* No records exist to query LOV – This will come up when you try to enter a contract type for a person who does not have a contract type on SIAINST.Contact Megan Dixon/Matthew Brunner to check on SIAINST to see if a contract type has been assigned to this person.If the contract type has not been assigned, the Registrar’s office will enter the contract type for you if the adjunct’s PEAMPL data is complete. (This is set up during the appointment process.)
28 Errors & Trouble Shooting SIAASGN Error* Person not an instructor for the term.a. Person has not been assigned to any courses for the selected term1. Check the term to make sure that is correctb. If the person is teaching this term, SIAASGN needs to be updated to make that person an instructor which will update SSASECT.
29 Errors & Trouble Shooting SIAASGN *Warning* Position number and suffix not yet assigned to employeeThis is a warning and will not stop any of the processes from happening.Department will need to make sure that the position has been assigned for the employee.Indicates that this is the first time that person will be paid from that position.
30 Errors & Trouble Shooting SIAASGN “ERROR Instructor Schedule Conflict”This error occurs when a faculty is assigned to two courses during the same time slot.Solution, check the “override conflicts” box on SIAASGN for both courses.
32 SSB – Faculty Load and Compensation 3 Choices :Compensation & Acknowledgement: This section is for faculty to view their compensation.Faculty Compensation Administration: This section is for departmental & deans level personnel to review & edit compensation for each faculty member. Lock or unlock records.Summary View of Locked and Unlocked Status: A quick way to view the records in those statuses.
33 SSB-Faculty Load and Compensation Faculty Compensation AdministrationThe filter selection screen gives you choices to filter the records you want to view. Selection choices are by:TermPart of TermCampusCollegeOrganization code – you will be limited to the codes in your security set-up
35 SSB - FLAC You can then select what view you want: Organization Summary – list of individuals in order by organization codeEmployee Summary – list of individuals in alpha orderFrom there you can select a specific person to view recordEmployee filter –view to a specific person by entering the last name, first name, or RUID
36 Administrator can override any pay component – System will store and report calculated and overridden.
37 Department will need to make sure that adjuncts are paid properly Department will need to make sure that adjuncts are paid properly. If an error is found (see previous page), you will make the change and save the record.In this example, the rate is corrected to be flat rate of $ for the lab.
38 Enter reason for change. This is for auditing purposes. Save Comment.
39 FLAC Links and Components PARTS of the Organization Summary ViewFirst column: Links to other areas of the FLAC moduleLink to the errors are associated with this recordLink to the Faculty acknowledgmentLink to the Employee Summary page where you can see the locked or unlocked status of this recordThis indicates that comments have been entered on this person. Click this link to view the comments.
41 FLAC Links and Components Second Column: RestartA check box in this column indicates that this record could be restarted. No check box means that the record is in a status that does not allow restarts.Restart means that the system will go out to Banner and refresh the information for the faculty member. It could bring over additional courses that were added to SIAASGN or an updated rank or compensation value.Caution: Restart refreshes the entire unlocked record in SSB. It will clear out any changes that you have made to the record in the self service environment, such as any rate changes or incremental rates. You will need to update rates again, if you choose to use Restart. *This action can be taken during review/approvals.
42 FLAC Links and Components Clicking on Restart Selected Employee will bring updated information from Banner to the self service environment. Records must be in “unlocked” status in order to perform a restart.You may want to do this if:The employee has had additional courses added to their workloadThe compensation for the employee came into self service as 0.00This may have happened because the campus & schedule type were not defined on the PTRFLAC table maintained by Academic Budgets & Administration.Clicking on Download Employee Data will create an excel spreadsheet of the organization or employees displayed.A spreadsheet is one way to give the chair or associate dean an opportunity to review the compensation.
43 Editing Compensation in SSB-FLAC Editing is done on the Course Calculation View.2 ways to go from the Org Summary in order to edit:Click on the name orClick on the course.Clicking on the course takes you to the Course Calculation View.
44 Editing Compensation You can edit: Rate Calculation Method Credit HoursFlat Rate - Academic Affairs will review these comments to ensure compliance with compensation rates & policiesYou can add incremental or special payments not listed above based on college and disciplines.
45 Editing Compensation Incrementals: Incrementals are the rules set up based on the course discipline.Click down arrow in the box to select incremental options. The rate and calculation method will fill. These values can be changed. Enter comments whenever you change the rates or calculation method from the default values.SAVE the record. You will get a message at the top of the screen indicating that the change was saved successfully.
46 Do Not Use The Back Arrow To Move From Screen to Screen!!! Editing CompensationDo Not Use The Back Arrow To Move From Screen to Screen!!!Your changes may not be saved.
47 FLAC Records Locking Records and Approvals Locking and unlocking records is done on the Employee Status Summary page.Records should be locked for employees once the compensation has been reviewed and found to be accurate.Only those records that are locked may have jobs created in Banner and paychecks generated.IMPORTANT: Deans/designee must LOCK records by the deadline issued by Academic Budgets & Administration each semester. Failure to do so will delay the paycheck to the employee.Once all records are locked, download the employee data to a spreadsheet for the Departmental and College records.
48 FLAC Records Making Changes to a Locked Record Changes cannot be made to a Locked record. The Dean must first unlock the record on the Employee Status Summary and Save.This will take you the Course Calculation View where you can click on the course that needs to be corrected.Reminder: Save all of your changes.
49 FLAC RecordsAfter all edits are complete, download data to a spreadsheet for your Chair and/or Dean to review.Notify your the College Dean’s office that your departmental records may be reviewed and locked.DO NOT Lock records for faculty who should not be paid at this time; faculty teaching a course in the second half of the semester would be an example.
51 FLAC - Acknowledgement Faculty Perspective:Faculty will be notified by of their compensation (Responsibility of the Dean’s office unless it is automated)Adjunct Faculty can log on to RU Portal and SSB, select Employee and Faculty Load and Compensation and Acknowledgement links to view their compensation along with any important information related to their pay.Faculty can log onto FLAC at any time and view their compensation after the record is locked. Note: Prior to ABA running its process, compensation may change as it goes through review and approvals.
59 Process for Corrections After Submissions Contact Academic Budgets & Administration for the following situations:Late Submission;SSB created but employee record not locked or applied in Banner;Wrong Position Number assigned to person;Error in compensation;Cancelled Classes;Change of faculty mid-semester
60 FLAC DeadlinesAction/SubmissionWintermester Submission DeadlineCourse Assignments (INB Banner)*Tuesday, December 4, 2012Spring 2013 Submission DeadlineRequests for Grant Reassignment or Release Time (PR40s)Friday, December 14, 2012Adjunct Appointment/ReappointmentsCourse Assignments Entry (INB Banner)*Tuesday, January 8, 2013 FLAC Approvals by College Deans (SSB) Monday, January 14, 2013*PR40s will no longer be accepted for Overloads and Adjunct Assignments.All Overloads and Adjunct Assignments must be entered into INB Banner using SSASECT and SIAASGN for FLAC (Faculty Load and Compensation module). Assignments must be entered by the deadlines published.
61 QuestionsQuestions may be submitted in writing toAnswers will be sent in response to inquiries.FAQs will be posted on the Provost website.