Electronic Leave Recording (Phases 2 & 3): Interactive ESS & MSS What does it involve: Electronic calculation, booking, authorisation and recording of annual and other leave through interactive ESS and MSS Electronic recording and monitoring of sick leave through interactive ESS and MSS Outcomes: Managers and staff get an automatic calculation of leave entitlement Staff are able to book leave and view remaining entitlements via ESS Managers able to view calendar showing attendance of all their reportees and to authorise absence requests electronically via MSS
Phase 5 – Further developments: e.g. Costing model, onwards Phase 4 – New joiner interface, e-timesheets – September 2012 onwards Phases 2 & 3 – Electronic Leave Recording – by Dept – late April to Dec 2012 Phase 1 – Introduction of MSS University-wide from early March 2012 onwards Phase 0 – Improved ESS & e-payslips – 16 November 2011 Phase 0 – As is - Payroll go-live – 1 November 2011 iTrent Phases
Electronic Leave Recording – Why? As an employer we have a duty of care Working Time Directive requirements – minimum leave taken Ensure that all required parties are aware of leave and can plan around this to deliver the required services
Absence Recording – Current Situation Largely paper-based Inconsistent recording Confusion about appropriate entitlements Significant time spent using the annual leave calculator
Electronic Absence Recording - iTrent Employees (via Employee Self Service) View Holiday entitlement (automatically calculated by i-Trent) View Holiday dates: taken, scheduled and remaining balances Request Holiday Close a sickness absence electronically (no paper SC1) View their own sickness dates View calendar of colleagues (subject to set up by their manager) Managers (via Manager Self Service) Authorise Holiday requests (no more holiday cards & spreadsheets) Absences all recorded and accessible electronically Open a sickness absence electronically
Hours of leave updated confirmation to Member of Staff Line Manager accepts or rejects leave request using MSS Request Workflows to Line Manager (+ ) Member of Staff Requests Annual Leave (or TOIL) using ESS Requesting Annual Leave
Annual Leave Calculation & Booking iTrent will calculate annual leave in hours based on your working pattern – provided that this is up-to-date Staff request leave by dates (including a part-day) – iTrent will calculate the hours lost and take them off their total. When requesting annual leave (or TOIL) the member of staff must request the proportion of the day that they are taking. Line managers must check that this is correct before they authorise.
i-Trent Principles - Holiday i-Trent will automatically calculate your Holiday Entitlement based upon your grade and length of service Your holiday entitlement is made up of Annual Leave + Bank Holidays + Discretionary Days + Carry Over Holiday entitlement will be calculated in hours System configuration will require the input of working patterns, which show how your contracted hours are split across the days of the working week Examples Full-time/Part- time Contracted Hours Working daysMonTuesWedThursFriSatSun Full-time36.5Monday to Friday 7:18 0:00 Part-time18Monday to Wednesday 6:00 0:00
Booking a Holiday as a Member of Staff When booking a holiday, the system will automatically adjust your remaining holiday balance based upon your working pattern Holiday can be booked in days or half days only. (Any requests of less should be by arrangement with your manager outside of the iTrent system, for example can I leave an hour early next Thursday?) Actions: Log into ESS Click on Absence in left hand navigation Click on Holiday dates Click on New – New Holiday dates
Holiday Dates Screen Select the type of absence Full Day, Half Day or More than one day Dates can be entered directly or you can use the calendar button Notes can be added if required. Eg: Its my sons graduation ceremony Clicking Save will trigger a notification to your manager You will be notified of your managers decision via .
Holiday Balances Screen Current year 2012/13 Entitlement Grade 1 to 5 = hrs Grade 6 to 9 = 292hrs Subject to: carry over, full-time, being an employee from start of holiday year Holiday Time off in Lieu (Taken) Taken The hours that have already been taken this year, which will also include any Bank Holidays/Discretionary Days Scheduled The hours that have been requested and authorised within the current year, which will also include any Bank Holidays/Discretionary Days, any adjusts made according to your working pattern Balance Takes account of all recorded holidays including any awaiting authorisation Next year
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MSS- Absence Calendar Absence Calendar has been selected for the employees A,B,C and D Calendar is displaying a period of a month starting from todays date This shows what the colours mean on the calendar below Each employee is shown on a separate row. The squares indicating their days of work and the colours any absences Employee B has requested a holiday, which is awaiting authorisation, which can be seen by the asterisk
MSS- Authorisation of Absence The To Do list is showing a task needs to be completed The task is a Holiday Request from Mrs B Employee Select the task by clicking the tick box and then click actions. If more than one task were listed, it would be possible to select them all
MSS – Holiday Authorisation Select whether the request is to be authorised or not authorised A reason or comment can be added which will be sent to the employee Enter your password and click Save, which will update the absence and trigger an notification to the employee
Manager Self Service – Reviewing a holiday request You will be notified via when a member of your team requests a holiday Logging in to Manager Self Service will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision on whether it is appropriate to authorise or decline the requested period of absence. Click Here for video demo of Holiday Authorisation
Annual Leave Booking for Academic Staff
Return to Work Discussion / Interview: Line Manager checks sickness details on iTrent via MSS Sickness Episode is ended on iTrent Member of Staff returns – enters return details using ESS Line Manager enters sickness details via MSS Member of Staff rings Line Manager to report sickness: Date, reason & expected date of return (sends in MED3 if reqd) Reporting Sickness Absence in HR
MSS – Opening a Sickness Absence Go into MSS: Highlight member of staff Click on New – Sickness Absence Details
MSS – Opening a sickness absence This screen will be displayed when you have selected the relevant employee and clicked the Create New Sickness Absence Enter the date that the absence started. Select whether a full day or part day Enter an expected end date, which is the date you expect the employee to return to work Select the most relevant reason from the drop down list Click Save, which will trigger an to the employees work address with a link inviting them to close the absence on their return to work.
MSS – Adding Fit Note This screen will be displayed when you have selected the relevant employee and sickness instance and clicked New Fit Note Certification Select the relevant Certification Type Type in a reason from the Certificate If you know this is the final certificate youll receive for this absence tick this box Enter the start date of the fit note Enter the end date of the fit note if appropriate Click Save Write on the Fit Note to indicate that you have updated i-Trent. Send it to Payroll, in an envelope marked confidential.
ESS – Ending a Sickness Absence On the return to work from a sickness absence, the employee will have an in their mailbox, with a link to ESS. After logging in and selecting Sickness Dates this screen will appear This absence doesnt have an end date, click Select
ESS- Closing an Absence Click Here for video demo of Closing a Sickness Absence
ESS – Ending a sickness absence Enter the last day of sickness Click Save, this will trigger an notification to your manager
MSS – Task Redirection By clicking on redirect on the task list, this screen will appear to enable you to redirect a task that has been sent to you. Select who you want the recipient of the task to be, by clicking on the magnifying glass and searching by name. Click on their name and click Save
MSS - Out of Office (Delegation) This screen will appear when you click on the Workflow Task Redirection Link Enter the date you wish workflows tasks to be redirected from Enter the date you wish workflows tasks to be redirected to Select Redirect All Select who you want to redirect them to, by clicking on the magnifying glass and searching by name. Click on their name Enter your password and click Save
Go Live Step 6: Final Data Checks & Communication to Staff ( 4) Step 5: Information / Training Sessions for Line Managers and Staff Step 4: Collection, Input and Validation of Working Patterns and Leave Information ( 3) Step 3: Communication to Managers & Staff ( 2) Step 2: Information & Scoping Meeting Step 1: Confirmation to HoD of Roll-out Dates and Process ( 1) Phased implementation by Department
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