One of the major goals of this HR Direct implementation is to equip UMass employees and managers with self-service tools to manage much of their Human Resource activities. While these tools won't be available to all right away, we do intend to rollout additional features in the future.
Employee Self Service:
By June 2009, all non-student employees will have the ability to login to HR Direct using their campus email username & password. Some personal and job data information will be available during this first phase of the rollout as will the ability to view the bi-weekly pay advice. See the Employee Self-Service fact sheet for more details.
As additional testing is completed and appropriate business practices developed, there will be new self-service features introduced. These will allow employees more direct access to maintain personal and job data such as home address, phone numbers; and tax withholding.
Beginning in May, Lowell will be piloting employee self-service for time reporting. During this pilot approximately 40 employees will be reporting their weekly time via self-service with NO PAPER timesheets. These online timesheets will electronically route to their manager for their electronic approval -- no need for a timekeeper to reenter this data. Upon successful completion of this pilot, the campus will seek to expand this to more and more users with a goal of eliminating the paper timesheet!
Also in the spring, we will pilot some of the Manager Self-Service functionality which allows for managers to
- view the employees reporting to them and
- initiate some human resource transactions without need for a paper trail
We will expand the number of manager self-service users once this pilot has been successfully tested and stabilized.
Please share any questions, comments, or suggestions you have.