Transition to HR PeopleSoft system moves forward
Queen’s is switching over to the new HR PeopleSoft system at the end of December. Human Resources needs help from all university departments in ensuring accurate records are loaded into the system in the coming months.
“The transition to HR PeopleSoft is a significant undertaking, but in the end we’ll deliver improved payroll and human resources administrative processes to the university,” says Julie Mekarski, Director, Organizational Development and Learning.
As part of its functionality, HR PeopleSoft provides one common system for all time and attendance tracking, allowing for consistent processing and reporting. It calculates and tracks vacation entitlements and other leaves or compensable time for staff members, including research staff, based on university collective agreements and policy. Faculty member leaves will not be tracked in this system.
In June, human resources staff will begin verifying with vice-principals, deans, department heads, directors or their designates, all 2011 vacation entitlements for staff and research employees within their areas. A staff list with a preliminary calculation based on policy will be provided to assist in the process. Principal investigators or designates will validate research staff entitlements.
In September, department heads and designates will be asked to identify staff members who are responsible for recordkeeping of leaves and/or compensable time for all staff in their departments and HR PeopleSoft training will be provided.
QUASR is a comprehensive university initiative to implement new finance, research, human resources and student administrative systems.
For more information about the new HR PeopleSoft system, visit the website.