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Effective January 1, 2017 New Jersey Minimum Wage Will Increase To $8.44 Per Hour

November 30th, 2016

Pursuant to Department of Labor and Workforce Development Legislation N.J.S.A. 34:11-56a, which passed in 2013, the State conducts an annual review of the minimum wage to ensure that it keeps pace with the rate of inflation. Please be advised that, as a result, the NJ minimum wage will increase to $8.44 per hour, effective January 1, 2017. Departments do not need to submit ad hoc salary requests to increase employees to the new minimum. University Human Resources will be processing a mass hourly rate update for all hourly students and temporary employees who are currently below the new minimum. This mass update will take place on or about December 16, 2016. You will receive workflow notifications for your employees; however, no additional action is needed.

Please forward this notice to your business manager as there may be possible implications for your department's budget. For additional questions concerning this project, please contact Rita Walker by email at rita.walker@rutgers.edu.

 

Paper EPAF Use Post Data Migration

October 25th, 2016

To all RBHS and Central Administration Originators, HR Preparers, and HR Approvers:

As you know, going forward RBHS and Central Administration will use a Paper EPAF to submit the requests they previously submitted through the electronic EPAF system. The new Paper EPAF is a fillable PDF. All you have to do is fill it out, print it, obtain the required signatures, scan it to your computer, and then email the Paper EPAF form and the supporting documentation as follows:

•Staff EPAFS – For Promotions, Reclassifications and Other Actions Requiring Compensation Review That Are Not Submitted Through ROCS:
 oPlease send to the HR Compensation Department with your Compensation Review request and documentation.
•Staff EPAFS – For All Separations and All Other Staff EPAF Actions:
 oPlease send email to your HR Generalist with appropriate supporting documentation. 
•Faculty EPAFS – For Separation Actions:
 oPlease send information to your RBHS Faculty Coordinator with supporting documentation as they advise.
•Faculty Coordinators:
 oPlease send email to the RBHS Faculty HR Preparers at RBHSFacultyRequests@hr.rutgers.edu.

Note on Separations from the University

In general, supporting documentation required for processing has not changed. However, additional documentation will be needed for separating employees who accrue time in the University’s Absence Reporting System. 

Separations require the following documentation to complete processing:
•The Paper EPAF
•Acknowledgement that the BC-10 form has been given to the departing employee.
•Separation letter (signed) and other supporting documentation as indicated above. 
•The Days Remaining Report from the University’s Absence Reporting System for all Staff who accrue time.
•Days to be paid out upon separation for Faculty (reported in the Comments section of the EPAF Form).

We ask that you make certain that the subject line of your emails have wording that identifies it.  Suggested wording of subject line:
1.Start with the name of the action;  there are only three (3) choices:
 1.ORG Change
 2.Separation
 3.Salary Adjustment
2.Next enter the name of the employee.
3.Then enter the effective date for the action

Examples of well-named email subject lines are:
•ORG Change Nero Wolf 12-1-16
•Separation Ned Stark 11-20-16
•Salary Adjustment Rick Grimes 1-5-17

Urgent “Separation” and other EPAF actions need to be communicated to your HR Generalist, Faculty Coordinator, and/or HR Preparer quickly so they can notify the HCM Unit and Payroll. Please call and email them, and then send the Paper EPAF and other supporting documentation as indicated above. 

Attached below are a revised, fillable, Paper EPAF Form (with additional separation reasons) and the fillable Paper EPAF Form Directions.  The Form and Directions can be accessed through the HCM_Blog under the “Banner/PeopleSoft Migration Information” header panel on the right.

Additional Information for the Office of Faculty Affairs

For Faculty, EPAF Originators need to include the following in the in Step 3: Comments:
•School: (NJMS, RSDM, RWJMS, SHP, SN, SPH)
•Action: (At-Will Termination, Deceased, Layoff, Non-reappointment, Resignation, Retirement, Termination-Coterminous, Termination for Cause, Transfer between Schools)
•Degree: (MD, DO, DMD, DDS, RN, etc.)
•FTE:___
•Tenure Status: NT, TT, TE (This would be the tenure status just prior to the separation)
•Salary Table: (FA, FP, FN, FS, FE, FD, FJ, FX)
•Salary Grade:___
•Last Academic Base Salary:
•No longer AAUP-RBHS, AAUP-AFT or NJEA Eligible
•Vacation Day Pay Out: ____ Days
•Change to Volunteer Appointment - New title (XYZ) [if applicable, attach appropriate documentation]

All Users of the Paper EPAF Form

Please direct questions concerning use of the EPAF form to:
•Compensation Services for Staff Salary Actions: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/uhr-units-offices/rbhs-human-resources/compensation-services
•HR Services for Staff Separation, Department Change, and Location Change Actions: grocelj@ca.rutgers.edu
•Office of faculty Affairs for Faculty Separation, Building Change Actions: mullerkh@rutgers.edu

Thank you.

REMAINING PRE-MIGRATION BANNER JOB ACTIONS

September 23rd, 2016

This is a reminder that, due to migration, the only EPAF actions to be processed in the BANNER System between now and the Payroll Cutoff for the October 7, 2016 paycheck are Separations and Retirements.

However, we understand that urgent “Separation” and other EPAF actions may need attention although the submission deadlines have passed.  These job actions need to be communicated to both BANNER PAYROLL and HCM Data Administration immediately. Please submit the Paper EPAF and supporting documentation to HCMBANNER@hr.rutgers.edu mark it “urgent”, copy mtran@hr.rutgers.edu, and also phone either Mary Tran at 848-932-3852 or Joycelyn Johnson-Williams at 848-932-3870.

Leaves of Absences and Returns from Leave submitted through HR Generalists or Faculty Coordinators also need to be communicated to both BANNER PAYROLL and HCM Data Administration immediately. Please submit the Leave or Returns from Leave with supporting documentation to HCMBANNER@hr.rutgers.edu, mark it “urgent”, copy mtran@hr.rutgers.edu, and also phone either Mary Tran at 848-932-3852 or Joycelyn Johnson-Williams at 848-932-3870.

We want to thank all of you for your help and flexibility changing dates to accommodate the data migration blackout period.  You have been truly helpful.  If you still have an urgent BANNER system job processing issue that we have not addressed, please bring it to our attention.  We will work with you to find a resolution.

Thank you

NEW HIRE NET ID EMAILS

August 30th, 2016

To All Preparers and Approvers:

We have been notified by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) that a number of emails they have sent to new hires giving them their NetID information are being returned to the OIT mailbox as undeliverable. HCM and OIT have found that the email addresses entered in Template-Based Hire are non-existent. Please look out for email addresses identified as type “home” with an @Rutgers.edu or @scarletmail.rutgers.edu. These are fake email addresses. If your new hire does not have a personal email address, please have them go to Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, or any other web email service and create a real personal email address to give to you so that you can complete the Template-Based Hire and they can get the email from OIT.

Please direct new hires, who do not get the email from OIT with their netid information, to https://netid.rutgers.edu. This web page will direct them how to retrieve and activate their NetID and obtain a real university business email. Assistance is available at Campus Computing Help Desk on each campus.

EPAF System Shutdown Is Soon!

August 25th, 2016

To all RBHS and Central Administration Originators, HR Preparers, and HR Approvers:

As you know, we are in the midst of an exciting time, transitioning Payroll data from the BANNER system to the PeopleSoft system! The Electronic Personnel Action Form system (EPAF) that is linked to the BANNER system will be shutting down after the August 31, 2016 cutoff for the September 9, 2016 paycheck. Going forward RBHS and Central Administration will use a Paper EPAF to submit the requests they previously submitted through the electronic system. The new Paper EPAF is a fillable PDF. All you have to do is fill it out, print it, obtain the required signatures, scan it to your computer, and then email the Paper EPAF form and the supporting documentation to one email address: HCMBANNER@hr.rutgers.edu.

We ask that you make certain that the subject line of your emails have the exact wording and word order as follows:

  1. Start with the words “Paper EPAF”;
  2. Then enter the name of the action;  there are only three (3) choices:
    1. ORG Change
    2. Separation
    3. Salary Adjustment
  3. Then enter the name of the employee.

Examples of well named email subject lines are:

  • Paper EPAF ORG Change Nero Wolf
  • Paper EPAF Separation Ned Stark
  • Paper EPAF Salary Adjustment Rick Grimes

Due to migration, the only EPAF actions that will be processed after the August 31, 2016 Cycle 18 cutoff are Separations. The Paper EPAF with supporting documentation for any EPAF action that needs to be processed after August 31st to meet the September 23rd paycheck must be emailed to HCMBANNER@hr.rutgers.edu by September 7, 2016. Those Paper EPAFs which need to meet the October 7, 2016 paycheck must be emailed by September 14, 2016.

However, urgent “Separation” and other EPAF actions that miss these deadlines need to be communicated to both BANNER PAYROLL and HCM Data Administration immediately. Please submit the Paper EPAF and supporting documentation to HCMBANNER@hr.rutgers.edu, mark it “urgent”, copy mtran@hr.rutgers.edu, and also phone either Mary Tran at 848-932-3852 or Joycelyn Johnson-Williams at 848-932-3870.

The HCM unit will review your requests with the BANNER Payroll department to determine what can still be entered into the BANNER payroll system or discuss other solutions with you.

The latest EPAF Calendar and the new Paper EPAF form are attached to this email for you. You can also navigate to the HCM Blog at http://hcmblog.rutgers.edu to view this announcement and the announcement titled “Countdown to Migration!”, and to obtain schedules, dates to know, and the Paper EPAF form (posted under the header “Banner/PeopleSoft Migration Information”).

The Paper EPAF form will continue to be used after data migration to the PeopleSoft HCM/Payroll system is complete for a period of time. Information on that process will be communicated soon.

Attached below are the fillable Paper EPAF Form, the fillable Paper EPAF Form Directions, and the final EPAF System Calendars, which also can be accessed under the “Banner/PeopleSoft Migration Information” header panel to the right.

Thank you