Welcome Rutgers HCM Users !!!
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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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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:
- Start with the words “Paper EPAF”;
- Then enter the name of the action; there are only three (3) choices:
- ORG Change
- Salary Adjustment
- 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 email@example.com, 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.
To All Preparers and Approvers:
The migration of Banner System payroll data to the PeopleSoft HCM/Payroll System for all legacy UMDNJ employees will commence on Saturday, October 8, 2016. From Saturday October 1, 2016 to Friday October 7, 2016, the Banner and PeopleSoft Payroll Systems will be offline. No University employee will have access to any aspect of the RIAS HCM/Payroll System for those seven (7) days, including, but not limited to, Self-Service, Template-Based-Hire, Reappointment, Leave of Absence, Termination, Retirement, and other request queues. Additionally, there will be no access to Time and Labor or Commitment Accounting during the offline period. Access to the PeopleSoft HCM/Payroll System and Self-Service will return on October 8, 2016 for all Rutgers University employees.
During September 2016 and October 2016, in an effort to accommodate system shutdown, certain payrolls will be closing earlier than usual. As a result, there are accelerated HR cutoff, EPAF cutoff (Banner only), and Payroll Time and Labor cutoff schedules, which you will need to follow in order for requests to be processed and employees to be paid. Attached below are the revised 2016-2017 HCM Cutoff Schedules for Fall 2016/Winter 2017, and an accelerated Time and Labor Schedule for September 2016 and October 2016 for the Banner and PeopleSoft Payroll Systems, which can also be accessed through the “Banner/PeopleSoft Migration Information” header panel to the right. Also attached below are two (2) summary charts with migration dates (one sorted by date, and one sorted by payroll system), which can be accessed under the “Banner/PeopleSoft Migration Information” header panel to the right. The summary charts provide information regarding the last dates employees will have access to the Banner and PeopleSoft Payroll Self-Service features, and provide the date that access to Self-Service will return. A revised EPAF Cutoff Schedule will be disseminated to Banner EPAF Originators as soon as possible.
Please note that we are fully aware that PeopleSoft Payroll System Preparers and Banner System Originators do oftentimes receive late notification regarding leaves of absence, terminations and retirements, and as such, we will soon be providing instructions for a separate procedure that will inform HCM and Payroll of notifications received after the HR cutoff.
To All Preparers and Approvers:
Over the weekend an automated process ran in the HCM/Payroll system against every active employee record. This process may inadvertently sent workflow emails to Approvers and Preparers. If you received emails about the July 1, 2016 fiscal day change, please disregard them. There is absolutely nothing you need to do except delete those emails.
In addition, HCM processed many of your hire, reappointment, and separation requests over the weekend. Please note those workflow emails and complete any commitment accounting entries that are needed.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience the fiscal day workflow messaging may cause. Please reach out to your HCM Specialist if you are unsure about a particular workflow message.