We’re removing paper-based HR forms

Putting staff in the driver’s seat

The new Staff Connect allows staff to initiate many forms/processes independently which are automatically sent off to supervisors for approval (where applicable).  This enables close to ‘real-time’ updating of employee records as they feed directly into the HR/Payroll solution.

Online forms = Increased efficiency

ACU has implemented a new HR/Payroll solution to support the University’s changing needs and create greater efficiencies for all users.  The new system improves access to employee records via Staff Connect and gives staff and supervisors access to a range of improved HR forms and processes.  Take a look below to see some of the forms/processes we’ve moved across to Staff Connect.

Form/ProcessWhat Initiated by
Timesheets (including overtime) Use Staff Connect to submit timesheets (including overtime claims). Staff member
Request to Vary Use Staff Connect to request a variation to an existing staff member’s working arrangements (change to location or supervisor or working hours/days). Supervisor
Claims for meal / travel allowance Use Staff Connect to submit claims for items such as meal / travel allowances. Staff member
Tax declaration & variation Use Staff Connect to update your tax declaration details (eg change to HECS status, variation to taxation rate, claiming the tax-free threshold). Staff member
Employee Separation (Resignation) Use Staff Connect to provide formal notice of your resignation to the University. Staff member
Parental leave Use Staff Connect to apply for parental leave via the ‘Forms’ function. Staff member
Higher duties Use Staff Connect to place a staff member on higher duties. Supervisor

We’re here to help

  • We’ve prepared a number of helpful User Guides that can be accessed on the Staff Connect support web page.  We are continuing to work on these resources and the page will be updated as new guides become available.
  • Join the Staff Connect Updates group on Workplace to receive regular posts and helpful hints about all things ‘Staff Connect’.
  • You can also can get assistance by contacting the HR Team at HR@acu.edu.au or (02) 9701 4222.


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