A new system to support HR and Payroll functions - Aurion - is coming soon. The new system will change and improve a number of areas including the Staff Connect online portal. Go-live is planned for May 2018. Find out about planned downtime for HR systems in May and what staff and supervisors need to do to prepare.
What’s changing in Staff Connect?
The new Staff Connect will have a different look and feel and give you access to the same services you currently have, but with expanded functionality which will replace many forms with more efficient online processes.
These online processes will have approval workflows, available as determined by type of Staff Connect user such as a staff member, a supervisor, or Human Resources. These workflows will apply the delegated approvals from the University’s Delegations of Authority Policy and Register and trigger appropriate notifications via an email or as a task to complete in Staff Connect. The new system will enable auto-population of relevant staff data which will minimise data entry and improve record accuracy. Your current ‘Staff ID’ in Staff Connect will change once the new system goes live. This will not impact your employment record with the University or use of other HR or University systems.
Some of the additional services and new online processes that will be available include:
Submitting all leave requests online including Leave without Pay and Parental Leave
Changing banking details, including bank splits
Claims for Overtime, Shift Allowances, mileage and toll reimbursement that flows directly into the HR and Payroll system automatically
Management of variation to employment arrangements (formerly the Request to Vary Form)
Management of Fixed-term contract arrangements (formerly the Fixed-term Expiry Advice Form)
Management of Probation confirmation
Management of Higher Duties placement and payment
Management of Separation/Resignation
Maintenance of Tax Declarations.
Online processes will continue to be developed for the new Staff Connect to remove almost all paper-based forms and more information will be communicated about transitioning these processes.
Questions and Support
Information will be made available on a Staff Connect resource page on the HR website, and user support can be sought through HR at HR@acu.edu.au or (02) 9701 4222. The resource page will include a link to the new Staff Connect, user guides, videos and other supporting information.
For further information on the HR Payroll Replacement Solution Project please contact:
Rob Jazic – Associate Director, Workforce System (Project Director) +61 2 9739 2499
Peter Wilks – Workforce Systems Administrator/Project Lead (Project Manager) +61 2 9465 9235