Funding for new system and staff to support casual worker administration
The casual worker compliance project is looking at new processes for managing casual workers that will ensure legal compliance while reducing the time and effort spent on administration. In the first phase of the project we looked at how a new IT system could support this work.
Confirmation of funding
Following demonstrations and consultation with departments, a proposal was put to University Executive Board (UEB) during the summer. UEB confirmed their support for the project, but were only able to approve funding this month.
Confirmation of funding means:
- The project team — made up of staff from Careers, HR, IT, and Payroll — will be joined in January by a full-time project manager
- A contract with our preferred systems supplier should be in place by the new year
- In Spring 2018 we will recruit staff for a new Bureau Service, to assist departments and workers
The project timeline has been affected and the implementation phase will now start in January. This means that the full rollout of the new system is targeted for December 2018 rather than September 2018.
Early in 2018 we will invite all departments to join our Stakeholder Group. The aim of the group is to:
- Act as a central channel for stakeholder engagement with the project
- Review and understand the complexities of the project and champion the necessary business change
- Inform and guide decision makers
We also plan to establish a User Group of 10-15 departments who can help us design the new processes, test the new technology solution and plan an appropriate implementation.
Our next update will be in the new year. To keep up-to-date with the project: