The ISC will be closed from 1-3 pm today for an All-Hands Meeting. Tickets can still be submitted during this time.
As announced two weeks ago, the Off Quarter Hiatus pilot program has been extended for another year. This pilot program is designed to put faculty who will not work the Winter Quarter on Off Quarter Hiatus, allowing them to remain active in the system while at the same time suspending pay until their return in the Spring Quarter.
The Leave Without Pay – Academic Personnel User Guide has been updated to reflect a change in procedure requested by Academic HR. For Academic Personnel on partial, non-medical leaves of absence, units no longer need to enter incremental days of Unpaid Time Off, but instead, can simply reduce the employee’s FTE using the reason code “Leave of Absence FTE Change.” Employees on a full, non-medical leaves will continue to enter Unpaid Time Off.
As a reminder, all eligible Foreign National employees must submit new tax treaty paperwork to the ISC Payroll team by Friday, December 14, 2018. Please follow up with eligible employees and remind them to complete their tax treaty renewal paperwork, if they haven’t already.
As a reminder, the ISC Payroll Office must receive any completed Overpayment Option Forms and Overpayment Worksheets for 2018 by Friday, December 14, 2018. Overpayments must be processed before year-end or the employee’s overpayment repayment may be subject to higher federal taxes per IRS Federal Tax regulations.
In our efforts to continually improve our online resources, we are excited to announce several updates to the ISC website!
Now that the ISC is no longer part of the process when hiring Stipend Employees, it is more important than ever to include the business justification in the Comments field during the Assign Period Activity Pay process. Please make sure to use the Comments field at the bottom of the screen next to the cloud icon, NOT the Comments field in the Activity column.
At the recommendation of the ISC Advisory Council – a small group of leaders from across UW tasked with helping identify Workday priorities and drive improvements – we are pleased to announce the removal of several redundant or unnecessary steps from three commonly used business processes.
We are very pleased to announce that units will now submit their Project Cost Accounting (PCA) Code requests through a new web form: New PCA Code Request. This process change is intended to streamline the routing of requests and speed up processing times. New requests are usually processed in 3-5 business days, though some requests can take longer.
On October 3, 2018, UWHR Compensation shared details about the minimum wage increase for 2019 from $15.45/hour to $16.00/hour for student and staff positions on the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses (with the exception of student hourly positions in Tacoma, who move from $12.00/hour to $12.35/hour). If you are hiring hourly employees who are starting in January, please make sure to enter an hourly rate equal to or above the new 2019 minimums.