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Redesign Status Flashback
We had so much fun posting a status flashback in the October 2020 newsletter, we decided to do it again this year. We've come a long way in a year! Congratulations to all who migrated or assisted with migrations! You are all rock stars!
Makeover for Payroll Processing
Have you noticed that the Payroll Processing screen has a new look? That's right! There are no longer two different tabs for In Progress versus Posted payrolls They are now in the same grid. When you go to Payroll Processing, you will see any In Progress payrolls listed at the top (actually, it is sorted by Pay Date-ascending order, so the In Progress payroll will generally end up at the top) and are displayed in bold to set them apart from the historical (Posted) payrolls.
When Initializing a payroll, the pay setup information (Payroll Description, Pay Plan, Pay Cycle, Start Date, Stop Date, and Pay Date) needs to be entered. You will select specific pay groups for the initial processing dates and click . If you're wanting to select multiple pay groups at one time, click on one pay group and then hold the Shift button and click the other pay groups you wish to add and click to move all of the pay groups to the initial date range selection box.
A new feature will now allow you to add additions if needed (pay groups with different processing dates) directly on the initialization screen. You will want to click on the and manually enter in the Start Date and Stop Date or choose the dates from the calendar icon . You will then select the pay group(s) needed to be included as additions to the pay and click to move the pay group(s) to the additions selection box.
Once you are finished selecting your pay groups, click on and presto, the payroll initialization has begun!
As was mentioned in the October newsletter, new USAS-R canned reports were added to the Report menu to greatly improve report performance. But it doesn't stop there! We've made several more performance improvements over the last six months to other areas in both applications. Do tell!
- Greatly improved report generation performance on the following:
- ODJFS Report
- Employer Distribution Report
- USAS Employer Distribution Submission
- STRS Monthly Report
- Internal Payroll Performance Improvements were made:
- Payroll Initialization - 60%
- Modifying the Payroll- 52%
- Unposting Payroll - 73%
- Canned reports mentioned in the October newsletter
- Grids performance... most significantly the Payable and Account grids
- Account Filter performance improvements
- Appropriated Amounts by Cash Account Report improvement
- Improved performance of loading report definitions
- Improved performance of the Account Change process
- Redesign Implementation Details
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Sites Live on Redesign
Total Wave 8 Sites
Total Districts Participating
Please view the Current List of Districts & Status to see a comprehensive list of school districts along with their ITC, implementation status and the wave they are scheduled to migrate from Classic to Redesign.
The following terminology is used to determine where in the implementation process the entity is currently at:
Implementing: The ITC is running test imports and balancing reports on the entity. The district and ITC are working to schedule dates to begin dual processing and go live.
Paralleling: The entity is inputting all production transactions into both Classic and Redesign.
Live: The entity is using Redesign for production processing; no parallel processing is being performed; Classic is available in 'read-only' mode.
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