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Core Development Project Update - November 2016

The Core Development Project Team is delighted to inform you that Core is now available.

 Please note the following resumption of services below. For information and links to access the Core System please visit:

http://dit.ie/intranet/icts/corehr/

 

Service

 

Detail of Change

 

Start Date

 

Finish Date

 

Core

OPEN:

All manual adjustments for clocking and leave etc., can now be submitted directly into Core.

Please not the usual 5/7 days clocking period has been extended. All online adjustments must be completed by close of business Monday 7th November, after which time it will no longer be possible to make online adjustments for the downtime period.

 

02/11/2016

 

07/11/2016         

Business Objects Reporting

The old version of Core will remain open for Business Objects reporting until the Friday 25th November 2016.

 

-

 

25/11/16

eRecruit

 

OPEN

02/11/16

-

Expenses

 

OPEN

07/11/16

-

Leave Requests

OPEN

 

02/11/16

-

Thank you for your co-operation during the upgrade process. 

ICT Services Team and Core Development Project Team - November 2016

 

Core System Down Time - October 2016 

The Core Development Project is now approaching go-live final tasks. The project is still on target to go-live during the first week of November. To facilitate the upgrade all Core services, with the exception of Core Business Objects reporting, will be unavailable on the following dates:

 

7pm Saturday 22th October 2016 until 7:30am Wednesday 2nd November 2016

 

Services that rely on information from the Core System will be restricted during this period.

We appreciate your co-operation and understanding during the upgrade process.


ICT Services Team and Core Development Project Team

October 2016

 

Launch of the Upgraded Core System - October 2016

The Core Development Project is progressing to the go-live preparatio‌n phase.  It is expected that the newly upgraded system will be available to all staff during the first week of November. In preparation for the upgraded system, a series of information sessions are scheduled. For full details of these sessions and changes to Core services during the upgrade, please click on the link below:

Core Project Update October 2016

 

In order to facilitate go live, please note the following restrictions to Core Services which will be in place during the upgade period. The upraded version of the system will to available on the morning of 2nd November 2016. Further updates and details on the project will be published over the coming weeks and will be available on this webpage. We appreciate your on-going cooperation during the upgrade process. 

Notification of Change in Service

 

Service

 

 

Detail of Change

 

Start Date

 

Finish Date

Core Downtime

In order to complete the upgrade, Core will unavailable during the following period.

During this time all staff who are normally required to record their attendance in Core Portal should keep a record of their clocking times for this period. The system will be available on 2nd November 2016 to make online clocking adjustments. These should be submitted and signed off by 3rd November 2016.

Start of business

24/10/2016

Close of business

01/11/2016         

e-Recruit

 

New vacancies cannot be advertised during this period.

 

07/10/16

02/11/16

All current competitions must be closed by the start of this period.

 

21/10/16

-

Expenses

 

No new on-line Expenses claims or advances can be submitted during this period.

 

14/10/16

02/11/16

All expense claims must be fully approved before this start date.

 

18/10/16

02/11/16

Leave Requests

All submitted leave requests and adjustments should be approved by Tuesday 18th October.

 

18/10/16

02/11/16

 

ICT Services Team and Core Development Project Team

October 2016

 

Core Upgrade Project Update - September 2016

The Core Upgrade project is progressing well with testing nearing completion. In preparation for go-live of the new system in early November 2016, there will be a number of enhancements to the system including the following:

Core Portal (e.g. Core Time, Core Expense, e-Recruit)

The upgraded portal whilst retaining existing functionality, will have a new “look and feel” along with additional features.

• Work Group Managers

Work Group Managers who currently access back office functionality will notice some changes and enhancements. There will be a range of on-line training including on-line videos, user guides as well as information sessions available closer to go-live.

• Temporary Change in Service

In order to facilitate go-live, the following restrictions will be in place during the upgrade period:

1.  New vacancies cannot be advertised in the period (close of business) 6th October - 2nd November 2016. Existing vacancies can remain open.  
2. All competitions must be closed by Thursday 20th October 2016. 
3.  All expense claims must be fully approved by Tuesday 18th October 2016.* 
4.  All submitted leave requests and adjustments should be approved by Tuesday 18th October. * 
5.  It is expected that Core Portal (Core Time, Core Expense, e-Recruit) will re-open on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 

Further updates and details on the project will be published here over the coming weeks. We appreciate your co-operation and understanding during the upgrade process. 

ICT Services Team and Core Development Project Team

September 2016

Core HR Upgrade Project - July 2016

The Core Upgrade Project has commenced with staff members from Human Resources, Finance, Staff Learning & Development and ICT Services working on the project.  The CoreHR Version 21 test system was delivered in July 2016 and the testing team are working their way through test plans in the new version of the software.

Phase 1 of the project is a system upgrade based on existing functionality. The expected go live date for Phase 1 is end of October 2016. During October there will be some downtime in the live system prior to the switch over to version 21. Details of this downtime will be communicated to all staff members in advance of this date.

Following Phase 1 a second phase of the project will commence to deliver on new system functionality such as online payslips, online pensions self-service and other business process improvements. Please check back here for more updates on the project as it progresses.

A brief outline of the project phases are below.

Core Project Phases

 

National Vetting Bureau Vetting Invitation Form for existing staff and candidates in the recruitment process (NVB1)

 

19th August 2016

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Flexi Periods for Administratrative, Library and Technical Staff 2016 

Flexi Periods 2016 - Administrative and Library Staff

Flexi Periods 2016 - Technical Staff

26th November 2015

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Taxsaver Scheme

All staff who were issued with a Leap Card as part of the Taxsaver Scheme can now register their Leap Card via 

https://www.leapcard.ie/en/NavigationPages/CardRegistration.aspx

The benefits of Registering your Leap Card include:

  • In the event that your card is lost or stolen, once it is registered and reported lost/stolen, no one can use your card's Travel Credit;
  • You can view your transaction history online;
  • You can add more Leap Cards to your account.

26th November 2015

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Pension Arrangements for part time staff members

Circular Letter 0062/2014 was issued by The Department of Education and Skills on 1st September 2014. This circular amends Circular Letter 0025/2008 and provides for revised timelines for payment of contributions due and revised timelines for making a pension option for certain part time staff. The Pensions Section will be contacting affected staff members with their pension options in 2014/2015. Further information on the pension arrangements for part time staff members is available on our website at the following link

Full details Circular Letters CL0062/2014 and CL0025/2008 are below. 

Circular Letter 0062/2014 - Pension Arrangements for Part time Staff

Circular Letter 0025/2008 - Public Service Pension Reform Revised arrangements

Pensions Section 

25th September 2014

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Budget 2014 - Taxation of Pensions & Changes to the Standard Funding Threshold

The following notice outlines the changes made to the Standard Funding Threshold in Budget 2014 and the implications for members of the Institute's pension schemes.

Notice - Standard Funding Threshold & Budget 2014

DPER Circular 27.06.2014 - Standard Funding Threshold Budget 2014

Pensions Section

26th August 2014

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Extension of "Grace Period" for exemption from pay reductions for Superannuation Benefits

The Government has extended the retirement ‘Grace Period’ deadline to 30th June 2016 for staff in the Public & Civil Service. The original deadline was 30th June 2015.

This means that pay measures relating to higher remuneration and increments, introduced under the Haddington Road Agreement and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013, will be disregarded for the calculation of pension benefits for staff members retiring on or before 30th June 2016.

Staff members requiring further information on the above should contact the Pensions Team by email at pensions@dit.ie or by telephone at 402 3321, 402 3424, 402 3330, 402 3360.  

Pensions Section

10th February 2015

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Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme & Other Provisions) Act 2012

The Public Servive Pensions (Single Scheme & Other Provisions) Act 2012 was enacted in July 2012. Several of the provisions of the Act require the making of a commencement order before they can be enacted. One such order was made with effect from 1st November 2012. This Act provides for a new single public service pension scheme (yet to come into force) and also makes several changes to pre existing public service pension scheme. Details on these changes have been circulated in two notices issued in August & November 2012. Copies of these notices are available at:

Notice - August 2012: Introduction of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme & Other Provisions) Act 2012

Notice - November 2012: Commencement of Chapter 4 of 2012 Act

Pensions Section

November 2012

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Older Notices:

  • Update on Pension Related Levy (March 2009)

 

 

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