Why link timetables or work schedules to payroll? It is recognised that contract compliance and staff payment are challenging and prone to human error. Allied to this, staff is one of the largest drains on the organisation budget. Being able to check that staff are up to contract and fulfilling their hours is a proven way to identify savings and reduce costs.
Pay Claim Management System (PCM) is a web-based portal accessible on any device, including mobile. This new standalone self-service system allows users to generate claims based on their timetable or work schedule. Managers approve claims and administrators authorise them, leading to payment.
Discover how Leicester College has benefited from using CELCAT’s Pay Claim Management System in this case study.
A clean interface, allowing teaching staff wherever they are to prepare, manage and submit their claims, but prevented from generating future claims. Managers can review submitted claims and where appropriate reject claims based on an unmarked attendance register. Administrators also have the power to modify and reject claims where appropriate. Once the administrator authorises the claim and closes down the pay claim period, payroll processing takes place.
Pay Claim Management System features and functionality:
Standard reports in PCM provide transparency and a detailed overview, giving managers the ability to target areas and take decisions to enable the institution to run more efficiently. Teaching staff are prevented from holding back claims and PCM administrators are kept informed of outstanding claims via a hard copy report. Departmental managers can easily examine the activity of their staff through an easy- to-read schedule report.
Although a standalone application, Pay Claim Management System is designed to integrate with CELCAT Timetabler. When integrated, staff can only submit claims for teaching on their timetables. If the teaching doesn’t exist on the timetable, they are prevented from generating a claim. Thus, timetable integrity is enhanced. As the claim is generated, it draws on staff category information from CELCAT Timetabler and pay rate and cost centre data from the HR system.
As the claim progresses through the system, staff can be notified of its progress via email notifications.
The implementation of Pay Claim Manager has been a resounding success for Leicester College. The system worked seamlessly from day 1 and has transformed the way in which pay claims are handled. PCM is reliable, quick and very easy to use. Staff at all levels are able to track and monitor every stage of the claim process and we are delighted to recommend PCM as a product to any organisation.
Mick Wood Curriculum, Resources and Administration Manager, Leicester College