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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted November 26, 2018 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Upgrades

Improved FMLA Tracking for Human Resources

Effective Date: November 1, 2018

Human Resources has been working hard with Strata Information Group (SIG) to find ways to more fully utilize Banner (our Enterprise Reporting System.)  One way that they have recently accomplished this is in automating how we keep track of FMLA.

FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) is essentially employment protection for people who need to miss work for approved medical-related reasons (such as maternity leave or debilitating migraines.)  After years of tracking all of this information in a laborious manual way we are now utilizing Banner as the system of record for these details. 

Key Benefits and Features

  • Improved internal communication within HR as they track these events
  • Easier-to-produce records automated via Cognos can now print out a person’s history in a simple format

Impact on Campus Community

There is no impact on employees with this change—it is simply an internal change that demonstrates how we are extending the use of Banner.  We are grateful for the Banner Revitalization Project that has been ongoing for over a year and the ways that SIG is helping us improve internal processes. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu