ConnectCarolina Newsletter  |  February 3, 2016

Top News in Brief

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Upcoming Outages

New PAAT Labor Expense Reports

Upcoming Finance User Group Meeting

HR User Group Materials

2015 W-2s Are Now Available Online

New Training Resources

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InfoPorte SAS Outage This Weekend

There will be an outage of InfoPorte SAS Reporting this weekend as the InfoPorte team completes a SAS upgrade.  The outage will begin on Friday, Feb. 5, at 6:00pm and end at approximately 8:00am on Monday, Feb. 8.

Student Admin Outage Feb. 13

There will be a ConnectCarolina maintenance outage on Saturday, Feb. 13, beginning at 7:00am and ending at approximately 12 noon. This affects the Student Administration component of ConnectCarolina and the ePAR hire form for HR/Payroll as well as some services related to Onyen, PID and Guest ID.   The Finance component is NOT affected by this outage.  

You can always visit the System Status page for information about upcoming outages, browser compatibility and other technical issues.

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New PAAT Labor Expense Reports

The Payroll Accounting Adjustment Tool (PAAT) Labor Expense Report has recently been enhanced.  You'll notice some adjustments to filters, some changes to the data displayed and some bug fixes. For details, refer to the InfoPorte New Reports Notes.

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User Group Meetings

The next Finance User Group meeting will be held on Feb. 16 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.  Join us in-person in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, or participate online via webinar.  Webinar links and more information available on the User Groups page.

Miss the last HR/Payroll User Group meeting?  You can watch the webinar recording, view the slides or get a copy of the handout.

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2015 W-2s Now Available Online

Just in time for tax season, you can now view, print or edit (where applicable) some of your state and federal tax forms in ConnectCarolina.  2015 and 2014 W-2s and 2016 W4s and NC4s are now available.

Read more about this initiative here.

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New Training Resources

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PAAT Approval Routes

PAAT adjustments can route to three different levels for final approval. This table is a quick reference for which levels are required for each fund type changed in a PAAT adjustment.

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Adjusting Funding Sources for Past Pay Periods Using PAAT

This self-paced computer-based training explains when to use PAAT and the difference between a PAAT adjustment and a Funding Swap ePAR. It also covers the steps you’ll need to take to create, manage and submit a PAAT adjustment.

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Guide to HR/Payroll Reporting

This online guide catalogs HR and Payroll reports available in ConnectCarolina and InfoPorte.  The guide is searchable and includes report descriptions, tips for how to use the reports and links to related training.  Click here to view the guide.

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