As easyPay moves through its various stages of implementation, PACERS will be featured on the easyPay website providing their perspectives on the project. Here are a collection of PACERS’ perspectives as featured weekly on the website and promoted in Sun eNews.
easyPay Will Simplify the Payroll Process
Pay…it’s wonderful actually! I’m in charge of payroll. easy
Pay is an excellent concept and it will be much easier to handle our payroll. We have 500 people on staff – and have so much paper to sort through, deliver, and answer questions. It is very time consuming. easy
Pay will certainly be easier on our staff when it comes to answering questions since people are inputting into a system that we’re not touching. We’ve participated in unit testing and are helping to move easy
Pay forward. We’ve been leaving our jobs to go to the War Room to learn the process as we go along. Our payroll people are learning how the system is actually working long before they go to general training.” --November 15, 2013
easyPay Will Make Timekeepng and Payroll Processing Easier for Everyone!
Public Works Department
“As I go through Kronos courses, I can see that easy
Pay will be an easier payroll process for payroll liaisons. It really makes it easier for everyone across the board. No more leave slips to send to supervisors. Everything processed online. It will be easier for the employee to enter requests and exceptions. It’s easier for supervisors in that they can verify time against the schedule online and make changes online if they have to. You can edit schedules online, not just for one person, but even for a group at one time. This is an exception based reporting system and it’s all online! What else can you ask for? Man, if we had this in Facilities a couple of years ago, it would have been golden. I would not have been pulling my hair out. Once we get over the learning curve of doing things online, I think we will be great. The more classes I take, the more I can envision us transitioning to the new system.” --October 18, 2013
ePay Statement Gets Rave Reviews!
"I like the new online ePay Statement. It includes a summary statement with the value of the benefits. A lot of people like to see this. It’s very beneficial. Access to easyPay is nice and easy too! You have options to view, just click and the ePay Statement is right there. The employee can focus on the actual statement itself. It’s a very good feature and we’re getting a lot of positive feedback as well. It’s convenient to read the statement online and it is formatted nicely. I can track the summary statement at the bottom and it is easy to follow. This is so much easier and better than the small pay stub. Now that we’re all familiar with how to log-on, it’s easy!” --September 17, 2013
PACERS Can Hardly Wait For easyPay’s Implementation!
“When I first came to the County in 2008, I thought payroll would be automated. That’s how it was when I was in the private sector. I couldn’t believe my first timesheet! I was told plans were in place for us to be automated at some point in the future. Then, in 2012, I heard conversation about the roll-out of an automated system---and I soon realized that this was easyPay. I was excited when I was asked to be a PACER. Now I can’t wait until it’s fully implemented!” --September 10, 2013
PACERS Look Forward to easyPay’s Arrival
Broward Addiction Recovery Center
“I’m excited! Most management staff is excited, but a little apprehensive about what will be required from them. They supervise a large number of people at a 24/7 facility, so we will be unique. In the long run, it’s the best thing. You’ll be diligent about checking time daily and not waiting until Monday afternoon paper work. You can do the verification/audit online so you won’t get behind. Supervisors won’t have to chase down leave slips, or call people. There is a learning curve at first, but they won’t have to figure out overtime vs. premium overtime. The machine will figure out the math. The electronic system will allow supervisors to verify more accurately when employees come in and leave. It will help to more readily resolve questions. It creates an objective way to determine when employees come and go." --September 3, 2013
PACER’S Perspective Provides an Insider’s View of easyPay
“I see easyPay as a change in the way we do things, but a change for the better! So many times we stay in the same way of doing things, but sometimes it’s better to get out and change. Become more efficient and improve our processes. For my organization, ETS, we are part of easyPay. I’ve seen staff working the processes—developing the application and training. My job is to inform and be a cheerleader in the process. Yea….it’s coming! I’m like the first to know because it is happening right in front of me! I was at beginning demos before we chose a vendor. It’s exciting to see where we were at the beginning and where we are now.” --August 20, 2013
PACERS Keep Employees Informed of easyPay Progress
Office of Public Communications
“easyPay has a lot of information coming our way and it takes time to absorb it all. I go out of my way to learn it myself and then take my co-workers through it step by step. This increases my knowledge. In order to do this, I need to know what I’m talking about. “ --August 13, 2013
PACERS Get the Word Out About easyPay
Planning and Redevelopment Division
“It’s a transition that will make things easier for everybody once we become comfortable with it. I keep the people in my division apprised of the information that I receive in PACERS’ bulletins. Each time I read the bulletins, I write out a synopsis and sent it out to my division. I try to address their list of questions and also share information from PACERS’ meetings. We're 'movin on up' and forward as Broward County employees. I'm going to get a small plant and nurture its growth to remind me of the trees we've saved. Hooray!" --August 6, 2013
PACER’S Enthusiasm for New ePay Statement is Contagious!
Traffic Engineering Division
“I love the new ePay Statement. When questions come up, I usually know the answer or I will find it out. It gives you your leave balances, and the way it is spread out is easy on the eyes. It was also an excellent bonus to see how much the County contributes for each one of us every time.” --July 30, 2013
PACERS’ Perspective Puts Payroll Liaisons in the easyPay Spotlight
"The payroll liaison function is so important to the success of easyPay and for payroll in general. It's a role that is often downplayed, but it is very critical." -–July 23, 2013
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Natural Resources Planning and Management Division
“I think about easyPay in terms of how it impacts our division, not just our employees. I’ve tried to get more specialized messages to our supervisors because it impacts them differently.” --July 9, 2013
And Now a Word From Our PACERS
Parks and Recreation Division
“It’s really important that we get the word out about easyPay. We’re reaching out to our employees through email, our monthly enewsletter, posters and printed materials, and in any way we can. We are also working very closely with our IT section and accounting groups.” --July 2, 2013