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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Online time, leave entry coming this fall

With the support of the president and Cabinet, an effort has been under way that will eventually eliminate the printed employee time sheet and printed administrative and faculty leave forms.

Staff in the Payroll, Human Resources and Information Technology Services (ITS) offices have been partnering to bring an online process for the entry and approval of time and leave to BGSU. The process will be known as Self-Service Time and Labor.

It will be piloted by Campus Operations, Human Resources, ITS and the Controller's area following the implementation of PeopleSoft 9.0 in early October. All non-faculty and non-student employees in those areas will begin using the new process.

The goal is to phase in other departments during the remainder of the fiscal year.

There are many reasons for the endeavor, including savings on the costs of printing, handling and distributing time sheets. Other positive outcomes will be online approval of exception reporting by supervisors as well as elimination of the need for payroll staff to manually enter time data into the payroll system.

Employee and supervisor training is scheduled for late September for those in the pilot group. Notifications to the pilot groups' supervisors and appropriate staff will be sent the week of Sept. 6.

Information about Self-Service Time and Labor will continue to be distributed through Campus Updates, an open forum and more. Stay tuned for further details.

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WBGU-PBS to multi-cast three channels beginning Sept. 1

Beginning at midnight tomorrow (Sept. 1), WBGU-PBS will shift from broadcasting four channels to three channels to enhance the picture quality of the television station's multi-cast broadcast signals.

"To make these improvements, the program lineups on WBGU-Kids and WBGU-Encore will be combined," said Steve Kendall, director of media acquisition, storage and distribution. "This change will provide our viewers with three, higher-quality channels as we continue to broadcast the high-level quality and wide range of programs expected from WBGU-PBS."

Starting Sept. 1, WBGU-PBS will broadcast:
WBGU-HD - featuring PBS, children's and local programs; WBGU-Encore - featuring PBS Kids Go! programs and its Encore program lineup, and WBGU-Create - featuring lifestyle and how-to programs.

The program lineup for all three WBGU-PBS channels can be found on the station's website.

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August 31, 2010