Employee Focus

April 2009
June 2009
Five Minutes with Ramiro Sanchez

Employee Spotlight
Rosie Guajardo, Jordy Stiggs and Janicee Mack


June Calendar

Knights Apparel

Business Services
Vending Machine Refund Policy

Copy Center
Departmental Copier Leasing Program

Department of Public Safety
Cell Phone Registration in PIER

UHDPS Police Officers Participate in the Texas Special Olympics

Summer Parking Lot Maintenance

Dining Services
Campus Dining Locations and Hours of Operation

Verifying Vendor Hold

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Key Dates Calendar

ePAR Tips

Human Resources
Benefit Updates for Plan Year 2010

Plant Operations
Cullen Family Plaza Renovations Continue

Policies and Procedures
Policies in Executive Review:

Printing and Postal
UH Printing & Postal Services New Website

Quick Tip: For enrollment services questions, students can call 713/743-1010.

If you have comments or would like to submit an article to future newsletters, contact Alpa Vaghani at avaghani@central.uh.edu by the 20th of each month.


ePAR Tips

Employee Classes
Position numbers in ePAR are filtered by your department security then by choosing the Employee Class and Regular or Temporary. When the position information does not populate in your ePAR form, these two fields are the likely problem.

    Benefits eligible positions are Regular and all non-benefits eligible positions are Temporary.

    Hourly staff positions are listed as Support Staff and Monthly staff positions are listed as Professional/Admin.

    For hourly student positions choose Hourly Student and Temporary.

    Monthly student positions eligible for insurance and fellowships are listed as Graduate Assistant and Temporary.

    Monthly student positions not eligible for insurance or fellowships are listed as Monthly Student and Temporary.

    Positions such as Stipends and Overloads are assigned to the Overload employee class and Temporary.
These two fields help automate many processes in ePAR and PeopleSoft, including available ePAR actions, pay frequency, pay rate, benefit programs, leave plans, holiday schedule, and tax withholding.

HRIM staff are always available to answer any questions regarding Regular/Temporary and Employee Class fields or any ePAR process question.

New Hires
We appreciate your diligence in sending New Hire ePARs in advance of the hire date. Please note that HRIM cannot process these ePARs without a completed I-9 and all required attachments. ePARs that are incomplete or missing documentation will be recycled with specific comments regarding the reason for returning.

Require attachments for all New Hires include
Personal Data Sheet (3 pages)
Foreign National Tax Package
Other required faculty forms

Once HRIM receives the ePAR with all required attachments and approvals except for the I-9, we will place it on HOLD until the employee completes the I-9.

Please note that your new employee can complete the I-9 in HR Customer Service any time on or before the hire date. Please encourage all employees to come in to HR Customer Service and complete the I-9 prior to their hire date.