VATAS CSR Presentation 20140819

Report
Office of Finance
VA Time and Attendance System
(VATAS) Update
Presentation for
Department of VA CSR Conference
Presented By
Raven Thompson
Director, Payroll and HR Systems Service (PHRSS)
8/19/14
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Introducing VATAS
What is VATAS?
The Veterans Affairs Time and Attendance System is an
automated, centralized, web-based time and attendance
system developed to replace the legacy Enhanced Time and
Attendance (ETA) system.
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Introducing VATAS
Why Is VATAS Important?
• VATAS provides a modern time and attendance system
that quickly and accurately transmits data, allows for the
rapid creation of reports, and establishes a flexible
foundation for future enhancements.
• Enforces compliance with Federal guidelines and VA
policy governing Title 5 and Title 38 leave policies.
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Introducing VATAS
What Does This Mean for You?
• Point-and-click user interface which will allow you to
intuitively navigate throughout the system.
• Time and attendance information accessible 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week—from any Internet connection.
• Employees can track status of leave and premium pay
requests
• Leave and premium pay requests will automatically post
to your timesheet as soon as they are approved by your
supervisor or TL Approver.
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Introducing VATAS
How Is VATAS Different From ETA?
• Provides VA with a centralized and standardized system, which will
eliminate VA’s use of 150 distributed systems
• Timekeepers have the capability to enter proxy leave requests on
behalf of employees
• Built-in validation checks
• Eliminates need for timekeepers to manually track credit hours,
compensatory time for travel, continuation of pay, restored annual
leave, advanced leave, and voluntary leave balances—as all of
these items are prominently displayed in VATAS on the Leave
Balance screen.
• Computerized SF/OPM Form 71 for requesting leave and, upon
approval, leave request automatically posts to timesheets
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Introducing VATAS
What Should You Expect?
The VATAS Project Team will support you through this
implementation process through a robust Help Desk and by
providing:
• Role-based Training (Classroom and Web-based TMS)
• Reference Materials (User Manual and Quick Guides)
• Timely communications (Kickoff Announcements, Fact
Sheet and FAQs)
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VATAS Deployment Timeline
Tentative
VACO
DEPLOYMENT
(11/3)
Nov
Oct
TRAIN
VACO Deployment Training
(10/6-11/26)
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Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
VBA
Training & Deployment
(FY2015 – Quarter 2)
April
May
June
VHA
Training & Deployment
(FY2015 – Quarter 3)
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VATAS Deployment Timeline
Tentative
Upcoming Milestones
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August 31, 2014
IMPLEMENT – Upon acceptance, modifications will be
implemented live into production
November 2014
VACO Implementation
FY2015 – Q2
VBA Implementation (Dependent on workload)
FY2015 – Q3
VHA Implementation (In discussions with Rachel Mitchell)
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Questions
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