SSTA Rollout #3 (Beginning in November 2012)
The implementation of SSTA Rollout #3, began in November 2012. New self-service time reporting functionality was introduces including online timesheets for 24x7 operations and time reporting using Time Collection Devices (TCDs). In addition, the SSTA application now provides labor cost distribution and automated business rule (i.e. shift differentials) process support.
To manage the size and complexity involved in final rollout of SSTA, Rollout #3 will be implemented in five segments. Agencies, departments, and colleges participating in the rollout may opt for the MassHR Employee Service Center support option which provides employees a single point of contact for Self-Service Time and Attendance support. Or, they may elect to maintain support services in house via HR/Payroll staff.
SSTA Rollout #3 - Implementation Segments
Segment 1 – November 18, 2012
Segment 2 – January 27, 2013
Segment 3 – February 24, 2013
Segment 4 – March 24, 2013
Non-Employee Service Center Supported Participating Agencies - Not Applicable
Segment 5 – April 21, 2013
Employee and Agency Readiness
The successes of the SSTA Rollouts are due in large part to preparation, the execution of sound agency readiness strategy and participation throughout the organization. The MassHR Project Team has established proven readiness activities to facilitate a smooth transition to SSTA for employees and departments.
The team has established a MassHR Liaison Network to ensure issues that may impact the deployment of SSTA are identified and addressed early. The Liaison Network shares expertise about the new systems, processes, and programs with employees in each department to accelerate agency and employee readiness. To ensure the Liaison Network’s readiness, the MassHR Change Management Team has developed Liaison Toolkit comprised of the employee communications, SSTA and Time Collection device training materials, posters and many other tools. Beginning six weeks prior to each implementation, the Agency Liaisons will distribute bi-weekly ePostcard messages that contain important information to prepare employees for the rollout. In addition the network will post posters and conduct transition meetings to assure employee readiness.
The MassHR Project Team will continue to expand the current SSTA Online Learning and Support Tools to enable employees, managers/supervisors, HR/ Payroll and Accounting/Finance staff to learn about Rollout #3 SSTA functionality.