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Automated HR processes set to benefit UCT staff

The HR Department has embarked on a project to automate various administrative processes, enhance and unify training management, and revamp recruitment processes at UCT. Read the introductory article to find out what's changing, when each phase will be rolled out, and how it will affect you.


19 April: Recent website updates
  • South African Research Chairs (SARChI) appointments: A new page has been created to cover SARChI appointments, this page includes roles & responsibilities and a process flow.
  • Social assistance: A new page has been created in the Organisational Health section outlining the social assistance that will be available to staff members.
  • SAP HR Employee Self-Service: This page has been updated to cover online leave processes (currently being piloted in HR and rolling out to ICTS and Finance during April). This includes the latest versions of the Employee Self-Service (ESS) guide, the Manager's Self-Service (MSS) guide and the Frequently Asked Questions. New ESS and MSS quick reference guides are also available.
  • Group Life Assurance: This page has been updated to provide more detail of the cover available to permanent and contract staff.
  • Updated HR contacts and departmental organograms.
27 March: February / March Newsletters

Kidneys - Precious organs to preserve
Sources of salt in the diet
Know your rights

10 Tips to build a resilient relationship
5 Things to say to someone with cancer
A good savings plan to last a lifetime
Be vigilant about malaria

View previous organisational health newsletters.
6 February: Western Cape drought

Feeling stressed because of the water crisis? UCT staff members can call ICAS (Independent Counselling and Advisory Services) for professional and confidential support on 0801 113 945 (toll-free from a Telkom line).

Water shortages and your health
Stay healthy during the drought crisis
Avoid heat stress during a water shortage or drought

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