Ultimus Client: Colorado Community College System
Solution: Time Sheet Submittal and Tracking
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is Colorado’s largest and fastest growing system of higher education. CCCS is unique throughout the country in terms of its governance and oversight responsibilities of state community colleges offering various career and academic programs.
Currently, CCCS oversees 13 community colleges, which serve more than 107,000 students annually. Moreover, CCCS directs an additional 1,200 secondary and 800 postsecondary career and technical programs in more than 150 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions across the state.
For any employer, tracking employees’ paid time off (PTO) and leave requests is an important aspect of HR’s responsibility. For CCCS, this process was becoming more than cumbersome and extremely error-prone due to the sheer number of employees at each of the 13 community colleges. Other challenges with this process include:
The Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite is now being used to automate leave and timesheet processes at CCCS’s system office and at Pueblo Community College (PCC), where they have now realized reduced abuse of leave time, eliminated the equivalent of one full time administrative employee, and increased productivity of both HR personnel and other employees.
The automated process electronically stores leave request and timesheet forms online where employees can quickly and easily fill them out and submit them to the HR department.
The system ensures that complete and correct information is submitted, the requests are processed efficiently, and the HR department has clear, accurate information on which to report on at the month-end. The Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite also provides the HR department with visibility into the process to ensure that employees are being paid and taking vacation accordingly.
Based on the positive response from this project, Colorado Community College System is now rolling out the workflow support for a range of other tasks, such as travel authorization requests, travel expense reporting, new hire process and conference hall rentals. They are looking forward to increased visibility and productivity throughout various other areas of their education system.
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