GO-TIME: Digitizing Personnel Records Saves Space, Improves Efficiency and Access

first_imgGO-TIME: Digitizing Personnel Records Saves Space, Improves Efficiency and Access August 11, 2016 Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA — The Office of Administration recently completed a GO-TIME project with state agencies to convert active and former employee personnel records from paper to electronic files. This initiative will save over $30,000 per year in costs associated with the storage and transfer of physical files and enable more efficient and secure access to documents.“As one of the largest employers in Pennsylvania, there are many opportunities for state government to achieve savings and gain efficiencies in everyday activities such as managing personnel records,” said Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich. “With this project, we have eliminated manual, paper-intensive processes and decades of physical storage.”The commonwealth has over 73,000 salaried employees and processes about 14,000 transfers, resignations, retirements and terminations in a typical year. With support from the Department of Revenue’s Bureau of Imaging and Document Management, the project converted over 1.2 million documents to electronic format.Previously, employee records were shipped from HR office to HR office over the course of an employee’s career before being transferred to the State Records Center for long-term storage. Over time, the space dedicated to personnel files at the records center will decrease as existing hard copy personnel files reach their retention period. Additionally, staff time spent searching for, preparing and mailing paper files can now be focused on other operational activities.Along with the conversion of active and former employee files, all new hire and rehire personnel files are now created electronically. Many new hire forms are completed through an online orientation system, creating an end-to-end paperless process. With personnel file records now integrated with the commonwealth’s the HR/payroll system, they can be accessed conveniently and securely by the employee, HR staff and other authorized personnel when needed.To learn more about how GO-TIME is working to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/go-time/.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cricket News Steve Smith makes superb Test comeback, slams century to boost Australia against England

first_imghighlights Steve Smith blasted his 24th century in Tests.Smith blasted his ninth century against England.Stuart Broad took 5/86, his fourth five-wicket haul against Australia. New Delhi: Steve Smith had arrived at the crease with Australia having their backs to the wall on the opening day of the Ashes contest against England. The top order was blown away by Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad and they were left reeling at 122/8. The partisan crowd at Edgbaston was booing and jeering the Australian players, mostly David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft. However, Smith, playing in his first Test since the infamous ball-tampering scandal, produced a knock for the ages and smashed his 24th century and ninth against England as Australia were rescued to 284 all out at the end of day one. Smith shared an 88-run stand with Peter Siddle for the ninth wicket and a stand of 74 with Nathan Lyon for the final wicket as Australia had plenty of smiles. For England, Stuart Broad was the chief destroyer with 5/86.Australia chose to bat in overcast conditions on a brown pitch and was immediately in trouble. Warner was at the receiving end of England not taking the review but Broad made amends by removing Warner cheaply. Cameron Bancroft, who had struck two fours, fell to Broad as the pacer probed a steady line and length. There was some concern for England as James Anderson walked off the field after bowling only four overs and he did not return for the remainder of the innings. Scans revealed hamstring tightness and with his participation in doubt, England was pondering options. Travis Head and Smith shared a 64-run stand to revive Australia, with Head smashing boundaries confidently. However, when Chris Woakes trapped Head LBW for 35, Australia lost five wickets for 23 runs and was in danger of being bowled out cheaply. However, Smith batted confidently with the tail and Siddle gave him great support. Siddle shamed many of his top-order colleagues until he was caught at short leg by Jos Buttler off the bowling of Moeen Ali.Also Read | Ashes 2019: Can Warner, Smith, Bancroft rewrite already scripted 2018 nightmare?But soon afterwards Smith clubbed off-spinner Ali for a four and a six to go to 98 before a cover-driven boundary off all-rounder Ben Stokes saw him to three figures. Smith, amid a chorus of boos and cheers, celebrated by exultantly waving his bat after going to a hundred in 184 balls, with nine fours and a six. He was not finished, swinging Broad for six before the seamer bowled him.Also Read | Aussies might get a bit of stick on sandpapergate by the crowd: Joe DenlyEngland were 10/0 as bad light brought an end to proceedings but the day belonged to Smith, who played a dream knock for the ages.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more