How can we get New Teachers into the IAM Service within a day or two?
Any user, including new teachers, must have a UID in order to appear in the IAM Service. UIDs are obtained through the UID process. Please see the summary and detailed explanations below...
As soon as an employee is hired with a future start date, they are eligible to receive a UID and subsequently receive access to systems for professional development and other tasks.Some payroll systems (e.g. LINQ) have taken this into consideration and include new hires with a future start date in the UID export for the current fiscal year. However, if your payroll system does not include new employees with a future start date in the UID export file, we recommend that you reach out to your vendor and request that they address this issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can add these new employees to the Staff UID system manually using the “Add Staff” feature available to authorized users.
The “Add Staff” feature in the Staff UID System provides a staff member with a UID, makes them active at the correct location(s), and provisions the new staff member’s account to applicable downstream systems (NCEdCloud, PowerSchool, etc.), outside of the payroll file export process. Documentation for the steps to add a staff member to the Staff UID System using this feature can be found at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/cedars/uniqueid/staff/training/non-payroll-staff.pdf. Once their start date occurs, they will be included in the UID export file and uploaded to the Staff UID System. Because they are already in the system, the employee record in the UID export will be identified as an exact match.
UID information is requested from and maintained in an eight step process described here. The process was originally designed to be performed on a monthly basis to coincide with payroll cycles, as UID data is extracted from the payroll system and the results are stored back into the payroll system. Current technology, however, requires an almost real-time need for identity management information. Processing UID data on a daily basis will provide the most up-to-date employee data to the IAM Service & supported applications, as well as alleviate delays for LEAs and Charter Schools.
UID Staff Process
LEA/Charter Generates CEDARS Staff File From Payroll System
LEA/Charter Uploads CEDARS Staff File into UID Staff & Initiates Data Validation
LEA/Charter Downloads Fix Errors Report (if data errors are found by UID Staff System)
LEA/Charter Fixes All Errors in UID Staff and in Payroll Source System
LEA/Charter Initiates Assign ID Process in UID Staff
LEA/Charter Resolves All Pending Near Matches
LEA/Charter Downloads File of Assigned Staff IDs
LEA/Charter Imports File of Assigned Staff ID into Payroll System
Please see the following resources for more details on the UID System:
Charter Schools should also look here: For Charter Schools