3 May 2017
When it comes to the differences in the count, Personnel actually mainly considers staff Employment Date, which is different to the Contract Dates.  For a teacher to show in the Personnel browse…
25 Oct 2016
Firstly the user will need to be given permissions within System Manager to the Staff Performance (SP) groups. Secondly go to Tools>Staff>Staff Performance>Line Management structure Check the date and click Go Highlight…
28 Jul 2016
This appears when the service term mapping cannot be found for the ledger code associated with the current reconciliation item in Personnel Links. Check the service term/ledger code mapping under: Focus >…
21 Mar 2016
You may be aware that the Government is introducing a National Living Wage (NLW) from 1st April 2016. This will impact upon Devon County Council employees on Grade A (point 6) and…
25 Jan 2016
This can happen if staff have been entered in Personnel and separately into Manage Classroom Staff resulting in two staff codes. Also (rarely) if they are in the student focus and that…
4 Feb 2015
The Government announced their intention to abolish National Insurance contributions for under-21s for the 2015-16 tax year, providing a significant financial incentive for businesses of all sizes to employ young people.  Under-21 employees earning more…
23 Oct 2014
If a staff member has a higher pay scale within Salary Projection within FMS than they have on their contract within SIMS and this is incorrect please follow these steps: - Find…
23 Jul 2014
Schools have raised an issue where allowances, once used within Personnel, cannot be deleted and therefore many schools have a long list of redundant allowances to scroll down through before they get…
12 Mar 2014
Go to Tools>Staff>Pay Related>New Enter a code, description, Hours Worked and Weeks Worked as required. If the pay pattern will be the same for all staff on this service term it may be…
5 Feb 2014
Capita have now issued a PDF file with the latest National Insurance Rates for 2017/18.  You will need to manually enter them within SIMS before the end of April 2017, so that salaries…
23 Oct 2013
At various times pay awards are negotiated for different types of staff and the resulting agreed amounts published.  These figures will then need to be entered into Sims .net for both the…
17 Sep 2012
This report uses all of the non-confidential School Workforce Census fields within SIMS and should be sent out to all staff in September of each year, in order to get all your…
17 Mar 2011
1. In Sims .net go to Tools>Staff>Pay Related 2. Choose the relevant service term then go to section 4 Posts 3. Click on the blue 'new' option on the right and add…
2 Feb 2011
The Claims module needs enough information from Sims.net to identify the person to Payroll. 1.  In Sims.net please check you have the following information fields populated: Title and initials National Insurance number…
5 Jan 2011
This is due to a missing date in the 'Employment Start' field. 1. Go to Focus>Person>Staff and browse for the problem record. 2. Choose Employment Details tab - this requires a date in…
10 Aug 2010
If the allowance is a preset one then go to the person's contract, scroll down to the allowance field, click on new and add the appropriate allowance. If the allowance is not…