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HR Overview

This self-paced course explains the relationship between the person, position, and job in ConnectCarolina. It also covers the ePAR forms used to submit HR actions.

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HR Payroll Calendar

The HR Payroll Calendar on the Finance and Operations website shows the important dates and deadlines related to payroll.

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ePAR Overview

This guide introduces the electronic Personnel Action Request (ePAR), which is the form used to enter all HR actions in ConnectCarolina.

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Tips for Searching ePARs

This guide provides tips for searching ePARs.

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Printing an ePar form

This guide explains how to print an ePAR form.

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Student Originators Guide

This guide accompanies the Student Originators online training courses.

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Student Originators 1: Introduction to Student Actions and ePAR forms

This self-paced course covers the basics about student positions in ConnectCarolina and describes the HR actions that student originators can enter into the system.

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Student Originators 2: Creating Student Positions

This self-paced course describes how ConnectCarolina stores information about jobs in the SPA and EPA job families. It also covers how to create student positions using the Add/Update Position ePAR form.

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Student Originators 3: Hiring an SPA Student

This self-paced course covers the SPA job family in greater detail and explains the process of using the Hire an Employee ePAR form to hire an SPA student.

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Student Originators 4: Hiring an EPA Student

This self-paced course covers the EPA job family in greater detail and explains the process of using the Hire an Employee ePAR form to hire an EPA student.

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Student Originators 5: Hiring a Student Into a Secondary Job

This self-paced course explains how to hire an existing student employee into a new secondary job, designate the new job as a secondary job, and add funding for the secondary job.

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Student Originators 6: Transferring an SPA Student

This self-paced course describes the process to transfer an SPA student and use the Hire an Employee ePAR form to enter an SPA student transfer in ConnectCarolina.

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Student Originators 7: Updating Job Records

This self-paced course explains how to use the Edit Existing Job ePAR form to update an employee’s job code, title, compensation, and TIM supervisor.

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Student Originators 8: Change of Student Employment Status

This self-paced course explains when to use the Change Employment Status ePAR form and how to submit a student employee termination.

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Student Originators Best Practices 2017

This recorded webinar describes best practices for Student Originators in ConnectCarolina and includes information on position overOpen the, pre-hire steps, using the Hire ePAR, job changes and short work breaks, as well as information on fund swaps and expected end dates and terminations. These slides are from the August 2017 Student Originators Best Practices meeting.

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13 Tips for Working with Students

This reference card contains 13 tips for managing student hires, including working with expected job end dates, the importance of entering actions on time, using positions correctly, and taking care to choose the correct person when entering the hire. This reference card also contains a table of job codes for managing student hires.

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Placing EHRA Students on Short Work Break

This guide describes how to place EHRA students on a short work break.

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Helpful Links for Student Originators

This reference card contains helpful links for student originators. It includes links to the monthly payroll calendars, the stipend calculator, the protection of minors policy and information on creating PIDs for minors.

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SHRA Student Summer Employment

This reference card defines the temporary employment statuses for SHRA Student Summer Employment as well as providing requirements for hire.

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GradStar Student Guide

This guide explains how to use GradStar to create student awards, change funding percentages, delete awards, and generate GradStar reports.

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Online Training: Using GradStar to Make Award Adjustments and Splits

This self-paced course explains the difference between deleting and inactivating a GradStar award. It also covers the steps you’ll need to take to change a student’s estimated billing units and funding percentage and how to split a student’s award between two departments.

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Online Training: Using GradStar to Open the and Enter Student Awards

This self-paced course covers the steps you’ll need to take to gain access to GradStar and the different types of financial aid awards. You’ll learn how to Open the a student’s record in GradStar, mark a student as eligible to receive an award, and enter multiple types of awards in the system.

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