MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Xcel Energy recently celebrated the launch of their new ePAF™ solution, automating a wide range of personnel actions within their PeopleSoft HCM system. Replacing forty-one (41) different forms and manual processes with three (3) intelligent eForms, Xcel’s new system simplifies complex transactions and reduces the time and effort required for managers to initiate and execute job changes, status changes, and personal data changes for their entire workforce, including bargaining and non-bargaining employee groups as well as contract workers.
The new forms are designed to do more than just capture basic data inputs. With configurable logic, they enable Xcel to efficiently and effectively manage unique compensation rules for the different populations, as well as the collection of other data specific to the type of Job each person performs.
Working with Xcel Energy staff, Gideon Taylor designed an ePAF solution that automatically determines the type of compensation the employee is eligible for – hourly or salary, including non-base and associated premiums – based on the employee group. The forms also conditionally display compensation for the base job and any non-base jobs, including premiums. This complex pay process is simplified even further by edit rules that only display the non-base compensation if it applies to the particular employee. It’s a huge benefit for transfer actions, ensuring that non-base jobs are also reviewed and updated when an employee’s base job changes.
The forms are also designed to capture additional information beyond Job Data, streamlining the process for the hiring manager. Additional details can include required training, pandemic codes, and safety positions.
The next phase of functionality that Xcel Energy is poised to rollout is a new automated hire form to simplify and streamline the hire process for new employees and contractors.
About Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information, visit www.xcelenergy.com, or follow Xcel Energy on Twitter and Facebook.