HR - Adding Termination Rows on JOB
This procedure outlines terminations as designed by HRS. It documents the steps to terminate an employment instance in HRS, including employees with Multiple/Concurrent Jobs who terminate from one job while continuing to work in another, as well as employees who leave employment completely and separate from the UW System (UWS). The process is the same, whether an employee has one or multiple jobs. Each job will need to be terminated individually, as each position or job is considered a separate and distinct employment relationship with the UWS.
- Employees who are moving from one department to another or one institution to another without a break should be transferred instead of terminated. This will prevent the employee from experiencing interruptions in their benefits, security access, timecard, absence management, etc. Please refer to HR - Maintain Workforce - Transfers for information on how to enter a transfer in HRS.
- The Effective Date of the Termination row is NOT the same as the Last Date Paid or employed. The Termination Effective Date is the first date on which the employee is no longer paid or employed, or active in that job. The Termination Date and Last Date Worked fields in HRS Job Data > Work Location will be automatically populated with the day before the Termination Effective Date. Last Date Worked can be overridden for employees who are using leave time to extend their employment.
- For employees with multiple Empl Records:
- The termination of a "Primary Job" will result in a warning message, and an HR administrator will need to assign the "Primary Job" indicator to another employment instance. See HR - Updating HR Primary Indicator.
- If multiple jobs are terminating, it is important to terminate the secondary positions before terminating the benefits primary job. Otherwise the employee could be missing insurance deductions on their last payroll check
- The Action Reason Retirement is used when an employee indicates s/he is leaving the UW System due to retirement. When an employee retires it generally means that s/he will be applying for and receiving a retirement annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System.
- The Action and Action Reason Codes are used by the system when processing the termination in order to set the correct coverage paid thru dates and the correct deduction end dates. The coverage paid thru date is used on COBRA forms and this information is sent to the various benefit plan vendors. The coverage paid through date for health insurance is also important as it is the date that staff include on an employee's Accumulated Sick Leave Credit Certification form which is submitted to the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) for an employee that is retiring.
- The Expected Job End Date (EJED) field should not be used in lieu of adding a termination row with an appropriate Action/Action Reason.
- Navigate to Workforce Administration > Job Information > Job Data.
Search for the employee by Empl_ID or by Last Name and First Name.
- If necessary, click on the appropriate empl record from the Search result to open the employee's JOB data pages.
- Insert new Row using "+" sign.
- Enter the Effective Date of the Termination (the first day on which the employee will no longer be employed). NOTE: In the screenshot below, the Termination row Effective Date is 03/01/2011 and the Termination Date and Last Date Worked are both 02/28/2011 accordingly.
- Select an Action of Termination. By choosing the Action of Termination, you will receive a warning message. Review the message and take additional actions, as appropriate.
- Select an appropriate Reason for the "Termination" from the drop down menu.
- Click Save.
If multiple jobs are terminating, it is important to terminate the secondary positions before terminating the benefits primary job. Otherwise the employee could be missing insurance deductions on their last payroll check (i.e. TSA, WDC, FSA, HSA, ICI and SGL).
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