Most personnel actions can be initiated using the electronic Personnel Action Request (ePAR) process. ePARs are electronic forms that facilitate the request and approval of common personnel actions such as hiring, transfers, funding updates, and terminations. ePAR Actions can be initiated through the Galaxy portal, under Gemini HR > Payroll and Compensation.

The ePAR tool continues to evolve. Enhancements are made based on user feedback or to correct issues. These changes will be documented here. If you’d like to suggest an enhancement, please email [email protected]

November 2019

  • A slight adjustment to the field layout on Job Attribute Change, New Appointment, and Change Funding Sources forms ensures that standard hours and FTE are always in sync, and that the Full/Part time status is updated automatically.

    New field layout on Job Attribute page

October 2019

  1. Fields with data changes are now highlighted in yellow.

    ePAR Enhancement - yellow highlighted fields

  2. Additional fields are displayed in the funding grid for chartfield details.

    ePAR Enhancement - additional fields in funding grid

  3. Compensation rates in Proposed Position and monthly and total amounts in Proposed Funding recalculate immediately when new data is entered, instead of upon Save.

  4. A Transfer ePAR erroneously opened the Monthly Amt and Earn Code fields when a new funding start dates was added; this has been corrected.

  5. Benefits expense estimates are now more accurate.