Friday Jun 26, 2015
Monday Jun 15, 2015
By Kristen Emery-Oracle on Jun 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule that reduces reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors who hire and employ veterans under provisions of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. The final rule revises the VETS-100A Report and renames it to VETS-4212 Report. The new VETS-4212 Report requires contractors to report specific information on protected veterans in their workforce in the aggregate, rather than for each category of veterans protected under the statute, reducing the required reporting elements by almost half.
For complete information on what functionality was delivered as well as PeopleSoft's Position Statement on VETS-4212, see My Oracle Support Document ID 1983041.1.
Friday May 01, 2015
By Kristen Emery-Oracle on May 01, 2015
Friday Apr 17, 2015
By Kristen Emery-Oracle on Apr 17, 2015
Friday Mar 06, 2015
By Kristen Emery-Oracle on Mar 06, 2015
Thursday Feb 26, 2015
By Kristen Emery-Oracle on Feb 26, 2015
For complete information on planned functionality as well as PeopleSoft's Position Statement on VETS-4212, see Document ID 1983041.1.
Friday Feb 13, 2015
By Kristen Emery-Oracle on Feb 13, 2015
The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA) (P.L. 111-148) and the "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (H.R. 4872) were signed into law March of 2010. A major part of this law is the Employer Shared Responsibility provision that went into effect January 1, 2015. Are you prepared? Are you aware of the functionality PeopleSoft has already delivered? Are you up to date on what PeopleSoft plans to deliver in the future?
We are continuously delivering enhancements around the Affordable Care Act. In fact we have just recently delivered some additional enhancements to our Base Benefits module. Links to recent patches, along with information on previously posted enhancements for HRMS, Base Benefits, and Benefits Administration can be found on Document 1919696.1.
Friday Jan 02, 2015
By Kristen Emery-Oracle on Jan 02, 2015
Thursday Sep 25, 2014
By Kristen Emery-Oracle on Sep 25, 2014
Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
By Carolyn Cozart on Nov 12, 2013
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announces Final Rule: Section 503 Rehabilitation Act and Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)
On August 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a Final Rule that makes changes to the regulations implementing:
• Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) at 41 CFR Part 60-741. Section 503 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities (IWDs), and requires these employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals.
• The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended (VEVRAA) at 41 CFR Part 60-300. VEVRAA prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against protected veterans, and requires these employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these veterans.
The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2013, and becomes effective on March 24, 2014. The goal of these rules is to further clarify the requirements to effectively recruit, hire, promote and retain individuals with disabilities and Veterans.
We are currently in the process of analysis of this new legislation and its impacts to the business processes supported by PeopleSoft HCM. We are tracking the requirements and issues in the following BUG IDs:
• BUG 17456466 - WILL ORACLE BE ADDRESSING THE CHANGES RULED IN THE DOL VEVRAA SECTION 503 CH2. – This addresses the reporting for Disabled Employees
• BUG 17456416 - WILL ORACLE BE ADDRESSING THE CHANGES RULED IN THE DOL VEVRAA SECTION 503, 60-74 – This addresses the reporting for Disabled Applicants
• Bug 17510724 - OFCCP - VEVRAA & SECTION 503 - CHANGES REQUIRED FOR MARCH 24, 2014 - Veterans Information – This addresses the reporting for Veterans
While we understand the requirement to implement these changes by March 2014, as with any new legislation we need to understand fully what the requirements are and the impacts across all products in HCM to deliver a complete solution for our customers. A Position Statement outlining our strategy on this new legislation will be forthcoming and look to the BUG IDs for updates to the planned solution.
Highlights of the Final Rule can be found on the Department of Labor site:
Monday Nov 11, 2013
By Carolyn Cozart on Nov 11, 2013
Monday Sep 30, 2013
By Carolyn Cozart on Sep 30, 2013
The HMRC announced changes to some of the requirements for submissions from April 2013 and published new versions of certain MIGs. These updates have been integrated into the PeopleSoft application as part of RTI 13-14 MIG Specifications for various file generation like EAS, FPS, EPS and NVREQ. All PeopleSoft Global Payroll United Kingdom customers will be required to comply with the legislative changes and complete migration to Real Time Information by October 2013 as stipulated by the HMRC. PeopleSoft Global Payroll United Kingdom provides these legislative changes to allow customers to start the migration process and for those customers chosen, take part in the pilot phase of the HMRC project.
Real Time Information will replace the EOY (End of Year) and In-Year Filing processes that currently exist and all employers in the United Kingdom will be legally bound / compliant by the date specified, October 2013.
PeopleSoft Global Payroll for United Kingdom products have been adding functionality along the way to support the requirements for Real Time Information known as RTI. A whitepaper outlining the changes that have been introduced by HMRC for the tax year 2013-14 (including the earlier Year Updates for 2012–13) is now available on My Oracle Support, Document ID 1586706.1. This document provides valuable information for UK based employers (including UK subsidiaries of overseas organizations) who plan to implement RTI in PeopleSoft Global Payroll United Kingdom to comply with HMRC regulations. We advise customers to review & keep up to date.
Friday Sep 20, 2013
By Carolyn Cozart on Sep 20, 2013
The Federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) was enacted September 21, 1996. US law did not recognize same-sex marriage granted under the laws of other states. This act defined "marriage" as a heterosexual union and had defined "spouse" as “a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife." While the act was in place the Internal Revenue Code adopted the definition of "spouse" from DOMA and excluded same-sex spouses from some of the taxation benefits a heterosexual spouse. On June 26, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of DOMA, which denied federal recognition of same-sex marriages, unconstitutional. However, this left in place Section 2, which allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
On August 29, 2013 IRS issued ruling IR-2013-72 which stated same-sex couples, legally married in a jurisdiction that recognizes their marriage will be treated as married for federal purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage. The PeopleSoft team is working hard to define the areas of impact to the Benefits, PeopleSoft Payroll for North America, and Payroll Interface Products. We will be delivering some changes as early as Tax Update 13-E as we continue to analyze the complete scope and impact to the PeopleSoft product lines. Please see the PeopleSoft Position Paper on My Oracle Support , Document ID 1586141.1.
Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
By Carolyn Cozart on Sep 17, 2013
La Lettre aux payeurs française de ce mois est disponible sur My Oracle Support, sous le numéro de document : 1585059.1. Vous trouverez dans cette Lettre toutes les informations concernant les derniers changements légaux, le nouveau processus de maintenance (appelé (PeopleSoft Update Manager ou PUM) en vigueur pour la version 9.2 et un prochain événement organisé par la Commission RH du Club Utilisateur PeopleSoft. Bonne lecture,
Monday Aug 05, 2013
By Carolyn Cozart on Aug 05, 2013
The Australian Government, aiming at efficiencies in reporting data across organizations within Australia, has carried out a comprehensive review that examined the current structure and operations of the superannuation industry as their pilot project. An attempt to streamline the way data is reported by multiple parties within the industry has lead to the rise of Data and Payment Standards (The Standard) that received royal assent on 28th June 2012. The industry will regulate The Standard to bring in efficient data exchange between Super Funds, RSA providers, Employers, Financial Institutions and the ATO. To ensure compliance with this legislative initiative we have updated our position statement that is made available on My Oracle Support, Document ID 1532030.1. We advise customers to review the position statement to keep up-to-date.
This blog is dedicated to topics focused on legislative updates to PeopleSoft Applications including Human Capital Management and Financials.
For other useful information about PeopleSoft Applications see the PeopleSoft Applications Strategy Blog.
For information about PeopleTools see the PeopleSoft Technology Blog.
- Legislative Update for PeopleSoft HCM Global Payroll France
- Legislative Update for PeopleSoft HCM - Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages
- Legislative Update for PeopleSoft HCM Global Payroll Australia
- Legislative Update – Federal Contractor Veteran’s Employment Reports VETS-4212
- Legislative Update for PeopleSoft HCM California – Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522)
- Legislative Update for PeopleSoft HCM Global Payroll Argentina
- Legislative Update for PeopleSoft HCM Global Payroll Australia
- Legislative update for PeopleSoft HCM - Affordable Care Act
- Legislative Update for PeopleSoft HCM Global Payroll India
- Legislative Update for PeopleSoft HCM Global Payroll China