Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

PeopleSoft HCM Update on OFCCP

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:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/vevraa.htm
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/section503.htm

Monday Nov 11, 2013

PeopleSoft HCM - Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

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. Then 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. PeopleSoft has already delivered some functionality related to this change. PeopleSoft Benefits and Payroll for North America plan on delivering additional functionality which will make your processing and compliance with this law even easier. We have revised the PeopleSoft Position Paper include any new information we have obtained since the last posting on My Oracle Support, Document ID 1586141.1.  We encourage you to review the latest Statement to keep up to date. 

Monday Sep 30, 2013

PeopleSoft HCM RTI Legislative Update for Global Payroll United Kingdom

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

PeopleSoft HCM Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

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

Lettre aux Payeurs de Septembre 2013 / Global Payroll France September 2013 Newsletter

The latest Global Payroll France Newsletter is published on My Oracle Support, under the following Doc. ID: 1585059.1. In this letter, you will learn about the latest legislative updates, find information about the new maintenance process in 9.2 release (PeopleSoft Update Manager or PUM) and hear about upcoming user group event. Enjoy,
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

Legislative Updates for PeopleSoft Global Payroll Australia

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.

Thursday Jul 25, 2013

PeopleSoft HCM - HR and Global Payroll for Brazil

Oracle/PeopleSoft  has a team of specialists dedicated to the eSocial Project and is an effective participant in the group of pilot companies.
Oracle/PeopleSoft  acknowledges that eSocial, which is more than a digital bookkeeping of  payroll, intends to formalize in digital media all the Labor, Social Security and Fiscal information, referring to all employees, employers as well as contracting services on the Brazilian territory.

Please bookmark this Position Statement which is located on My OracleSupport, Document ID 1526487.1, as we will be continually updating the Position Statement with major milestones as well as other important information.  Updates will be posted to this blog as well.

 

Monday Jul 01, 2013

PeopleSoft HCM Legislative Update - Defense of Marriage Act

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional.  This court ruling overturned a provision of the law that had denied federal benefits granted to persons in opposite-sex marriages to persons in same-sex marriages who were legally married in states that recognize same-sex marriage.  This court ruling will allow same-sex couples who are legally married in states that recognize same-sex marriage to receive the same federal benefits granted to opposite-sex couples.  PeopleSoft anticipates system changes will be needed once guidance is published on this topic by the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, and other U.S. government agencies.  Please be assured that our legislative analysts are monitoring this situation daily.

Thursday Mar 21, 2013

Lettre aux Payeurs de Mars 2013/Global Payroll France March 2013 Newsletter

Global Payroll France March 2013 Newsletter
The Global Payroll France January 2013 Newsletter is published on My Oracle Support, under the following Doc ID 1538856.1:. With PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 coming out at the end of this week, you will find in this letter many useful links to get up to speed on the new release. You will learn as well about the latest DSN news (including an upcoming conference held by the SDDS association next week at a major HR event in Paris) and about the impact of the new CICE tax credit on French payroll. Enjoy,

Lettre aux Payeurs de Mars 2013
La Lettre aux payeurs française de ce mois est disponible sur My Oracle Support, sous le numéro de document 1538856.1 :. La grande nouveauté du mois est bien sûr la sortie de la version 9.2 de PeopleSoft HCM. Vous trouverez donc ans cette lettre tous les liens utiles pour découvrir cette nouvelle version. Cette Lettre vous apportera aussi les dernières informations concernant la DSN (avec une conférence de la SDDS la semaine prochaine au salon Ressources Humaines) et les impacts du CICE (Crédit d’Impôt pour la Compétitivité et l’Emploi) sur la paie. Bonne lecture,

Wednesday Mar 06, 2013

Legislative Updates for PeopleSoft HCM Global Payroll UK - RTI

Real Time Information for 13 - 14 Fiscal

HMRC have announced changes to some of the requirements for submissions from April 2013 and had published new versions of certain MIGs.  These updates has 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 GP UK customers will be required to comply with the legislation changes and complete migration to Real Time Information by October 2013 as stipulated by HMRC. PeopleSoft GP UK 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 ultimately replace the End Of Year and In-Year Filing processes that currently exist and all employers in UK will be legally bound to be compliant by date specified of October 2013. Each year HMRC would publish changes required to the RTI process and this year is no different. This whitepaper outlines all the changes that have been introduced by HMRC for the tax year 2013-14 & how it has been incorporated in our PeopleSoft Global Payroll for UK. 

For detailed information please download our white paper published on My Oracle Support, Document ID 1534036.1."

Tuesday May 29, 2012

Keeping Up To Date with the legislative changes for PeopleSoft Global Payroll Japan

 The latest legislative changes for Global Payroll Japan can be found on  My Oracle Support, Document ID 1371661.1. 

Tuesday Dec 27, 2011

Illness Monitoring for The Netherlands

In the Netherlands there are strict regulations in regards to tracking and monitoring follow-up actions in case of long-term illnesses. This is covered under the "Wet Poortwachter" act. PeopleSoft HCM does support the ability to track illness, as well as generate a long-term illness report, but in order to better support this legislation PeopleSoft HCM delivered additional capabilities to track follow-up actions supported by time-driven workflow notifications. The Illness Monitoring feature has been made available as part of HR 9.1 Bundle #3 (Update 814919) and additional capabilities have been delivered with HR 9.1 Bundle #8 (Update 852825). Click here to read Document ID 1389158.1 

Tuesday Nov 22, 2011

PeopleSoft HCM Legislative Alert for Malaysia

We have created a position paper covering the pending legislation for the Employees Provident Fund announced in SUPPLY BILL (2012).  Details can be found in My Oracle Support

Thursday Sep 08, 2011

HIPAA 834 EDI is changing - are you prepared?

As a result of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) there are significant modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which include creating new code and transaction sets for the HIPAA 834 EDI. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has adopted ASC X12 version 5010 and NCPDP version D.0 as the next HIPAA standard for HIPAA covered transactions. The final rule was published on January 16, 2009 with all covered entities to be compliant by January 1, 2012.

The Health Care Industry uses Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to transfer data. They have developed standards to be implemented consistently by all organizations to facilitate a smooth EDI environment. PeopleSoft Base Benefits adopted the standard Benefits Enrollment and Maintenance transaction ANSI ASC X12.834 version 4, release 1, sub-release 0 to provide standardized data requirements and contents to users of Version 004010 of ANSI ASC X12, Benefits Enrollment and Maintenance (834). The 834 is used to transfer enrollment information from the sponsor of the insurance coverage, benefits, or policy to a payer.  

The new standard was published for the Benefits Enrollment and Maintenance Transaction ANSI ASC X12.834 version 5, release 1, sub-release 0. A Position Statement was issued to describe the changes that will be made to the PeopleSoft Base Benefits module to allow customers to generate the required 834 transactions on the new standard. These changes will be delivered to our customers on supported releases to 8.81 (with extended support) under the following BUG ID numbers: The targeted release date is by the end of Q3 (end of August beginning of September).

 Release  Bug ID
 8.81 (with extended support) 11590897
 8.9 11594576
 9.0 11582957
 9.1 12553862

See the Position Statement (Doc ID 1340431.1) in My Oracle Support  for detailed information on what is changing.

Keeping Up to date for Legislative Changes for Peoplesoft Global Payroll China

There were three legislative changes related to China Public Housing Fund and Social Insurance announced in 2011 year:
- Beijing monthly minimum wage and the average annual salary of previous year
- Beijing Public Housing Fund high limit
- Shanghai Public Housing Fund low and high limit

For more information please refer to Document ID 1343119.1 on My Oracle Support

Please note the Document posted in My Oracle Support is in Chinese. 

 

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