Ooooh..got a SIMS question for Phil if he's around !!
Hopefully Phil is around and taking a peek :)
Been onto the capita support forums/KB , cant seem to find too much on there regarding this.
Essentially, our problem is this, our staff contract details on SIMS are in a right mess, have been for yonks. The bursar has decided that its about time all the staff details were put in order, as at the moment we cannot even change someones address or car registration etc as it prevents the staff members details being saved due to a mess of errors to do with contract start dates and hours/week and weeks/year and pro rata and all manner of goodies.
Annnnnyway...the crux of it is that our teaching staff should be on a prorata of 1.000 based on 52.143 weeks a year. Trouble is of course that by having the weeks/year as 52.143 it doesnt tally with the Total Weeks figure which doesnt allow decimal points and so is 52. A workaround is to put the weeks/year at 52 as well, but then that drops the prorata figure below 1.000
er...is this making any sense? :)
Question is, what should we do, leave the prorata at under 1, which isnt right, change the weeks/year on everyone to 52 rather than 52.143 , change the service term to 52 instead of 52.143 ....or smash the server?
Any ideas Phil? (or indeed anyone else)