July/August 2006

HR/Payroll Connection to Bring Convenience

HR/Payroll Connection, the portion of CHI Connect that provides access to employee information, will be implemented in the national offices of Catholic Health Initiatives in January 2007. Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn., which is piloting CHI Connect for the market-based organizations, will implement HR/Payroll Connection at the same time. CHI Connect is Catholic Health Initiatives’ system-wide process for the centralization and standardization of key business functions.

Through HR/Payroll Connection, employees will be able to view their employment information online, at work or at home, 24 hours a day. The available information will include pay statements, available paid time off balances, detailed information about benefits and more. Managers will be able to use HR/Payroll Connection to quickly initiate employee transactions such as promotions or transfers. An HR/Payroll Connection support center will be available by phone to answer employees’ questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

“Basically, HR/Payroll Connection will help our employees manage internal business more efficiently,” said Herb Vallier, senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “That will give us more time to better serve one another and our local communities.”

HR/Payroll Connection will be the final element of CHI Connect to be implemented in the national offices. The portions of CHI Connect that manage supply chain and financial processes were implemented in the national offices July 3.

“Project teams will monitor all of CHI Connect’s resources and functions at the national offices and at Memorial for six months, making any necessary adjustments,” said Michael Rowan, chief operating officer. “Then, CHI Connect will be introduced to all other market-based organizations in seven waves of implementation over 18 months. The access to timely, accurate information that CHI Connect provides will truly contribute to a strong future for Catholic Health Initiatives and our market-based organizations.”

More information on the implementation of HR/Payroll Connection will be available this fall.