CHRIS 21 Project migrations complete

CHRIS 21 Project migrations successfully completed

After three years of hard work, the final legacy CHRIS database was migrated to the new CHRIS 21 environment in May, marking the conclusion of the CHRIS 21 migration program.

All 30 existing CHRIS databases have now been successfully migrated to two standardised CHRIS 21 databases. The migration program involved 33 agencies and approximately 72,000 employees.

The CHRIS 21 Project has helped to create a simplified and standardised payroll environment across the SA Government, providing a strong foundation for future transformation of agency human resources functions.

Since the first migration in December 2015, implementation of CHRIS 21 has seen new and improved online functionality progressively deployed to public sector employees, including online leave applications, pay slips and payment summaries, and maintenance of personal information through HR 21 Self-Service.

During the next six months, the project team will now focus on the delivery of a number of improvement initiatives, including:

  • rollout of standard policies and processes across SA Health to maximise the benefits obtained from the migration program
  • deploying a technical solution to enable employees without a government email address to access HR21 Self-Service
  • implementation of online Bonafide and Leave Return functionality
  • implementation of functionality to simplify the transfer of employees between public sector agencies, which also incorporates the establishment of a whole of life employee number
  • migration of SA Police and TAFE SA onto CHRIS 21.

The completion of the migration program has required a huge effort from all South Australian government agencies and Shared Services SA thanks everyone involved for working collaboratively to create a standardised payroll environment across the SA Government.

Additional information on the CHRIS 21 Project is available from the Shared Services SA website including Training Materials and HR Smart Forms.