50,000 employees now paid via CHRIS 21

The CHRIS 21 project has reached another milestone, with approximately 50,000 public sector employees now being paid from the new CHRIS 21 environment on a fortnightly basis.

The project has now seen 27 of the 30 legacy databases successfully migrated to CHRIS 21 since December 2015.

Other milestones achieved in the past couple of months include the successful migration of Flinders Medical Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital employees to the new environment. Additionally, during January 2017 the final non-Health transition was completed, covering the Emergency Services Sector agencies.

The CHRIS 21 project's momentum is continuing in 2017 with concerted focus on:

  • completing migration activities for the remaining three Health databases
  • continuing testing and change management activities in readiness for the planned migration of SA Police and TAFE SA from their separate payroll systems to CHRIS 21
  • deployment of new functionality including a simplified process for employee transfers between agencies and an online solution for the approval of bonafide and leave returns
  • expanding HR21 Self-Service access to employees who currently do not have a government email address.

In conjunction with the migration activities, continuous improvements are being made to the new Online HR Forms, with a focus group of members of various agencies providing excellent feedback to further enhance useability and streamline processes. A new version of the Online HR Forms will be launched soon.

Additional information on the CHRIS 21 Project is available from the Shared Services SA website including: Rollout Schedule, Training Materials, HR Smart Forms and Frequently Asked Questions.