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Latest Kuali People Management release includes higher education HR

Kuali People Management for the Enterprise (KPME) announces the release of version 1.5, designed to meet the human resources needs of higher education. This version includes a new Leave Management module, which lets organizations and their employees accrue, request, report and track benefit time (such as paid time off and sick days) for faculty and staff.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Kuali People Management for the Enterprise (KPME) announces the release of version 1.5, designed to meet the human resources needs of higher education.

This version includes a new Leave Management module, which lets organizations and their employees accrue, request, report and track benefit time (such as paid time off and sick days) for faculty and staff. Leave Management joins the Time and Attendance modules as part of KPME's open source, comprehensive HR/Payroll System. Position Management, HR Transactions, Benefits Administration and Payroll modules are also in development.

The Leave Management system will support:

  • Configurable rules that assign employees to particular plans with variable accrual rates and restrictions, holiday calendars and leave codes, so institutions can identify types of leave for balance tracking and reporting.
  • The ability to submit leave requests and usage for routing and approval by supervisors.
  • Integration with the Time and Attendance systems, so employees with timesheets can see requested and approved leave on their calendars alongside organizational holidays. (Employees will also be able to report leave usage through their timesheets.)

"The KPME vision is to build a comprehensive HR system with a modular design, and Leave Management is a vital part of this system," said Carla R. Espinoza, KPME Functional Council chair. "Now that we have launched this new module, we would like to gather feedback on its performance from our community of institutions. Our goal is to meet individual organizational needs while satisfying or improving their management model."

To learn more about this release and module - and how to implement KPME at your institution, see http://www.kuali.org/kpme.

KPME is part of the Kuali Foundation, a non-profit that supports the development of open source administrative software for the higher education community. IU is a founding partner of the foundation, and IU Vice President for Information Technology & CIO Brad Wheeler currently serves as its chair.