The CAHP System can be accessed here.
At the request of the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj, the University has embarked on a significant process improvement project to improve, rationalise, and where possible automate, the hiring and payment of casual academic staff across the institution.

To accomplish this, the CAHP project has delivered ‘payment by schedule’ functionality to reduce the amount of administrative work associated with the creation, submission and processing of timesheets for every Casual Academic.

Payment by schedule means the following:

  • Schools specify in advance the number of hours and the correct standardised payment rate for casual staff members for the entire Semester.
  • Thereafter, the Aurion system will automatically pay casual staff members according to the schedule.
  • Fluctuations in fortnightly pay will reflect the variation in work done in each pay period.
  • Adjustments can be made to the payment schedule at any point in the cycle (if, for example, the course convenor requires additional tutorial or lab hours).
  • Timesheets are no longer required when the casual staff member does not deviate from the schedule, reducing administrative work for both the casual staff member and their supervisor.

So far, the project has delivered the intended ‘payment by schedule’ functionality from Semester 1, 2018, and has continued to deliver additional functionality such as:

  • Displaying assigned teaching activities to Casual Academics in the Teaching Activity Schedule.
  • Facilitating the administration and collection of personal details from New Hires.
  • Fully automating data transfer between the CAHP system and Aurion for pay schedules and placement information.

Future releases of the CAHP system will include:

  • The ability to enter deviations from the assigned schedule into CAHP instead of Aurion.
  • Budgeting functionality.
  • Expression of interest, recruitment and selection/allocation functionality.

For more information on the CAHP project, email CAHP_support@uq.edu.au.