TitleNews in 2006

06Gryphon Back in IR Information?Gryphon has been asked to provide a quotation for industrial information services for Healthscope - The service promises to be improvement on past efforts with the introduction of Liz and Di both of whom have strong health and IR exposure.
06WorkplaceLegal merging with VHIAWith the departure of John Douglas, Workplace Legal has been enveloped into VHIA which allows VHIA to operate legitimately in the private health market. Stuart and Maurice will ultimately move offices down to St Kilda Road.
06John Douglas AppointmentJohn has left Workplace Legal and has joined Healthscope as HR Manager alongside Ross Baxter and Nicole Pianta.
06DOI Workforce PlanningGryphon is assisting DOI with the data capture and reporting for their Workforce Planning. The DOI uses Remus Empower as a HRIS and SPSS for analysis.
06Austin Health considers HeartbaseAustin Health is considering the merits of the heartbase product for patient management in the coronary care area.
06RWH readies for new payrollRWH is undertaking a number of data cleansing and auditing exercises in preparation for the expected Frontier implementation late in 2006. Gryphon are assisting with LSL audits and implementation advice.
06Maurice Addison joins Workplace LegalMaurice has had many years experience in industrial relations, predominantly in general manufacturing and construction. He has also spent considerable time involved in various industry sectors such as Power Generation, Health, Vehicle manufacture/auto components, etc. He has conducted negotiations, advised and implemented strategies to achieve workplace outcomes, provided representation on industrial matters under awards and agreements including litigating were necessary.

Maurice holds a Law Degree which he completed in 2003. He has extensive experience in the AIRC, the Federal Court of Australia and VCAT and has worked for the AMWU previously.
06Royal Women's New PayrollRWH has embarked on the process of replacing their SAP payroll with CHRIS commencing with presentations and some very early pre-implementation studies. Actual implementation is likely to be the first half of 2007.
06Di Gregory joins GryphonDi Gregory has joined Liz, Netta and Col at Gryphon and will be involved in payroll/HRIS implementations, data quality audits and industrial support activities. She will initially be involved at Mecwa.
06Mecwa Frontier PayrollNow live - the more interesting aspects being the 4 different means of capturing time and attendance - proprietry rostering, CHRIS rosters, autopays and timesheets. Time and attendance systems being examined for the 2 large residential facilities.
06RWH to Implement Komodo CMSRWH are to implement the Komodo Content Management System for web and intranet content.
06DIIRD extends the use of CHRIS21DIIRD are extending the use of CHRIS to pick up the 60 or so Local Engaged Staff (LES) located in various overseas jurisdictions each having different local leave and other conditions of service. The local DIIRD intranet is to support leave applications which will be accrued in the CHRIS system.
06Gryphon still active in Industrial informationThe ability to compare award/agreement rates remains a requirement of industrial negotiators. Gryphon has created an analysis system that compares health rates. Materials that were available on www.employer-hr.info are available now thru the Gryphon web site under the membership login.
06SIR Conference in Stratford on Avon, UKThe 2006 SIR conference is in the UK this year following a very successful New York conference in 2005.
06CSL PayGlobal soon to go liveSince the recruitment of Jill Stosic the delayed PayGlobal installation at CSL has sped up considerably. Jill was the recommendation of Gryphon while we assisted in the system testing. Live payroll are expected in May 2006.
06Di Gregory Joins GryphonDi Gregory, ex payroll manager at RWH, has joined Gryphon to help out at Mecwa following some sick leave for Liz.
06Mecwa prepares for parallel runsMecwa is near to go live stage with most data loaded and checked. Parallel runs will both determine the payroll accuracy and whether the existing procedures will hold up. Mecwa has numerous time and attendance capture mechanisms and award interpretation systems. They are looking at Teleclock as an alternative to the data loggers used in the district nursing area.
06Rostering of Hospital Medical OfficersGryphon is currently working on a sophisticated system for the rostering of Junior Medical Officers, sessional, relieving doctors and senior specialists.
06Department of Primary Industries, FisheriesDPI at Queenscliff are in the process of upgrading their Solaris server and SIR2000. Gryphon is assisting in the SIR translation, a relatively satraightforward task normally. Complications arise because of the size of the databases, much of the SIR code written in SIR3.2 and inconsistent coding the best example being the 'for' statement. SIR2002 doesn't accept concatenated commands on the for statement unless the interval is specified. The databases are extrememly important as they hold all the commercial fishing data in Victorian waters.
06Royal Womens HospitalPayroll improvement - currently outsourced to William Buck and Mantrack. Over 64 improvement projects underway or completed.

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