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staff notes monthly

October 2003

Delphi Questions

First aid rooms, pay stubs

Delphi Question #504 (received 7 July): Are there, or will there be, first aid rooms at all UCAR sites? I am thinking that Mesa, Foothills, Jeffco, and now Center Green are “sites.”

First Response (19 August): The issue of appropriate medical facilities is currently being evaluated. A final decision will be made around mid-September. We will provide a more in-depth response at that time.

—Steve Sadler, director
Safety and Site Services

Final Response (26 August): Thank you for your question. Plans are under way to include a first aid room at the Center Green site. The location will be designated and built during the CG1 expansion and remodel project. Upon completion, the CG first aid room will join the ranks of rooms in existence at the Mesa Lab, Foothills Labs, and Jeffco.

—Milenda Powers, manager
Health Environment and Safety Services

Delphi Question #505 (received 12 August): The new online pay stub system is not printer friendly. For many of us using Wintel machines, the pay stubs will not print on a single page in either portrait or landscape mode. (Yes, even today we sometimes need hardcopy pay stubs, for example when providing income verification information to mortgage companies, etc.)

The IT Help Desk, when contacted, told me in some detail about the many systems they had tested the new application on, but was otherwise unable to offer a solution. Would it be possible to make pay stubs available in a format that will actually print on a single page, perhaps as PDF files, for those who occasionally need a readable hardcopy?

Response (3 September): Thank you for your question. We realize that this is an important issue for many users of the time card system.

For most users, the instructions for printing the pay sub that are posted on the time card help page (https://www.fin.ucar.edu/timecard/timecard/tcmain.jsp) work without any problems. For others, the stub does not print or display correctly because of issues related to varied browser support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Most newer browser versions support CSS, but older browsers may not support all of the features or may include bugs in their support for CSS.

We have had numerous requests for a more “printer-friendly” pay stub presentation. To address the many different browsers/versions that are currently supported in our organization, we agree that we should implement an Adobe PDF version of the pay stub. We plan to have the PDF version available inthe Time Card application by the endof November.

—Shawn Winkelman, director
Information Technology

Questions and suggestions from the staff to management may be submitted in confidence to the Delphi Coordinators. They should be submitted in written form, preferably via interoffice mail in a sealed envelope marked confidential. They must be signed. Detailed procedures for submitting questions are given in the UCAR Policies and Procedures Manual, section 4-1-2, and on the Delphi Web site, www.ucar.edu/delphi. Staff Notes Monthly publishes questions and answers of general interest to staff, and the Delphi Web site has a log of all questions submitted since 1995.

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