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Date Title Audience Purpose
June 5, 2018 WiTS - Reformatted Position Fields on Recruitment Form CSD, WRD, ICs Announces several changes to fields on the Pre-Recruitment and Vacancy Announcement tabs for consistency, clarity and usability.
Date Title Audience Purpose
May 31 2018 WiTS - Modifications to the Job Code/Position Number Workflow and Related Reports WRD Announces new fields, additional business logic and new report features related to tracking cybersecurity codes.
May 11, 2018 New Features in Your WiTS Resource Banner! All WiTS Users Announces the addition of a quick Feedback Box and direct HRSS ticket link to Resource banners on WiTS Workspaces.
May 11, 2018 WiTS - Modifications to the Retirement Activity Report WRD Announces cosmetic changes to the HR Requests page and added functionality.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Apr 3, 2018 A New Look for the HR Requests Page! All NIH Announces cosmetic changes to the HR Requests page and added functionality.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Mar 6, 2018 WiTS – Announcing the IC Workforce Retirement Activity Report! CSD, WRD, ICs Announces the release of the IC Workforce Retirement Activity Report, which provides information on upcoming and pending retirement actions to assist OHR and IC staff with workforce planning efforts.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Feb 14, 2018 WiTS - Retirement Estimate and Processing Form Enhanced! WRD Announces several enhancements to the Retirement Estimate/Processing form mods, such as the addition of an Employee Lookup feature, population of position information fields, and the addition of the employee personal email address.
Feb 8, 13, 2018 WiTS - Addition of HEC/HCC Approval Tracking for Appointments & Career Changes CSD, DSSEM Announces modifications to the Appointment and Career Change forms and related reports to allow the NIH to track and report appointments and career changes requiring approval from the Hiring Exemption Committee (HEC) or Hiring Control Committee (HCC).
Feb 5, 2018 WiTS - Recruitment Form Updates Deployed CSD Announces the release of several modifications to the Recruitment form – removal of the Selection Made? field, the relabel of the Date Final Applicant Statuses Set field, and the addition of a help button and guidance to the Cert Used? Field.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Jan 24, 2018 WiTS - Automating the Employee Relations Experience Email WRD (ER/LR) Announces the launch of the Employee Relations Experience Email, which contains a customer satisfaction survey invitation.
Jan 23, 2018 Breaking News: PII Now Allowed in WiTS Attachments! All WiTS Users Announces the approvals to allow documents with Personally Identifiable information (PII) to be attached to WiTS actions.
Jan 18, 2018 WiTS - New Special Pay Indicator (SPID) Business Rules Launched! CSD, CPD, WRD Announces the addition of six new business rules related to SPID on the Appointment and Career Change forms to assist in data integrity efforts.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Nov 13, 2017 WiTS- System Enhancement- USA Staffing added to the HRSA and HRSS forms All WiTS users Announces the addition of the USA Staffing (Upgraded version) to the HR Systems access and HR Systems Support forms
Nov 21, 2017 WiTS- System Enhancement- USAS Onboarding added to the HRSA and HRSS forms All WiTS users Announces the addition of the USA Staffing Onboarding (Upgraded version) to the HR Systems access and HR Systems Support forms
Date Title Audience Purpose
Oct 2, 2017 WiTS - Recruitment & Appointment Form Modifications Launched! CSD, DSSEM Announces a number of changes to the Recruitment and Appointment forms and workflows as a result of the decommission of the WiTS/USAS interconnection; changes to the Clearance Level Required for Positon field on the Recruitment and Appointment Forms
Oct 3, 2017 Additional Information Added to WiTS Status Report CSD, DSSEM, ICs Announces the addition of a display of the ‘Administrative Officer / IC Contact’ to the Status Report.
Oct 23, 2017 WiTS: System Restored...and Upgraded! All WiTS users Announces the upgrade to BizFlow version 12.5
Date Title Audience Purpose
Sep 20, 2017 WiTS - USA Staffing (Legacy) Interconnection Decommission CSD, DSSEM Announces the dissolution of the WiTS/USA Staffing interconnection and provides users with methods to obtain certain Recruitment data directly from that system.
Date Title Audience Purpose
June 13, 2017 Cosmetic Changes/Additions to WiTS Forms All WiTS users Announces a number of modifications to WiTS workflow forms including simplified and resized tab titles, a new display of the last person to update and/or save the action, and the addition of direct links to the associated User Guide for each workflow.
June 21, 2017 WiTS: New Event Type Added to Benefits Workflow WRD Announces the addition of ‘Address Change’ as a new benefits type
June 28, 2017 Changes/Additions to Your WiTS Report Page All WiTS users Announces a number of modifications to the WiTS Report page including rewritten report descriptions, the addition of an expandable/collapsible ‘Available Data’ display, and new ‘quick export’ buttons to PDF, Excel and Word.
June 30, 2017 WiTS: Title 38 Business Logic Enhancement Suite Launched! CSD, CPD, WRD Announces multiple new features added to Appointment, Career Change, and Job Code/Position Number (JCPN) forms to better track positions that May be entitled to various types of Title 38 pay.
Date Title Audience Purpose
May 22, 2017 Addition to Approving Official Menu on WiTS Senior Level Pay Form CSD CPD Announces that Assistant Secretary for Administration, HHS has been added to the 'Approving Official' menu on the Building 1 Review/Decision tab of the Senior Level Pay Form
May 19, 2017 Enhancments to WiTS NED Lookup All WiTS users Announces the new ability to search by last and first name, and that search results now include the employee's IC, Admin Code and Position Title
May 4, 2017 WiTS: Modifications to Appointment Form & Entrance on Duty (EOD) Report CSD WRD Announces changes to appointment form to hide data fields when appointee is not attending Orientation; addition of orientation type filter to EOD report
Date Title Audience Purpose
Apr 18, 2017 WiTS: Training Approval Removed from Administrative Requests Process ASB Announces the removal of the Training Approval activity from the Administrative Requests workflow and associated reports
Date Title Audience Purpose
Mar 17, 2017 ER's CIVIL Team Added to WiTS and Other ER Enhancements Launched! WRD Announces the addition of WRD’s Employee Relations Team D to the ER Consultation form, 2 new Consultative Services Subject menu options (CIVIL, PMAP), the removal of “Date Closed” field from the ER Consultation form (and replacement with a system timestamp), and the addition of ‘Number of Related Consultations’ field on ER Case form.
Mar 6, 2017 WITS: Phase III of Position Managment (JC/PN) Re-design Launched! CSD WRD Announces updates to job code and position number look up reports, the auto-population of job code and position number information on JC/PN form, a new reminder for modifying job codes, additional business logic and new duty station look up feature, and the launch of new job code and position number audit reports
Date Title Audience Purpose
Feb 10, 2017 WiTS: ER/LR Enhancments Launched WRD Announces the new ability to link closed ER cases to active ER consults
Feb 1, 2017 WiTS: Posiiton Management Phase II Enhancments Launched! CSD WRD Announces the new ability to initiate JCPN Requests directly from within Appointment, Career Change, and Cange in Work Schedule actions, along with increased business logic embedded in JCPN form
Date Title Audience Purpose
Jan 9, 2017 Welcome to WiTS, DSSEM DSSEM Announces the establishment of DSSEM as a WiTS org unit and integration into CSD workflows
Date Title Audience Purpose
Dec 16, 2016 What's New for You in WiTS? All OHR WiTS s Introduces new What's New? bizcoves on WiTS Work Area Pages
Dec 09, 2016 WiTS: Improved Recruitment Actions Report! CSD Announces the new and improved Recruitment Actions Report.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Nov 23, 2016 WiTS: Job Code & Position Number Activity Report Deployed! CSD
WRD
Announces the release of the Job Code & Position Number Activity Report
Nov 09, 2016 WiTS: Administrative Requests Workflow Updates for OHR Org Changes ASB
DSSEM CPD
Updates the Administrative Request Workflow to reflect the OHR org changes included the addition of DSSEM and removal of PPAG
Nov 7, 2016 WiTS: Position Management Enhancements Launched CSD
WRD
Announces the launch of the first two phases of enhancements to the Position Management function in WiTS.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Oct 12, 2016 WiTS - New Reminder Emails - VRA & Schedule A Conversions CSD Announces two new reminder emails for Schedule A and VRA appointments.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Sep 30, 2016 HR Systems Access (HRSA) Profile Cheat Sheets Now Available! WiTS Strategy Council Announces the release of the HRSA Profile “Cheat Sheets” to provide easy reference to follow when submitting WiTS access tickets.
Sep 23, 2016 Retention/PCA Dates Added to Proactive Workforce Action Deadline Report CSD Enhances the Proactive Workforce Action Deadline Report to include expiration dates for Retention Incentives and PCAs.
Sep 19, 2016 Updated WiTS Training All s Announces update to the remaining CY16 WiTS Training Schedule
Sep 14, 2016 WiTS: Supplemental Pay Expiration Date Field Added to FA Tab (Senior Level Pay form) CPD Announces the addition of the Supplemental Pay Expiration Date field on the Senior Level Pay form to facilitate the automation of reminder emails and reporting on deadlines for retention actions.
Sep 13, 2016 Updated WiTS Logo! All s Announces the release of the new WiTS Logo
Date Title Audience Purpose
Aug 24, 2016 WiTS: Proactive Workforce Action Deadline Report Launching Sep 1! CSD
ICs
Announces the launch of a subscription-only report that displays upcoming due dates and not-to-exceed dates (WGI, Probationary Period, etc.) for NIH employees.
Aug 15, 2016 WiTS: Additional Parameters Added to the Orientation Report CSD
WRD
WSDD
Provides more flexibility to report viewers by adding two new search parameters to the Orientation Report
Date Title Audience Purpose
Jul 22, 2016 WiTS - Introducing the NIHTC Class Offering Reports! WSDD Announces the release of the NIHTC Class Offering Reports.
Jul 20, 2016 No More WiTS Super s...Meet the WiSC! OHR Announces that the WiTS Super group has been renamed to WiTS Strategy Council (WiSC)
Jul 6, 2016 WiTS - Prepare for New Hire Email Modified CSD Modifies the lanauage in the Prep for New Hire Email to include a reminder to the AO to contact their HRS if the new hire’s name, admin code, and/or scheduled EOD does not match.
Date Title Audience Purpose
June 30, 2016 WiTS Just Got Classy - Introducing The NIHTC Class Offering Workflow! WSDD Announces the release of the NIHTC Class Offering Workflow
June 20, 2016 WiTS: Aug - Dec CY2016 Training Offerings Published! All s Announces the second half of the WiTS Training Schedule
June 16, 2016 WiTS - Enhancement to the Pathways Program Ending Reminder Email CSD Modifies the Pathways Program Ending Reminder Email to be sent both 45 and 60 days before the Expected Date of Conversion. The email now always provides more information regarding the conversion/non-conversion process.
June 6, 2016 WiTS - Historical Information Now Available on HR Systems Access and Support Forms OHR
IC s
Adds direct links to historical request information by and system to HR Systems Access and Support forms
Date Title Audience Purpose
May 26, 2016 WiTS - Modifications to the Benefits Report Parameters WRD Provides more flexibility for our report viewers to filter by Benefits Form Type and Benefits Event.
May 10, 2016 WiTS - Enhanced Filter Options Launched For Selected Reports IC s
CSD
WRD
CPD
Provides the ability to select multiple values for certain filters on the Report Parameter Page
Date Title Audience Purpose
Apr 28, 2016 WiTS - Enhancements to Senior Level Pay Online Form Released! IC s
CPD
Enhances the Senior Level Pay online form to reduce the need for manual entry, primarily for Title 38 cases.
Apr 28, 2016 WiTS - Additional Data Now Available on Status Report CSD
WRD
Adds Date Cert Sent to Selecting Official to the Status Report to ensure report viewers have a clear picture of key dates in the recruitment process.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Mar 29, 2016 WiTS - Automation of Admin (SAC) Code Information CSD Eliminates the need for Super s to manually request to add new or modify existing admin codes.
Mar 9, 2016 WiTS - Additional Data Now Available on Recruitment Actions Report CSD Adds the Cert Issued column to the Vacancy Announcement Information view of the Recruitment Actions Report
Date Title Audience Purpose
Feb 26, 2016 WiTS - Additional Filter Option Now Available on Status Report CSD
WRD
Adds the option of generating the Status Report by Date Action Completed by HR
Feb 25, 2016 WiTS - Name Change from CSSED to CPD CPD Changes instances of CSSED to CPD in WiTS as a result of the recent name change to this Division.
Feb 5, 2016 WiTS - Multiple Selections Now Available on Appointment Actions Report CSD
WRD
Allows for multiple selections of Appointment Type on the Appointment Actions Report
Date Title Audience Purpose
Jan 20, 2016 WiTS: Date Search Parameter Additions to Workload Report CSD
WRD
Adds the option of generating the Workload Report by Proposed Effective Date and Effective Date.
Jan 5, 2016 WiTS - Link to Payroll Calendar Added to WiTS Forms CSD
WRD
CSSED
Provides a link to the current Payroll Calendar near Proposed Effective Date and Effective Date fields. Business logic has been added based on Pay Period dates.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Dec 24, 2015 WiTS: Report Modifications Based on DPSAC Changes CSD Modifies the Appointment KPI Report, EOD Dashboard, Appointment Actions Report and Action Details Report based on the changes that were to the Appointment Form and DPSAC fields.
Dec 23, 2015 WiTS Enhancement - Administrative Requests OHR Adds additional email notifications for the Administrative Workflow and removes the ability to Return to Requestor.
Dec 15, 2015 WiTS – Enhancements to Status Report – New Generation Options CSD
WRD
IC s
Announces the addition of a sort option and ability to select specific action types on the Status Report parameter page.
Dec 14, 2015 WiTS - New Title 38 Activity Report Released! CSSED Announces the release of the new Title 38 Activity Report that provides summary and detailed information on Title 38 Senior Level pay cases.
Dec 3, 2015 WiTS: Appointment Form Modifications Based on DPSAC Changes CSD Modifies the Appointment Form to reflect changes to the background investigation process (OF-306 review).
Date Title Audience Purpose
Nov 6, 2015 WiTS - SYSTEM RESTORED: Upgrade Completed All WiTS s An upgrade of BizFlow, the software that powers WiTS.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Oct 19, 2015 WiTS - New Detail Actions Report Launched! CSD Provides information about Details, actions which temporarily assign employees to a different position for a specified period of time.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Sep 17, 2015 WiTS Title 42(f) Reports are now live! CSD
IC
Provide comprehensive data on requests to Appoint, Convert or Extend a Title 42(f) employee.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Aug 17, 2015 WiTS Enhancements to Senior Level Pay form IC s Enables s to use the Employee Lookup feature on the Candidate Information tab, adds help buttons to provide explanations throughout the workflow.
Aug 17, 2015 WiTS - Introducing the New Title 42 Request workflow...and more enhancements! CSD
CSSED
ESG
Announces the release of the Title 42 Request workflow to track Appoint, Convert, or Extend a Title 42 employee, when starting a new T42f recruitment, converting an employee to T42f, or recruiting for exhaustion.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Jul 13, 2015 WiTS Enhancement - Status Report gets a new look CSD
WRD
Enhances the Status Report by adding a new branch column, creating interactive sorting on selected columns, improving the stoplights and legends, improving the excel export and providing summary metrics.
Date Title Audience Purpose
June 9, 2015 WiTS Enhancement - IC Filter Added to Age of Actions Dashboard CSD Enable s to filter the Age of Actions Dashboard by both Branch and IC.
Date Title Audience Purpose
May 18, 2015 WiTS Enhancement: Benefits Separation Actions Defaulting No on Applicable Forms Field WRD Defaults the “Applicable?” field on Separation Benefits actions to No.
May 4, 2015 WiTS Enhancement - OHR Admin Status Report Now Available OHR Announces the release of the new Admin Requests Status Reports for OHR leadership and admin staff to view information on active and completed requests.
May 4, 2015 Released: WiTS - Upcoming Changes to PCA, Retention, On Call Pay, and Appointment Expiration Reminder Notifications - May 4th CSD
WRD
Modifications to the PCA, Retention Incentive, On Call Pay, and Appointment expiration notifications
Date Title Audience Purpose
Apr 20, 2015 WiTS – New OHR-Wide Administrative Request Process via WiTS OHR Announces the release of the new OHR-wide Administrative Workflow! This new workflow will be used to submit, track, route and complete administrative requests across OHR.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Mar 4, 2015 WiTS - NTE Date and Length of Appointment Data Added to Orientation, EOD Dashboard/Report WRD
CSD
WSDD
Assists staff in determining new hire health benefit presentation attendance and other related activities
Mar 02, 2015 HR System Support Audit Automation Tool HR SAID Automates the HR System Solutions (HRSS) Audit to compare System access with HRSA tickets in WiTS.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Jan 20, 2015 WiTS Enhancement - (Pathways) New Case Examining Register field on Recruitment form CSD Facilitates the tracking of Pathways vacancy announcements by adding a new field, “Case Examining Register”, to the Vacancy Announcement Information tab on the Recruitment Form.
Jan 14, 2015 WiTS Enhancement - New Proactive Final Authorizer Processing Report - Launching Next Monday (1/19) WRD Provides a subscription-based report was designed to help Final Authorizer staff stay apprised of active actions that are pending processing or that will soon be effective.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Dec 19, 2014 WiTS - Enhancement - New Pay Period Check Added to WiTS Forms CSD
WRD
CSSED
Assists staff in appropriately entering key dates on WiTS forms
Dec 5, 2014 WiTS Enhancements for BPLB: New Proactive Benefits Processing Report for New Hires, Modification to Benefit Action Creation from CSD Appointment Form WRD Provides a new proactive benefits processing report for new hires to assist BPLB staff stay apprised of active actions for new hires.
Dec 5, 2014 WiTS Enhancement: Recruitment form field removal, DEU Emails, Appointment form validations, Benefit action creation CSD
WRD
Modifies the recruitment workflow to remove the Advertise Job and Staffing System Used fields and creates an email for the “Send to DEU (Other)” routing option. Adds validations to the Appointment form to improve data quality. Modifies which Appointment actions automatically create Benefits actions.
Dec 1, 2014 WiTS Enhancement - Applicant Roster Report has a new look CSD Modifies the Applicant Roster Report
Dec 1, 2014 WiTS - Enhancement - New EOD Dashboard/Report and Appointment KPI Report Released CSD
WRD
Releases two new tools for monitoring and reporting on the key steps in the Appointment Process.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Nov 12, 2014 WiTS Enhancement - Super s now included on Communication for Data Correction Tickets CSD Adds WiTS Super s to all email communication for data correction tickets
Nov 12, 2014 WiTS Enhancement - Unsubmitted HRSS Tickets Now Deleted After 14 Days All WiTS Deletes HRSS tickets that have not been submitted within 14 days from the date of initiation
Nov 3, 2014 WiTS Enhancements: Retirement Form and Retirement Activity Report WRD Modifies the Retirement form to include an “OPM Disability Retirement Decision” field and remove the “Is the Request/Application Complete” fields. Adds Comments and Workflow Emails row on the Retirement Activity Report
Date Title Audience Purpose
Oct 27, 2014 WiTS Enhancement - New Reminder to Send Appointment Action to Final Authorizer CSD
WRD
Provides s with a new reminder email ‘Send Appointment Action to Final Authorizer’ to ensure these actions are routed by the deadline.
Oct 27, 2014 WiTS - Enhancements to Job Code/Position Number Request form and email CSD
WRD
Enables s to use the Cap HR look up feature to populate information on the JCPN form. Provides s with all of the request information on the JCPN request completion email.
Oct 14, 2014 WiTS Enhancement - New Action Status & Pre-Recruitment Reminder Email Modifications CSD Prevents pre-recruitment emails from being sent to staff for actions where certificates are being shared before recruitment, when a shared recruitment effort is taking place, when applications are under review or when the action is on hold
Oct 14, 2014 WiTS Enhancement: Labor Relations - New Date of Impasse Certification field for Negotiation Cases WRD Enables tracking of the date the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service certificates that the matter is at impasse.
Oct 2, 2014 WiTS Enhancement - New Title 42 Pay Model Ranges Incorporated Into All WiTS Forms OHR
 
IC s – Senior Level Pay Initiators
Adds the new Title 42 pay model ranges to applicable WiTS fields.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Sep 26, 2014 WiTS Enhancement - New SF-50 Reminder Email Launched CSD Reminds CSD staff to retrieve the SF-50 for the appointed individual and ensure that it is placed in the recruitment case file
Sep 22, 2014 New issue category for HR CARDS added to HRSS CSD Adds “508 accessibility request” to the HR CARDS issue category list on the HRSS form
Sep 22, 2014 WiTS - Multiple Enhancements to WiTS Recruitment, Appointment, and Separation Forms and Routing Menus CSD
WRD
Adds two new values to the military branch field on the separation form. Provides a link between recruitments and their corresponding classification actions. Renames ATM to ARP. Provides a new field to capture the Appointee’s email address to use for orientation communication. Renames SPA to Final Authorizer on WiTS routing menus.
Sep 15, 2014 WiTS Enhancement: Easier HR Management with Six New Recruitment Fields on the WiTS Status Report CSD Provides more information to s about recruitment information and eliminates the need for s to manually type this data in the comments section on the form.
Sep 8, 2014 WiTS Enhancement - Appointment Form (Work Permits, OF-306, DPSAC Routing) and Report Changes CSD Allows for the tracking of work permits for pathways appointees. Modifies the Appointment form related to the DPSAC OF-306 review. Provides an email reminder for AOs to create new hire’s NED profiles. Adds additional fields to the Appointment Actions Report.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Aug 29, 2014 WiTS - System Enhancement - FH Navigator Removed from HRSS and HRSA OHR Removes the FH Navigator System from the HRSS and HRSA forms
Aug 17, 2014 ACCES RESTORED --- WiTS: REMINDER of PLANNED OUTAGE - Thursday, 8/14 @ 6:00p - Monday, 8/18 @ 7:00a OHR Security and Permissions Redesign Project. Accommodates the growing need for more flexibility with regards to access.
Date Title Audience Purpose
Jul 30, 2014 WiTS Enhancements - Close an ER Case with no Appeal Decision & Increased LR Comments field to 5000 characters WRD Provides a new routing menu option for closing a case when there is no appeal decision. Increases the LR case comments to 5,000 characters to give LR specialists the ability to track the chronology of the case.
Jul 28, 2014 WiTS - System Enhancement - HRSS Request Received Dashboard Org Grouping HR SAID Provides a reorganization/grouping of HR Systems Support requests received.
Jul 25, 2014 WiTS - New HR Systems Support HHS Careers (USAS) Issue Category HR SAID Allows for the tracking of HRSS requests related to the HHS ACWA Office.
Jul 11, 2014 WiTS - Modifications: Entrance on Duty (EOD) Date Deadline and Confirm Permanent Federal Employee ID Emails CSD
WRD
Modifies the EOD Deadline email timing to reflect the policy change requiring EOD to occur 180 days or 6 months of the Cert Expiration date. Updates the Confirm Permanent Federal Employee ID email to be sent 30 days after the effective date.
Jul 10, 2014 WiTS Enhancement - New Time to Hire Proactive Subscription Report - Please Respond By Jul 23rd CSD Provides a proactive approach for CSD staff to stay apprised of active Appointment actions.