HRIS Electronic Information Management Programme

Higher Education ServicesCharles Sturt UniversityTalent 2

Workplace (HRISEIM) Productivity Funding 2006-2009

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Work Relations

About the Project

Since 2003, the HES HRIS Group of universities that utilise the Talent2 Alesco HR package has collaborated on a number of accelerated R&D projects for the benefit of participating universities.

In 2006, a grant proposal was submitted to the Department of Education Employment and Work Relations for collaborative funding so the participating universities could further accelerate a number of workplace productivity reforms and efficiency projects that the Group had planned over the period 2006-2008.

The proposal was made by Charles Sturt University on behalf of the Programme Management Partner, HES and, the HRIS Group.

The Proposal was successful allowing the Programme to start in October 2006


Eleven projects were identified:

  • OH&S improvements in recording, reporting and legislative compliance
  • Timesheet capabilities to record flexible working practices
  • Roster capabilities to record flexible working practices
  • Document Management API's for links to other systems eg TRIM
  • Systems improvement for data integrity and reporting
  • Improvements to eRecruitment
  • Improved to Employee Self Service, Workflow and approval processes
  • Salary packaging
  • Superannuation
  • Improved General Ledger processing, financial modelling and payroll process improvements
  • Improved Academic profiling, hire and promotions

Current level of Group participation is that 137 people are involved across the 11 major projects.

Universities Involved

  • Flinders University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Tasmania
  • Deakin University
  • Murdoch University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of New England
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Curtin University Victoria
  • University of Wellington
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Newcastle
  • James Cook University
  • University of Western Australia
  • Central Queensland University
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Otago

Project Completion

The 2.5 years of DEEWR funded projects was completed on 31 May 2009. In the end the 11 major projects became 23 individual sub-projects.

All projects have been released and are available to all Talent2 Alesco users, with many of the sub-projects now been implemented within the HES HRIS Group.

Savings across the 25 universities using Alesco has been identified at over AU$12m per annum.


If further information is required on HRISEIM, please contact Kent Levander at HES on 02-9286.0778 or email