How Ultimus helped Dellas-Area Children's Hospital for Family Medical Leave Act( FMLA) Process
This children’s hospital in North Texas is one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the nation. The 6,000 employees that work there strive to make life better for the patients they see during more than 360,000 visits each year.
Goal: Improve Patient Satisfaction
With an organization of its size and the dynamics inherent in a young workforce, one of the top challenges is ensuring accuracy in HR processes and compensation pay-outs.
The human resources department at this pediatric hospital processes close to 500 leave requests per year. These requests have historically been manually processed by type of leave (Medical, Military, Pregnancy, etc...). Some of the challenges with this process include:
- Time Consuming, Manually Intensive: The FMLA process was very labor intensive (45 minutes per form), requiring the staff to select one of fifteen different letters based on the type of leave.
- Inconsistent Quality of Confidential Data: The HR staff had to type all of the employee’s benefit information into the appropriate letter, an extremely time-consuming and error-prone process when dealing with confidential employee data.
- Information Compensation Control: Each case was logged into an excel spreadsheet and manually tracked based on when the individual was expected to return to work. There was little control or accountability to ensure that employees returned from leave within set limits.
- Execution on a Per Case Basis: With such a manual process, errors were often made with employees being paid before their leave was complete or receiving erroneous benefits.
Using the Ultimus Adaptive BPM suite, the HR staff pulls all of the benefit information onto the correct form automatically, reducing the risk of human error. The system retrieves the benefit information and selects the correct form based on the type of leave, ensuring that confidential employee information is handled appropriately. The work ques are updated daily so employees due to come back on a certain day are automatically flagged for the HR staff, thus allowing greater control over the entire process and reducing compensation errors.