Reminder: Employee Online Portal Release Review

We are excited to announce the release of the redesigned Employee Online Portal.  Why should you be excited about the redesign? The Employee Online Portal has a fresh look that is intuitive to navigate for your employees.  The dashboard is a one-stop shop of HR and Payroll information for them. Your employees can see messages from the district, notifications including new documents or expiring documents, recent pay checks and leave balances.  Employees can also submit changes to the HR and Payroll departments for demographic and tax changes. 


Check out the latest changes in the release notes and watch the release review webinar from our last release, where Terri and I take you on a tour of the portal. Go to Online Resources – Release Info – Portal Releases to get all the latest information!

Register Now for the 19.02 Release Review

Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, Training Manager, will be LIVE on the web! These way wild ladies will review the latest Escape Online release 19.02. It's your chance to learn all about new features, enhancements, and changes without leaving your desk. It's not too late to register for the Release Review!

Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, Training Manager, working together in the Escape studio.

Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, Training Manager, working together in the Escape studio.

Here is a sneak peek at the agenda:

Finance and HR/Payroll - Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

  • New Budget Entry Search

  • LOTS of Performance Enhancements

  • Cap Balance Leave Reports

  • New Logic for Locking Payroll

  • New Payroll Detail by Employee Report (PayDtl14)

Hope to see you there!

Friday Feature - Reporting Costs for CMAA

For over seven years, Escape Online has had three options for reporting the costs for administering County-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (CMAA):

  • Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Extract (Pay52), which creates a simple summary report or an expanded Excel spreadsheet with columns containing pay detail. 

  • Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Reimbursement - Salaries (Fiscal54), which selects journal entries based on transaction date, including (or not) assets and liabilities.

  • Medi-Cal Administrative Activities - Other (Fiscal55), which focuses on costs that are not related to salaries or benefits.

While all three of these options have stood the test of time, we recently added a new SACS parameter to the Fiscal54 report that I want to show to you. It is really a great new feature and I would like to thank Sonoma COE for asking for help on selecting objects, functions and resources.


The new SACS parameter gives you the flexibility you need to group the data on the report either by district or SACS codes. Thanks Sonoma COE!