Various Flavors of HRAs

As more users get to experience the functionality of HRAs (Human Resource Authorizations), we’re getting lots of questions about the different types of HRAs available in Escape Online. First, what is an HRA? Well, virtually any HR/Payroll task you can perform manually can be automated, using HRA workflows that include electronic approvals and notifications. There are three different types of HRAs, and below is a brief description of each.

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Standard HRAs

Standard HRAs are part of the Employee Online Portal package and are updated through the general release of Escape Online. For example, a very popular standard HRA is the Tax Change HRA. For more information about the Employee Online Portal, please contact our Portal Support Team.

Base HRAs

Base HRAs are developed by the HRA team to fit into many customer’s existing processes without the need for customization.  You pay a flat fee for each Base HRA item that you want.  To give you an idea of what HRAs might be used for, below is a partial list of Base HRAs:


  • Accounts
  • FTE
  • Detail
  • New
  • Change
  • Temporary
  • End
  • Extended Session
  • Data Sheet


  • Recruit
  • New
  • Change
  • End
  • Leaves
  • Additional Earnings
  • Demographic Changes
  • Extra Work & School Business
  • Requests
  • Timesheet


  • Recruit
  • New
  • Change
  • End
  • Vacancy

If you are interested in implementing Base HRAs, please contact our HRA Custom Support Team for pricing and availability.

Custom HRAs

Custom HRAs are customized to your specific needs and processes.  You can use a Base HRA as a starting point and change the form or underlying logic to fit your needs, or, if you need an HRA that doesn’t currently exist, we can work with you to create a brand new HRA. If you are interested in implementing custom HRAs, please contact our HRA Custom Support Team for pricing and availability.