Professional Development Request

Professional Development Request

Quickly approve and reimburse staffers’ efforts to enhance their skills.

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Use Cases / Professional Development Request

Make it easy for employees to expense external career development and training activities

Empower public sector personnel to propose agency sponsorship of supplemental education that will help them do their jobs better.

Challenge

Agencies need an easy, expedient, and efficient way to authorize reimbursement for classes, certifications, books, and other materials that can help staff members evolve to meet the everchanging needs of their positions.

Requirements

  • Digital form with fields that can be customized to reflect the agency’s specific training and education needs
  • Portal for upload of receipts, registration confirmations, and other supporting documentation
  • Automatic sequenced routing of requests to appropriate stakeholders across multiple departments for review and approval
  • Integrated electronic signature
  • Ability to integrate with other reporting or accounting systems
  • Easy access to status of each request

Solution

  • Employees complete and submit an intuitive, clearly marked form online using any device
  • Workflow automation routes training requests in appropriate order to supervisors, division heads, HR professionals, finance department employees, and other staff members who must grant authorization
  • Reviewers can request additional information from applicants or other managers and generate automatic email alerts through the system
  • SimpliSign electronic signature is integrated with the form at no additional cost
  • Status of open and finalized training requests can be accessed from a central database
  • Integrated PowerBI reporting capabilities provides instant visibility into spending by category (books, tuition, special courses, etc.)

Results

  • Greater employee engagement—enhanced skills boost job performance and satisfaction
  • Increased efficiency—more training requests processed in less time
  • Improved operations—fewer lost or incomplete applications as a result of replacing paper-based processes with digitized workflows
  • Accountability—bottlenecks are identified and resolved easily
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