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Frequently Asked Questions - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
SPAHRS Availability for Legislative Conference Weekend
SPAHRS will be up and available on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the Legislative Conference Weekend.
TPX Converts to VSwitch Sunday, March 12, 2017
TPX will be converted to VSwitch on Sunday, March 12, 2017. VSwitch will be the new session manager going forward. Logging into VSwitch is the same as logging into TPX – by typing your user ID and password in the fields provided. The biggest difference you will see is that the command line is at the top of the screen now. Also, each of the sessions has a number listed beside it. To open a session you will type, on the command line, either the name of the session (e.g., SPAHRS) or the number listed beside that session. To close the session, type logoff on the command line.
New MMRS Training Schedule Posted
A new MMRS Training Schedule for March 2017 has been posted on the MMRS website; the dates, times, and registration information are listed in the Legacy Training Schedule found under the MMRS Training link.
Please note that if you have never attended a class for SPAHRS, there is a required web-based tutorial to assist in orientation and navigation in those systems. It is 6002 - SPAHRS Orientation - Navigation, which is found under MMRS Training > Legacy Training Materials > SPAHRS > General Functionality > Navigation and Overview.
Online W-2s for Tax Year 2016 are now available in ACE
Current state employees and contract workers who have elected to receive their W-2 information online may now access their Tax Year 2016 W-2 information in ACE (Access Channel for Employees) via www.ms.gov.
The Department of Finance and Administration has a computer and printer available in the basement of the Woolfolk building for use by state employees and contract workers in the Jackson area to access ACE. Agencies are encouraged to provide internet computer access to employees who do not have computers.
NOTE: If you are no longer employed with the state as of December 31, 2016, your W-2 will NOT be available in ACE; you will receive a paper W-2 through the mail. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the MMRS Call Center at email@example.com or call 601-359-1343 (press 1 for help with your user ID or password).
Update from MSPB - FLSA Overtime Rule Injunction - Posted 11/29/2016
Several states, including Mississippi through the Office of the Governor, filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor to challenge the overtime rule change scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016. As a result of the lawsuit, the U.S. District Court on November 22nd issued a preliminary injunction which has stopped the rule from going into effect at this time. Whether the rule change may have to be implemented at a later date will depend upon the final ruling in the lawsuit.
If you have already made changes to the exempt status of your employees in preparation to comply with the scheduled December 1st implementation, MSPB staff will be happy to assist you in processing necessary corrections to those changes. Requested corrections must be in accordance with current, applicable laws and regulations. If [MSPB] can be of assistance to your agency, please contact your assigned HCCP consultant.
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