In order to maintain security and to keep up to date with legislative changes regular update ‘patches’ are applied to DES (the HR and payroll system) throughout the year.
Every so often the system needs to be out of action for an extended period whilst a patch is applied, for this reason:
DES will be unavailable from 3pm on Friday 1 March - we anticipate that users will have access again as you arrive for work on Monday 4 March.
The access restrictions affect all DES users, and therefore the work has been scheduled to take place over the weekend to minimise disruption.
All DES users should try to undertake any urgent HR or finance processes before logging out of DES by 3pm on Friday 1 March; after which time DES processes and requests cannot be undertaken until access is reinstated.
We will post updates if there are any unforeseen delays over the weekend that affects allowing access again on Monday 4 March.