Employee Help Resources

In ctcLink How Will I... ?

Employee Self-Service Tutorials and Help Resources

This web page was designed to help guide employees in completing essential tasks based on their role and department. These resources will help answer the questions that start with "How will I...?" or "How do I...?"

In the sections below, click on the accordion box under the appropriate category for step-by-step instructions for some commonly used tasks in ctcLink. Note: we will continue to add and refine information as it is developed. Check back often as you need help.

For a comprehensive list of "how to" items, visit the SBCTC's ctcLink Reference Center. This reference center provides more in-depth specific help guides for:

The SBCTC web page Where to Find ctcLink Documents and Resources offers many additional resources.

Activate My ctcLink Account

You only need to activate your account once. Remember to write down your new ctcLink ID (EMPLID). Note: those who activated accounts in test environments prior to ctcLink go-live must reactivate. Your ctcLink ID (EMPLID) will be the same.

Step-by-Step Directions (links open new tabs):

Q: I’m unable to log into ctcLink after updating my password and activating multi-factor authentication, do you have some suggestions?

A: Try clearing the history and cache of your primary browser or log out of your browser and close it, then reopen it and log it. Also try logging in to ctcLink with your new password in a different browser.

Change or Update Employee Information

ctcLink includes built-in tools for employees to update their own personal information, including their home address, phone number, and other information.

Step-by-Step Directions (link opens new tab)


Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service

ctcLink includes built-in tools for employees to update their own personal information, including their home address, phone number, and other information.

Step-by-Step Directions (link opens new tab)

Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service

ctcLink includes built-in tools for employees to add and update their emergency contact. Your emergency contact information will be seen by the Human Resources team and your immediate supervisor. 

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Related Training Courses  - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service

ctcLink allows employees to directly add a direct deposit account to have their paycheck directly deposited.

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Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service

ctcLink allows employees to directly set or update their W4 Tax Withholding information.

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Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service 

ctcLink allows employees to directly update their own ethnicity information. The format of the self-identification and the categories available are maintained by SBCTC. We are able to request changes to the available identification options.

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Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service 

ctcLink allows employees to request the addition of a preferred name. 

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Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service 

Employee Time and Leave Reporting

ctcLink Self-Service has a process for employees to request leave.

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Videos

Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service 

ctcLink Self-Service has a built-in process for faculty to request absences in advance, and to report absences. Please report any absences no later than the end of the pay period in which they take place.

  • Absences taking place the 1st – 15th of the month need to be reported by the 15th
  • Absences taking place the 16th  – end of the month need to be reported by the last day of the month.

Step-by-Step Directions (link opens new tab)

Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service 

Employees can directly view their own leave balances.

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  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service 

Hourly and Student employees need to use ctcLink to report their time worked so they can get paid. We highly recommend Hourly and Student workers submit their time worked every day to ensure all time is reviewed and approved before payroll.

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Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service 

Classified employees will use ctcLink to report their time worked. 

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Videos

Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service 

Employee Pay

Human Resources has developed a standard operating procedure to assist employees in understanding their paycheck. The following document will help explain and identify payments and deductions that appear on your pay stub.

Faculty Processes

Faculty peers at Seattle Colleges have developed a series of video tutorials along with supporting reference documents and guides that offer more in-depth, specific training on the course management features of ctcLink (Faculty Center, MySchedule, Class Roster, Grade Roster, and more).

Finance, Accounting, and Purchasing

ctcLink includes a built-in process for creating a purchase requisition and routing it for approval.

How to Guide: Create Purchasing Requisitions
 

Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • PU100 Purchasing: Requisitions
  • PU101 Purchasing: Purchase Orders
  • PU102 Purchasing: Receipts and Maintenance
  • PU103 Purchasing: P-Card

ctcLink includes a process to submit an invoice to be paid by District Accounts Payable (AP).

How to Guide: None available

Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • PU100 Purchasing: Requisitions
  • PU101 Purchasing: Purchase Orders
  • PU102 Purchasing: Receipts and Maintenance
  • PU103 Purchasing: P-Card

We have recorded a training session that walks through PCard reconciliation. This training is led by Miguel Gatmaytan, from Seattle Colleges Purchasing. 

This business process is not changing immediately. ctcLink includes a travel authorization and approval process, however Seattle Colleges is not implementing this process until Summer 2021.

If you need to travel on college business, please contact your college/district Travel Coordinator.

As part of the move to ctcLink, budget numbers will change. We will continue to have access to historical information, up to the end of the February 2021 accounting month through FMSQuery.

Please see the ctcLink Finance Budget Number training to understand the new ctcLink budget number structure.

Human Resources

ctcLink has a built-in process for initiating pay for part-time teaching assignments called ‘Faculty Workload’ or FWL. This process replaces the Additional Assignment eForm and the mass contracting process. 

For training on this process, please contact Jessica Wagner, HR & Payroll System Specialist.


Related Training Courses - Enroll here

  • FW100 Faculty Workload
  • FW200 Intermediate Faculty Workload

Listservs

The following listservs offer resources and perspectives on specific areas of interest. Click on the links to subscribe.

  • ctcLink News – Subscribe to the ctcLink Connect blog 
  • ctcLink Mobile – Information about mobile upgrades, fixes, downtimes
  • ctcLinkCSSupport – Campus Solutions (CS) – Academic Advisement, Campus Community, Campus Self-Service, Financial Aid, Recruiting and Admissions, Student Financials, Student Records
  • ctcLinkSME_FIN – Finance (FIN) – Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing, Commitment Control, Expenses, Financials, General
  • ctcLinkFinAidSupport – Financial Aid (FA) – Assessing Eligibility, Authorizing/Disbursing Aid, Awarding and Packaging/Repackaging, Direct Loans, Disbursement, Federal Applications, Pell, Perkins, Return of Title IV Funds, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Self-Service, Work-Study
  • ctcLinkSME_StuFin – Student Financials (SF) – Billing, Cashiering, Collections, Fee & Tuition Calculation, General Ledger Interaction, Payment Plans, Refunds, Student Receivables, Tax Forms
  • ctcLinkSME-HCM – Human Capital Management (HCM)  – Absence Management, Benefits, Payroll, Employee Self-Service, Faculty Workload, Manager Self-Service, Talent Acquisition Management - Recruiting, Time and Labor, Workforce Administration
  • ctcLinkSME-rpt – General Reporting  – Reporting tools and functionality, query training and development (if you completed the first query training course you are already subscribed)
  • ctcLink-Coding – General Coding
  • ctcLink-Security  – ctcLink Security
  • ctcLink-OAAP –  Online Admissions Application Portal Admins

Manager Self-Service

Managers need to approve timesheets (aka payable time) for their classified, hourly, and student employees. Hourly and student employees are only paid for time reported through ctcLink and that their manager approves.

Deadlines:

Pay Period    Normal Pay Date   Timesheet Deadline
1st to 15th of month  25th day of month  16th day of month
16th to end of month          10th day of month               1st day of month                

Note:

  • Timesheets for a pay period can be submitted and approved multiple times if changes need to be made.
  • HR encourages hourly and student employees to submit their time worked each day. Managers can approve time as it is submitted or weekly, and do not need to wait until the end of the pay period to approve.

Step-by-Step Directions (link opens new tab)

Related Training Courses: Enroll here

  • MS100 HCM Manager Self-Service

Managers need to approve employee leave requests. Unapproved leave requests will not be debited from the employees leave balance.

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  • MS100 HCM Manager Self-Service

Managers are able to change the assigned work schedule for an employee they supervise. This is an important task because employees can only report absences and leave for days included in their assigned work schedule.

Step-by-Step Directions (link opens new tab)

Related Training Courses: Enroll here

  • MS100 HCM Manager Self-Service

Student Services

There are state-wide guidelines for how different course, programs, and students are coded within ctcLink. These are documented in SBCTC’s Student and Course Coding Manual. Within each area, the manual describes how they are coded in the Legacy Student Management System (SMS), as well as how they should be coded in PeopleSoft. 

ctcLink includes two built-in reporting tools for staff: PS Query and BI Publisher. Both tools have a statewide library of queries, and most users are not able to edit or create their own queries. Many staff who are using ctcLink will need to run reports from statewide report library, however the ability to run reports is based on pillar-specific security permissions. 

Resources

Related Training Courses

  • PS Query Reporting Canvas Course (End-user course for using queries; not developing them)
  • PS Pivot Grid Viewer Course (End-user course for using Pivot Grid Viewer; not developing Pivot Grids)
     

In ctcLink, employees can set user defaults that speed up both navigation and data entry.

Quick Tips Guide: Tips and Tricks - How to customize and get it done faster

Step-by-Step Directions (link opens new tab)

We encourage anyone who would like to be more knowledgeable about the student experience in ctcLink to visit the ctcLink Resources for Students page and the Registration Tips for ctcLink page. These web pages are geared toward students and feature step-by-step help guides for ctcLink functions. Reviewing these resources will allow you to be more helpful to students who may ask about these processes.

The Registration Tips for ctcLink page guides users though the look and layout of the HCX mobile interface and offers tips for class search using filter options. Staff and faculty who work with students are encouraged to review the page. Tips include:

  • Do I really need a permission number for every class?
  • Make sure to select the appropriate academic term.
  • You must be logged in to enroll in a class or add a class to your Shopping Cart or Planner.
  • Use "Subject Begins with:" to include Common Course Numbered (CCN) classes in your search.
  • About the “Show Open Classes Only” box.
  • Enroll in classes to meet degree requirements.
  • Your search layout depends on the size of your screen.