2016-2017 WISEstaff Reporting Information


The purpose of this site is to provide districts with information and changes regarding the WISEStaff application. Members that will be interested in this site include district IT staff or your software vendor, business manager/department, human resource director/department, staff responsible for completing the data collection, and district administrators.

WISEStaff Application available Statewide 


Authorized WISEstaff (PI-1202) users may Access WISEstaff (PI-1202) Web Application through SecureHome





Technical Documentation


The proposed 2016-2017 timeline for agencies to report is as follows:  All Dates are Tentative.


Date Description 










Guidance Tips and Recommendations

Guidance Tips:

Who should be reported?  Decision Tree Diagram
FTE guidance
Grade Level guidance
Number of Classes & NCLB guidance
Working School Number guidance


**Important clarification regarding benefits**


There are two items that are being clarified for the collection of fringe benefit data.
  • The coding for cash in lieu of benefits was clarified with the U.S. Census Bureau, to which DPI reports financial data, in fiscal year 2013. Cash in lieu of benefits should be coded as a benefit under object 290 (detailed account 296).
  • Another item to note is that Fund 73 OPEB contributions that are not run through payroll, but rather allocated as a journal entry, should also be included as a 210 benefit. If a district is using a payroll report to determine the benefits and does a journal entry at the end of the year for the OPEB contribution, it is likely that the OPEB contributions are not being properly reflected on the PI-1202 as they should be.
Updated Contract Fringe Benefits Definition:
Include the total of all items under Object Code 200 Employee Benefits in the WUFAR Handbook. They are 210 Retirement, 220 Social Security, 230 Life Insurance, 240 Health Insurance, 250 Other Employee Insurance, and 290 Other Employment Benefits, including cash payments in lieu of benefits.


  • Teachers with assignments for grades 7 and 8 cannot be reported as 53-0050, Teacher-Elementary All Subjects. You must report the specific subject(s) taught. Example: 53-0400, grades 07-08 (mathematics) 50% FTE, 53-0300, grade 08 (English) 50% FTE.
  • We recommend use of individual's name as listed on their most current social security card to reduce the name discrepancy warnings between agencies.

Long Term Substitute Reminder: As a reminder, starting with the 2012-2013 school year, all positions with assignment type of 0(Professional - Special Education) or 1(Professional - Regular Education) with the exception of 53- 0970(Teacher/Intern) are required to answer the question “Is this assignment being performed by a long-term substitute?

The following are additional changes for the 2016-2017 School Year:



Final Assignment code changes for the 2016-2017 school year are listed below:


Links to previous years of the PI-1202 Fall Staff Report - Please use the navigation bar on the left.




Links to Related Resources


For assistance contact us at:

Phone: 800-507-5744
Online: 24x7 Online Helpdesk Application