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2021-2022 WISEstaff Reporting Information

WISEstaff Reporting

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This page provides districts with information and changes regarding the WISEstaff application. Members who will be interested in this site include district IT staff, software vendors, business manager/department, human resource director/department, staff responsible for completing the data collection, and district administrators.

Please refer to the WISEstaff Reference Guide for Administrators for a brief overview of WISEstaff aimed at District Administrators.

WISEstaff Application Available Statewide

Authorized WISEstaff users may access the
WISEstaff application through WISEhome.

2021-22 Staff Data Collection Timeline
Date Description
September 17, 2021 (Third Friday in September) Staff count is taken, and all staff must be fully licensed.
October 14, 2021 The WISEstaff collection application is scheduled to open.
October 19, 2021 Weekly WISEstaff user group calls with agencies begin. Join each week to hear about functionality updates, ask questions about how to enter your staff data, and hear what other agencies are asking. Visit the WISEdata Events page and click on the WISEstaff User Group Call link to get info on how to join.
December 14, 2021 Preliminary Audit agency certification window opens.
January 11, 2022 Reporting deadline at 6:00 p.m. All agencies should have submitted all staff and assignment data, passed validations, reviewed all staff reports in WISEstaff and indicated that they are certified for the Preliminary Agency Certification.
January 2022 - February 2022 LEAD is able to begin preliminary auditing based on the preliminary audit snapshot data. Preliminary Licensure Audit result reports will be published to WISEstaff during this time frame as audits are completed. Once audits are complete, if needed, agencies can make corrections based upon audit results.
March 1, 2022 Final Agency Certification window opens.
March 22, 2022 Agencies must have completed any final re-coding in WISEstaff, passed validations, reviewed all staff reports in WISEstaff and indicated that they are certified for the Final Agency Certification.
Early May 2022 Public WISEstaff Reports for 2021-22 are available.
May 2022 LEAD begins the licensing audit based on the WISEstaff data snapshot taken on March 22 for the final 2021-22 audit and reporting.


    Guidance & Recommendation Documentation

    Who should be reported?

    WISEstaff data collection is a point in time collection of all staff members as of the Third Friday of September and includes assignments for the entire regular school year as known on the Third Friday of September.

    CESA and Marathon CCDEB

    Fringe Benefit Guidance

    Important clarification regarding benefits** WISEstaff FRINGE BENEFIT GUIDANCE. There are two items being clarified for the collection of fringe benefit data:
    1. 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).
    2. 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 percent FTE, 53-0300, grade 08 (English) 50 percent FTE.
    • We recommend use of an individual person's name as listed on the most current social security card to reduce the name discrepancy warnings between agencies.

    Links to Related Resources

    Links to previous years of the WISEstaff (PI-1202 Fall Staff Report) can now be found by using the navigation bar to the left of this screen.


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