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Workflow information Tracking System (WiTS) at NIH


The Workflow information Tracking System (WiTS) is a web-based Business Process Management tool that is used to support the NIH's mission, goals, and objectives. It provides the NIH community with a standardized way to submit, track, and report on various HR and HR-related activities.WiTS logo

WiTS was originally designed solely to track work performed by the OHR—it has since expanded to encompass many HR-related IC functions. The system contains workflows for actions such as awards, pay incentives, promotions, recruitment, retirements, etc. and offers users the ability to generate real-time reports and dashboards on the data contained in these workflows. In addition, a number of these workflows contain automated notification emails which help keep HR and IC staff informed of the status of actions in progress.


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News & Updates

The WiTS Project Team is continually striving to improve the system.

Recent Enhancements:

  • Launch of Time to Hire Dashboard for IC Executive Officers (September 2012)
  • Creation of ER workflows, forms, dashboards and reports for WRD (September 2012)
  • Addition of CSD's Classification Unit to WiTS (March 2013)
  • Creation of Universal WiTS Report Parameter Page (March 2013)
  • Creation of LR workflows, forms, and reports for WRD (October 2013)
  • Numerous Enhancements to the Appointment form/workflow, including:
    • Linking the Benefits Form Processing workflow to Appointment workflow (May 2014)
    • Creation of Division and Personnel Security and Access Control (DPSAC) workflow (May 2014)
  • Restructure of WiTS User Access/Permissions to allow staff to work in multiple areas/orgs (August 2014)

Coming Soon:

  • Creation of WiTS Title 42 Recruitment and Appointment modules
  • Numerous Enhancements to the Appointment form/workflow, including:
    • Creation of EOD/Onboarding Dashboard
    • Creation of Onboarding Report and Alerts

Learn more about WiTS Enhancements.

Benefits of Using WiTS

  • Provides a business process management model to standardize and streamline work.
  • Provides metric information related to work activities.
  • Eliminates the need to manually track the majority of personnel actions.
  • Allows users to generate near real-time reports.
  • Allows reports to be exported into a variety of formats (MS Word, MS Excel, PDF, etc.).
  • Allows IC users to submit a variety of requests online (Retirement Estimate requests, Senior Level Pay cases, HR Systems Support requests, etc.)
  • Allows users to subscribe to the WiTS Report Subscription Service and have reports automatically delivered to them at established times/frequencies.

Learn more about the WiTS Report Subscription Service.

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