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In this comprehensive course, we’ll explain the basic functions of Employment Information Systems, or EIS. Each lesson includes a video and accompanying written guide for reference. Each tutorial builds upon the previous one, so we recommend the course is viewed chronologically. This course is suitable for absolute beginners, but is also a wonderful resource for returning staff to use as an EIS refresher.

Note: If you’re experiencing any problems viewing the training videos, please refer to our Video TipsPDF Document document.


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 Lesson #1: Getting Acquainted with EIS

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In Lesson #1, we’ll discuss how to access EIS through ISBE.net and how to log on to the system. We’ll also provide a brief tour of each tab in EIS. This introductory lesson is a perfect place for the novice user to begin.

 Lesson #2: Adding an Employee, Position, and Work Location Online

​​In Lesson #2, we’ll discuss the most frequently used function of EIS: adding an employee, position, and work location online, using the screens in IWAS. This lesson is helpful for those who need to learn how to enter a single employee or a small handful of employees into EIS.

 Lesson #3: Adding an Employee, Position, and Work Location Using Batch Uploads

​​In Lesson #3, we’ll discuss adding an employee, position, and work location using the downloadable Excel batch templates. This technique is useful if your staff is entering large groups of employees at once.

 Lesson #4: Adding a Salary Online

In Lesson #4, we'll explore adding salaries online using IWAS. This function is useful if you have just a few salaries to enter or edit at a time.

 Lesson #5: Adding a Salary Using Batch Uploads

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In Lesson #5, we’ll explore adding salaries using the downloadable Excel batch templates. This technique is useful if your staff is entering large amounts of salaries at once.

 Lesson #6: Edit/Remove/End an Employee Online

​​In Lesson #6, we’ll explore editing, ending, and removing an employee online, using the screens in IWAS. This lesson is helpful when you need to edit or end existing records, or remove records that have been entered by mistake.

 Lession #7: Data Cleanup Using Dashboard and Reports

In Lesson #7, we’ll explore how to utilize the EIS Dashboard and Reports to make sure your data is accurate prior to submitting to ISBE.

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