Iowa State University

Payroll Office

Electronic Personnel Action (EPA) Manual


The Electronic Personnel Action manual is divided into seven sections so you can view or print the sections that you need.

Table of Contents for all sections of the EPA manual.



Revised 9/15

Recommended for originators and approvers

Gives a brief overview of the Electronic Personnel Action system itself, and of the manual. Tells how to navigate through the system, e-mail notifications, routing changes, proxies, AccessPlus and a list of our Mentors.

Revised 3/16

Recommended for originators and approvers

This section gives information about the different bases and categories along with detailed information about each of the options allowed in the various functions (AA, LL, etc...). Also included here is our "Cheat Sheet".

Revised 3/16

Recommended for originators and approvers

This section gives explicit detail about all of the screens associated with the Electronic Forms Routing system and includes information on approving, rejecting and viewing the routing of actions.

Revised 3/16

This section gives explicit detail about all of the screens associated with the Payroll Commitments system.

Revised 3/16

Recommended for originators

Included in this section is information that an originator needs to start an action, with screen shots and examples for all types of actions.

Revised 3/16

Optional information

Includes a list of title codes for all bases.

Revised 3/16

Optional information

This section contains more detailed information on how to process specific actions, reject actions, delete actions, etc. Also included is a list of error messages.