30 July, 2017 – Non-contact payment forms URGENT
The deadline for completing your non-contact form has been extended to midnight on 30th July. Please make sure you have completed the checklist on PIP before then or you will not be eligible for the payment. For CCSP payments see below
22 August, 2017 – Contracts activated
All services must be in contract for each of the programmes they wish to offer by this date. As the DCYA must also activate the contract, make sure your contracts are activated well in advance. This deadline can be found in the appendix of each contract.
25 August, 2017 – Calendars submitted
All service calendars must be submitted by this date. Calendars need to be submitted before children can be registered on PIP. This deadline can be found in the appendix of each contract.
30 September, 2017 – Fees lists submitted
All fees lists must be submitted by this date. This deadline can be found in the appendix of each contract.
CCS/Plus and TEC fees lists and calendars
These are now available on PIP. How to Guides for CCS/P and TEC Fees List and Service Calendars 2017/2018 are available on PIP, including the FTE (full time equivalent) worksheet for 2017/2018.
Increase/Decrease in Numbers 2017/2018
If you have are aware of a significant increase/decrease in numbers for ECCE for the coming year and you want your first payment to reflect that, please contact us with the information by 11th August. Otherwise you will be paid based on last years numbers until you have either registered your children or informed us of a change.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
CCSP non-contact payments
These payments will be calculated when the registrations have stopped and approvals have been finalised. This is to make sure that your non-contact payment is based on the final CCSP numbers.
A notice is on PIP.
Updated programme rules
The programmes rules document has been completely revised. This document clearly sets out the rules for each of the current DCYA funding programmes. CCCs have been working really hard with the DCYA and Pobal to make sure that it is both comprehensive but also easy to understand. The document will be updated, and the date of update will always be on the front page. You can find a copy of the new rules here.
The importance of the internet browser you use with PIP
Pobal would like to remind you to only use Internet Explorer when using PIP.
This is because PIP is based on a Microsoft product and is compatible with Internet Explorer. There have been some issues with the way in which PIP documents print when other browsers are used.
New security measures when contacting Pobal’s on-line support
From 1 August anyone contacting Pobal by telephone or email will have to provide some basic details so that Pobal can ensure that they are talking to an authorised PIP user.
From 1 August when you ring Pobal online support you will be asked for:
Please have that information to hand if you phone them, otherwise they will not progress your call.
If you are contacting online support by email, it must come from an authorised PIP user or PAU email address. If it doesn’t, your query will not be progressed. An announcement about these changes went up on PIP on Monday.
If you have any queries about anything contained in this bulletin, please do not hesitate to contact us.