We have published these FAQs to coincide with communications to Clergy about moving the payroll system and pay documentation to the People System.
Please email [email protected] if you have a question that is not covered here.
Frequently asked questions
Questions about the People System
The People System provides the means by which we can manage people data in a consistent way and provides the source of information published on the National Register. For this we need a system that can ‘talk’ to other national and diocesan systems.
The new People System is part of a wider programme of work that is bringing people data, systems and processes together to simplify, and bring consistency to, how your information is managed. It will also reduce the amount of data entry needed to keep multiple systems up to date.
The new system will also replace the payroll and HR system used by the NCIs (MyView) that has come to the end of its supported lifecycle.
The People System is the same system that holds the information that is presented in the National Register of Clergy, as well as your personal details, contact information, and copies of any personal documentation such as your birth or marriage certificate. The People System will also manage the payment of clergy stipends - this is what we are currently working on.
We are planning to move clergy payroll to the People System in the first quarter of 2023. You will receive further emails in the run up to the go-live date to keep you informed of progress. No action is required at this time.
If you complete an HLC return, you should continue using MyView for the current tax year of April 2022/23. HLC returns for 2023/24 will be processed via the People System. Full instructions on how to complete the return will be provided.
A user guide with full instructions will be available to download when the People System goes live. This will cover logging in, accessing your pay documentation, and the changes you can (and cannot) make to your personal data.
Yes. We will let you know when you should start to do this, and provide instructions about how to download your pay documentation. We will ensure that plenty of time is allowed for this.
A user guide with full instructions will be available to download when the People System goes live. If you need assistance, please contact your Diocese. We also have a dedicated support team who will be able to help you if your issue is still unresolved ([email protected]).
To simplify the login process, we have changed your username to People System PUN (PUN stands for 'Personal Unique Number'). For now, please continue to use the MyView to access your pay documentation. We will write to you and let you know when and how you can access using these new credentials.
Your username for the People System is your Personal Unique Number (PUN). Every person who has a record in the People System has a PUN, this will not change once allocated. Your PUN can be viewed in the existing MyView system. Sign into MyView, on the left-hand menu choose Personal Details, you will find your PUN at the bottom of the screen.
We will provide step by step guidance on how to request or reset your password shortly.
The focus of our current work is to move our payroll systems. There is nothing you need to do at this time.
If you find any information about how you are currently engaged with the Church – the information that shows on the National Register – is incorrect, please contact your local Diocese so that this can be corrected. The National Register is updated daily so any changes made by someone with the relevant permissions within your diocese will appear online the following day. When the payroll move has been completed, we will be writing to all clergy to encourage they access the People System, to check and update their details.
Questions about MyView
Please email [email protected] and a member of the team will be in touch.
Questions about the National Register of Clergy
The National Register shows all clergy who hold a Bishop’s Licence or Permission to Officiate (PTO). It is an important development in strengthening safeguarding in our Church. This is the implementation of one of the recommendations in the 2017 Gibb Report into the case of the late Peter Ball, setting out necessary steps to ensure safeguarding in the Church is of the highest possible standard. The changes relate to Recommendation 11 (b): The Church should introduce arrangements for a national register of clergy with Permission to Officiate.
If you find any information about how you are currently engaged with the Church – the information that will appear on the National Register – is incorrect, please contact your local Diocese so that this can be corrected.
Changes to your personal information, such as your contact details for example, which are not visible on the National Register, can be made by you by logging into the People System.
If you find any information about how you are currently engaged with the Church – the information that shows on the National Register – is incorrect, please contact your local Diocese so that this can be corrected. The National Register is updated daily so any changes made by someone with the relevant permissions within your diocese will appear online the following day.