This issue introduces several services in PICS II, including Quarters Application, Disciplinary Record Check and the revised input method for Academic Qualification.
Enhanced Quarters Application
In PICS II, officers can access e-HR Self-services through "POINT" or "POINT from Home" to apply for quarters at workplace or home. Officers can find details of the quarters available, including a list of vacant units, maps displaying geographical information of quarters and photos of the layout. Upon submitting quarters application online, officers can immediately know their Quarters Allocation (QA) Points. They will also be informed of application results in e-HR Self-services.
Furthermore, officers can apply for car parking spaces in their quarters and find the allocation results through the e-HR Self-services.
Disciplinary Record Check
In PICS II, an OC Case (IP or above) can electronically conduct instant disciplinary record check on a Police witness by inputting the case reference number and details. Security measures are in place, details of which will be provided in the upcoming PICS II Series on Force Noticeboard.
Input for Academic Qualification
In PICS II, a list of institutions or universities for the "Institution" under "Academic Qualification" will be provided for updating academic qualifications in PICS II. A supervisory officer at the rank of CIP or above can approve an academic qualification entry if the institution or university is on the list. In case an institution or university is not on the list, approval from a supervisory officer at SP rank or above is required for the input. If necessary, qualification assessment may be sought from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Details of which will be elaborated in the upcoming PICS II Series on Force Noticeboard. Once academic qualification entries are recorded in PICS II, only Personnel Wing (HR Branch) can alter such records.
The aforesaid functions aim to streamline the administrative process for Force members, in particular frontline officers, with better and more convenient services.