BASIC, a HR Service Company Expands Absence Management Services with IVR Technology Group

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Online PR News – 18-June-2012 – Amherst – IVR Technology Group today announced that BASIC HR Services, a national HR outsource service company, is using their call-tracking services to provide midsize and large market clients with state of the art Interactive Voice Response (provided by IVR Technology Group) in conjunction with Basic’s proprietary FMLA / Leave Management software and outsource FMLA administration services.

This robust service platform is one of few (if not the only system) available to Midsize / Large Market Employers (single or multiple location) with a single call in for all absences that is also a “touch less” FMLA certification and compliance program with security level access (inclusive of front line supervisor through Senior HR Management) to immediate employee call off and FMLA claims management information.

BASIC’s proprietary system upgrade allows employers the ability to view a WEB DASH BOARD to track FMLA claims and absence notifications; view calls offs and download reports. Through an employer data interface, the Absence Management call in line and the individual employee work history record is maintained / updated. The data collected from the employer and the IVR interaction (inclusive of new hires and terminated employees) provides BASIC with sufficient information to report absences, tardy, leave early, continuous/intermittent leave, unscheduled or scheduled absences, as well as fully manage the employer’s FMLA compliance program.

This service addresses the employer’s need to capture, track, and reduce employee absence, meet leave management regulatory compliance requirements, and deal with the ever increasing concern of abuse or fraud inclusive of FMLA throughout the organization, and at all levels through a simple telephone call.

Data exchange between the absence call in line and BASIC is provided by IVR Technology Group. According to John Crouthamel of IVR Technology Group, "This partnership is an excellent example of how ITG was able to work with BASIC to create a simple, user friendly voice interface to provide seamless integration support for their FMLA program."

Joe Aitchison, SPHR, Vice President of BASIC reports that their FMLA / Absence Management Service (known as FMLA Freedom) enhancements are at the request of their union and nonunion clients to provide greater access to data to better manage employee absence and costs associated with absenteeism. Aitchison states that “Union and Management alike see benefits to outsourcing FMLA compliance in conjunction with this upgraded system; data collected has simplified the grievance process with regard to attendance matters & potentially qualifying FMLA / State leave events.” He reports that the “call off data is readily accessible and the IVR Call In script is customized to meet specific employer requirements including paid leave, pregnancy, work related accident and employer specific needs even across multiple states and operations.”

About IVR Technology Group:
IVR Technology Group provides businesses a suite of phone automation services to enhance customer conversations, drive sales and lower costs. Leveraging IVR Technology Group's easy-to-use services, business users, marketers and developers can quickly create solutions ranging from simple call routing solutions to advanced interactive voice response systems. For more information, visit or contact John Crouthamel at 877-664-2887.

About BASIC:
Based in Michigan with representation across the US, BASIC provides HR Outsource services to its clients, nationally. This privately held company has developed a suite of HR solutions that can be offered independently or as part of a platform of outsource service including, Payroll, FMLA, Cobra, FSA / Section 125 Administration and Benefit Administration services (inclusive of premium consolidation/reconciliation/ adds & terms, employee notifications and dependent eligibility administration).

BASIC was established in 1989 and is recognized by INC5000 and Michigan Top 50 Employers.
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IVR Technology Group and BASIC Team - Integrated “ABSENCE MANAGEMENT & WELLNESS” Program Service.