Below are some frequently asked questions about using the DPSS mobile app. If you want to know more about using the app, you can use our guide for employers (service users) or use our guide for employees (personal assistants).
No. It's for Norfolk County Council service users who receive a direct payment for their care support package and their personal assistants.
The app is available on all Apple and Android devices. You can use either the App store or Play store to search for “DPSS Payroll” and download. Once downloaded be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up.
No. We offer the app free to our service users and their personal assistants.
No, it's not mandatory for everyone. We're looking at ways to move forward with technology and support our service users better. Although quick and easy to use, we appreciate that not everyone will want to move to the mobile app.
The app will only work if both the service user and their personal assistant use it.
If you have more than one personal assistant, you can use the app for one and a paper timesheet for the other.
If you're a personal assistant, you can select the day you worked to see if you sent a claim and if your employer has approved it. To view a full month’s hours, email our payroll team (email@example.com) for confirmation.
If you're a service user, you can review a total of all hours that you have approved using the Approved Hours Summary. This will show you all the hours you have approved in a month for all your personal assistants together.
When you receive your login credentials, we'll provide you with guidance notes and training information. We also have an online guide for employers (service users) and an online guide for employees (personal assistants). These include videos with subtitles, voiceover and BSL instructions.
If you're working for more than one employer, you'll need to login using different credentials. We link your login to each employer and his or her name will show.
Therefore, once you have logged in the app, make sure you check the name of your employer before submitting your hours.
We recommend you claim your hours each day. This way it's fresh in the mind and you can work it out with your employer.
For an employer it's also easier to approve a single transaction each day rather than a full month in one go.
We approve your hours by the submission deadline of the 1st of each month.
There's no end date to the signup. We can set up a user in a day as long as you provide us all the information necessary.
If you want to register with the app, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll give you all the information you need.
If you sign up for the app, but later feel it's not right for you, email email@example.com. We'll make sure we get you back to the way of submitting timesheets that is more convenient for you.
You cannot change your user name. It's your unique identification connected to your personal payroll service.
If you forget your password, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. We'll reset your password and provide you with a new temporary one, so you can access the app. Remember to reset this password after you log in.