HR Systems - Information & Training

HR support a range of systems that underpin the efficiency and delivery of Human Resource Services across DCU. Here you'll find instructions on how to use each system. 

To contact the HR Systems team please email:


CorePortal allows DCU employees to view and update personal and financial information online. It is used to manage staff pay information, leave requests, flexidays, and training requests. Here you'll find steps to carry out common user actions in the Portal. To access the CorePortal click on the following link:

Employees- CoreTime allows employees manage their own Leave Requests via the Employee
Dashboard. This allows employees to submit Leave Requests to their managers for approval. 

Leave Approvers - for leave approvers there now two areas within the portal to view, approve/reject and amend staff requests.
1. Manager Dashboard – approve/reject requests from the employee via the Portal.
2. Workforce Management Dashboard – to view or amend requests for employees. 

Below are guides to navigate the various screen and functions within the CoreTime module for leave approvers and employees.  

The DCU Staff Request Application is used to raise a staff request so that the appointment can be approved by the Head of School, the Faculty Dean, HR and Finance and a contract issued.

Access videos and help files on using the system.

Note: You must be set up by HR to use the Staff Request Application (SRA).

Please e-mail to request access.