From Thursday 10 December, feconnect will be replaced by ESFA Communities.
Feconnect is being replaced by a more robust, accessible service. ESFA Communities is now live and so feconnect will be read only from Thursday 10 December 2020. From this date it will not be possible to create or reply to topics or posts. Feconnect users will need to create a new ESFA communities account to post, reply or subscribe for email alerts.
I don’t suppose any of you have started seeing the EmpId_01 error on the Rule Violation Report? It says ‘Employer identifier’ is wrong. We can’t find the number you’ve provided on our system. Check that the ‘Employer identifier’ is correct. You can use 999999999 if you’re waiting for an employer ID to be allocated.’
I haven’t had this before this month, the number looks fine to me. I checked with the Service Desk, they said it looked fine and to check with EDS Bluesheep, I’ve done this and they said the number is fine and to check with the Service Desk!
So I’m a bit stuck at the moment, would rather not use 999999999 but will have to if it’s not resolved before cut-off…
Just exported and go this showing up in rule violations with a number of my Learners who have been happily on programme with no errors for well over a year and just started this period. It’s bad enough getting updates from bluesheep as it is on a normal day to day basis.
I’ve just logged it with the ESFA as all of a sudden we’ll be getting no money for these as they won’t be exported. Not happy.