Batch is an offline FOCUS environment.  That means the terminal is free to do other tasks in or out of CIRS, while a job is executing.  We recommend submitting your report requests in the batch environment after they have been tested in the online FOCUS environment.  Refer to the topic:  Online Execution​ for more information.  Note:  Report requests containing variables (implied prompting) cannot be executed via batch.


The batch FOCUS environment is required for the following conditions:  

    • Reports that generate large output files.
    • Reports that use prior fiscal years of payment data (i.e, PH and PHS files) and certain leave data files (i.e.,  LD, LH, and LR).
    • Reports that will be edited before printing.
    • ​Reports that will be downloaded.​

Last Updated: February 20, 2024