Garnishments Not Calculating Correctly for Employees With Mandatory Pension Deduction (Doc ID 1909238.1)

Last updated on APRIL 11, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle HRMS (US) - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.1.3 version, Wage Attachments/Garnishments

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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It appears that when Pension is present for an employee that the correct garnishment amount is not be calculated correctly in some cases.
The pension element has a classification of Pre-Tax Deductions and a category of Retirement.  The Pension is a mandatory deduction in place of Social Security tax.


EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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Using the state of Illinois worksheet the initial calculated deduction amount should be Gross - Pension x 15%. It does NOT appear to be taking that pension into account. The second calculation that takes into account a state mandated reserve seems to using the pension amount. Then what should be happening is the least of the two calculations is used to figure the garnishment amount.


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Pay employee with Garnishment and Pension deductions.
2. Review the amounts withheld.
3. the correct garnishment amount is not be calculated correctly in some cases.



Cause

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