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EPY: Disposable Earnings Calculation Is Higher Than Gross Pay (Doc ID 2550975.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 09, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise HCM Payroll for North America - Version 9.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Disposable Earnings calculation is creating an inflated amount to what is expected by the delivered rules.

During payroll calculation, we found for one employee disposable earnings calculated was higher than the gross on their current paycheck. This garnishment is for student loan repayment.

When we are processing below 2 employees together we are getting the problem.  Employee before the affected person that does not have any earnings, deduction or taxes is causing the error on the employee that has the garnishment being processed that have the same rule.  Problem (Deduction Code "FTBARR" Amount is being added back in the DE while all other deduction are reduced from DE).  The Disposable Earnings should be less than the gross amount that was paid on the paycheck and not inflated.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1. First Employee (Has an active garnishment) but must have a zero gross, zero net check. The Garn DE definition should have FTBARR in it to reduce the DE amount.
2. Second employee should have some FTBARR deduction in current paycheck. And Garn DE definition for this employee too should have FTBARR in it to reduce the DE amount.
3. FTBARR Deduction Definition: is a payback deduction that is associated to earning code "FTB" that is "Subject to Garnishment".
4. Deduction Code "FTBARR" is priority 300 and a before tax. Subtracts from for FICA and FUT. Partial deductions and arrears allowed on the deduction.
5. Run the payroll calculation for the individual Employee and the garnishment calculated as expected when using FTBARR on paycheck for the DE.
6. Run the payroll calculation again for the above 2 employees together and the garnishment calculation not as expected on paycheck for the DE.




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