EPY: Retro Pay Calculation Adjustment For Percent Based Earning Code Based On "Used For Retro Pay" Earning Codes Incorrectly
(Doc ID 2636947.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 07, 2020
Applies to:PeopleSoft Enterprise HCM Payroll for North America - Version 9.1 and later
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Retro Pay calculates adjustments for percent-based erncd based on "used for retro pay" earning codes incorrectly
We have many earning codes that are defined as “Used to pay retro” that are part of special accumulators. For example, the earning code 214 that is a “used to pay retro” earning code and earning code VP1 which is a percent-based earning code. Earning code 214 adds to the special accumulator VAC which is the special accumulator used by earning code VP1 for calculation purposes. Retro Pay calculation program selected a one-time off-cycle confirmed payment where Earning code 214 and VP1 were processed. VP1 earning code was added manually to the paysheet since the employee was eligible to payment under that earning code, for that period. The payment side of the issue is valid. Retro pay calculation calculated an overpayment on Earning code 214 since it was a one-time payment and there was no Add Pay record to support the payment.
Normally that would not be a problem since any calculation done by the retro pay calculation program for earning code 214 would not load to paysheets. However, 214 earning code is part of the VAC special accumulator that is used by VP1 to calculate payments. Since there were no new earnings amounts calculated for erncd 214, the resulting adjustment calculated for earning code 214 was a negative adjustment and therefore retro pay calculation program calculated a negative VP1 adjustment.
The retro pay calculation program should only use earning codes that are “eligible to retro” for calculation purposes and not earning codes that are “used to pay retro”.
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