School/Department Payroll Entry

The School/Department Payroll Entry allows users to enter payroll entries for employees as they pertain to employee timecards, overtime, leave, and misc. pay, as well as as assign a payroll run to the entries in order to be paid out in the selected run via Payroll > Run Payroll. Users can also set and review restrictions set up for employees who have access and make entries from this screen.

Adding Hours to the Timecard

The Timecard tab allows users to enter time worked for hourly employees.

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Timecard tab.

The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

4. To enter hours for an employee, click or remain on the Current tab.

5. Select the applicable employee(s) from the pull-down or select All Staff Members to determine who displays in the Employee pull-down, which allows you to add hours for these employees. Then, click Refresh.

6. To add a new entry, enter data starting with the Employee in the top row.

7. Select the Employee from the pull-down.

8. Select the applicable employee's Job from the pull-down, if the employee selected works more than one position. If the employee only works one position, the pull-down defaults to that job.

9. Enter the Date Worked in the text box.

10. Enter the Hours worked in the text box.

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Once saved, the hours added here are added to the Hours Total and Hours Grand Total displayed in the last two rows. The Hours Total displays the Total of the current page while the Hours Grand Total displays the total of hours for all pages (all records).

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11. Press the Enter key to save the line of data.

Once saved, the following columns automatically populate: Origin, accounting strip (Facility, Department, Fund, etc.), and Percent.

12. Edit the accounting strip, as needed.

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13. You can also edit the Percent if you need to split the allocation between multiple accounts. To split the allocation between two accounts, enter the percentage to be paid by the first one, such as 70 percent. Then, click the green plus sign in the last column.

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Enter the second accounting strip and ensure the percentages are equal to 100 percent.

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14. Click Files & Comments to attach files and add comments that pertain to the hours worked.

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As indicated in the Files section, drag files directly into the box to attach documents or click the Select button to browse for files. There is also a Scan File button next to the Select button for direct scanning. Click the Scan File button; this will prompt you to download Dynamsoft. This is a one-time download that allows you to attach files directly from your scanner. In doing so, you will bypass saving the file to your computer first.

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To add a comment, type the comment in the text box. Then, click the Post button. Note: Once a comment is posted, it cannot be deleted or edited.

a. Click the white X to close the Files & Comments pop-up window.

To delete hours added, click the delete button (red minus sign).

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Viewing Timecard History

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Timecard tab.

4. To view a history or timecard records, click the History tab.

The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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5. Select the Staff Member(s) for which history is to be viewed from the corresponding pull-down. The pull-down defaults to All Staff Members but can be changed, as needed.

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6. Enter a Date Range to specify a time frame of records.

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7. Select the Fiscal Year for which the records are to be pulled. The year defaults to the current year.

8. Click Load.

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If changes are made to the report filters, the Load button changes to Refresh. Click Refresh to update the report once the filter(s) are changed.

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The History report displays the Pay Run in which the hours were paid, the Employee paid, the Job for which the employee was paid, the Date Worked, the Hours worked, Files & Comments, the Origin of record, the Facility, the Department, the accounting strip (Fund, Function, Facility, etc.), and the Precent paid from the account.

The Hours Total displays the Total of the current page (Page 1) while the Hours Grand Total displays the total of hours for all 18 pages (all records).

9. Click the Files & Comments button to view any attached files and posted comments.

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Adding Overtime Hours

The Overtime tab allows users to enter overtime worked by employees to be assigned to a payroll run and paid.

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Overtime tab.

4. To enter hours for an employee, click or remain on the Current tab.

The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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5. Select the applicable employee(s) from the pull-down or select All Staff Members to determine who displays in the Employee pull-down, which allows you to add hours for these employees. Then, click Refresh.

6. To add a new entry, enter data starting with the Employee in the top row.

7. Select the Employee from the pull-down.

8. Select the applicable employee's Job from the pull-down, if the employee selected works more than one position. If the employee only works one position, the pull-down defaults to that job.

9. Enter the Hours of overtime worked in the text box.

Once saved, the hours added here are added to the Hours Total and Hours Grand Total displayed in the last two rows. The Hours Total displays the Total of the current page while the Hours Grand Total displays the total of hours for all pages (all records).

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10. Select the Type of overtime from the pull-down, such as Extra Hours, Time and Half, Double Time, or Holiday.

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11. Select the work Week for which the overtime applies from the pull-down.

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12. Press the Enter key to save the line of data.

Once saved, the following columns automatically populate: Origin, accounting strip (Facility, Department, Fund, etc.), and Percent.

13. Edit the accounting strip, as needed.

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14. You can also edit the Percent if you need to split the allocation between multiple accounts. To split the allocation between two accounts, enter the percentage to be paid by the first one, such as 70 percent. Then, click the green plus sign in the last column.

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Enter the second accounting strip and ensure the percentages are equal to 100 percent.

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15. Click Files & Comments to attach files and add comments that pertain to the hours worked.

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As indicated in the Files section, drag files directly into the box to attach documents or click the Select button to browse for files. There is also a Scan File button next to the Select button for direct scanning. Click the Scan File button; this will prompt you to download Dynamsoft. This is a one-time download that allows you to attach files directly from your scanner. In doing so, you will bypass saving the file to your computer first.

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To add a comment, type the comment in the text box. Then, click the Post button. Note: Once a comment is posted, it cannot be deleted or edited.

a. Click the white X to close the Files & Comments pop-up window.

To delete hours added, click the delete button (red minus sign).

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Viewing Overtime History

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Overtime tab.

The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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4. To view a history or overtime records, click the History tab.

5. Select the Staff Member(s) for which history is to be viewed from the corresponding pull-down. The pull-down defaults to All Staff Members but can be changed, as needed.

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6. Enter a Date Range to specify a time frame of records.

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7. Select the Fiscal Year for which the records are to be pulled. The year defaults to the current year.

8. Click Load.

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If changes are made to the report filters, the Load button changes to Refresh. Click Refresh to update the report once the filter(s) are changed.

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The History report displays the Pay Run in which the hours were paid, the Employee paid, the Job for which the employee was paid, the Hours worked, the Type of overtime, the Week the overtime was worked, Files & Comments, the Origin of record, the Facility, the Department, the accounting strip (Fund, Function, Facility, etc.), and the Precent paid from the account.

The Hours Total displays the Total of the current page while the Hours Grand Total displays the total of hours for all pages (all records).

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9. Click the Files & Comments button to view any attached files and posted comments.

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Adding Leave Entries

The Leave tab allows users to enter leave approved for employees to be factored into an assigned payroll run. For information about leave setup, see Human Resources  > Leave Maintenance.

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Leave tab.

4. To enter leave for an employee, click or remain on the Current tab.

The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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5. Select the applicable employee(s) from the pull-down or select All Staff Members to determine who displays in the Employee pull-down, which allows you to enter leave for these employees. Then, click Refresh.

6. To add a new entry, enter data starting with the Employee in the top row.

If leave requests have been imported into Focus via FTP from Frontline Absence Management or other generic absence managements systems, they will display on this tab as an entered record. Note: The following must first take place: SIS > Setup > Scheduled Jobs create and run the “Frontline Leave” scheduled job. The scheduled job is dependent on the integration section: “Frontline Leave and Sub Fulfillment” set up via ERP > Setup > Settings > Integrations tab.

7. Select the Employee from the pull-down.

8. Enter a From and To date in the text boxes to log the leave time frame.

9. Select the applicable employee's Staff Job from the pull-down, if the employee selected works more than one position. If the employee only works one position, the pull-down defaults to that job.

10. Select the Bucket Group from which leave is being taken, such as Sick Time, Comp Time, Personal Unpaid, etc.

All leave buckets display including inactive buckets so you have the ability to use these buckets even though they may not want employees using said buckets when creating leave requests via Employee Self Service > Employee Requests. Buckets are marked as Inactive via Human Resources > Leave Maintenance > Buckets tab.

11. Select the Reason from the pull-down; for example, for Sick Time, you could select Sick Instructional, Sick Non-Instructional, etc.

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The Bucket Group and the Reason pull-downs populate based on information setup by the district via Human Resources > Leave Maintenance.

12. The Hours default to the hours normally worked for the Staff Job selected. You can change the Hours as needed.

Once saved, the hours added here are added to the Hours Total and Hours Grand Total displayed in the last two rows. The Hours Total displays the Total of the current page while the Hours Grand Total displays the total of hours for all pages (all records).

13. Press the Enter key to save the line of data.

Once saved, the Origin column automatically populates. Leave entries pulled from employee leave requests display as Employee Request: Date requested.

14. Click Files & Comments to attach files and add comments that pertain to the leave entry.

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As indicated in the Files section, drag files directly into the box to attach documents or click the Select button to browse for files. There is also a Scan File button next to the Select button for direct scanning. Click the Scan File button; this will prompt you to download Dynamsoft. This is a one-time download that allows you to attach files directly from your scanner. In doing so, you will bypass saving the file to your computer first.

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To add a comment, type the comment in the text box. Then, click the Post button. Note: Once a comment is posted, it cannot be deleted or edited.

a. Click the white X to close the Files & Comments pop-up window.

To delete a leave entry, click the delete button (red minus sign).

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Viewing Leave History

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Leave tab.

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4. To view a history or leave records, click the History tab.

The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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5. Select the Staff Member(s) for which history is to be viewed from the corresponding pull-down. The pull-down defaults to All Staff Members but can be changed, as needed.

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6. Enter a Date Range to specify a time frame of records.

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7. Select the Fiscal Year for which the records are to be pulled. The year defaults to the current year.

8. Click Load.

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If changes are made to the report filters, the Load button changes to Refresh. Click Refresh to update the report once the filter(s) are changed.

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The History report displays the Pay Run in which the leave is being processed, the Employee, the From and To time frame of leave, the Staff Job, the Bucket Group from which leave is being taken, the Reason for leave, the Hours/Day being taken, Files & Comments, and the Origin.

The Hours/Day Total displays the total of the current page 1 while the Hours/Day Grand Total displays the total of hours for all 5 pages (all records).

9. Click the Files & Comments button to view any attached files and posted comments.

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10. Click Manual Sub Allocation to view and/or edit the substitute costs. These allocations are used when your district processes a Leave Invoice from the vendor.

To edit the allocations, use the applicable pull-downs or split the percentage between two allocations by changing the Percentage and adding another allocations. You can split the allocations between two or more allocations as long as they all equal 100%. Click the white X when finished to close the pop-up window.

In order to edit the sub allocations, the permission “Edit Sub Allocation History” must be enabled via the Payroll tab of Setup > Profiles, which controls the charging of substitute costs.

Adding Leave for Substitutes

The Substitute tab allows users to enter substitutes' time for payroll. For information about leave setup, see Human Resources > Leave Maintenance.

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Leave tab.

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4. Click the Substitute tab.

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The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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5. Select the Leave Request from the pull-down.

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6. Click Load.

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If you change the Leave Request, click Refresh.

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7. To record a substitue for the leave request submitted, use the empty row and start entering data.

8. Select the Substitute from the pull-down.

9. Select the Sub Job from the pull-down, if more than one job has been assigned to the substitute.

10. The Date Worked defaults to the date of leave requested by the employee, but you can change the date as needed.

11. The Hours/day defaults to the number of hours assigned for the sub job but can also be edited as needed.

12. Press the Enter key to save the line of data.

Once saved, the following columns automatically populate: accounting strip (Facility, Department, Fund, etc.) and Percent.

13. Edit the accounting strip, as needed.

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14. You can also edit the Percent if you need to split the allocation between multiple accounts. To split the allocation between two accounts, enter the percentage to be paid by the first one, such as 70 percent. Then, click the green plus sign in the last column.

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Enter the second accounting strip and ensure the percentages are equal to 100 percent; i.e. 70% + 30% = 100%.

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To delete an entry, click the delete button (red minus sign).

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Adding Misc Pay

The Misc Pay tab allows users to enter miscellaneous pay, such as leave pay outs, money granted for supplies, etc. Misc Pay entails any kind of payment made to employees outside of their contract.

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Misc Pay tab.

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4. Click the Current tab to add an entry.

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The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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5. Enter the Title and the Code to create a batch.

6. Press Enter to save the batch.

7. Click View Batch.

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Upon selecting a batch, a pop-up displays where you can enter misc pay for an employee.

8. Select the Employee from the pull-down.

9. Select the employee's Job from the pull-down assigned via Human Resources > Employee. If the employee performs more than one job, you can select the applicable job from the pull-down.

10. Enter the number of Hours to be paid for misc pay.

11. Enter the Rate of pay per hour.

12. The Amount calculates automatically based on the Hours and the Rate entered.

13. Select the applicable Supplement from the pull-down for state reporting.

14. Select Yes or No from the FICA pull-down to indicate whether FICA should be deducted when processing misc pay.

15. Select Yes or No from the Ret pull-down to indicate whether retirement should be deducted when processing misc pay.

16. Select Yes or No from the Ins pull-down to indicate whether insurance should be deducted when processing misc pay.

17. Select Yes or No from the Ftax pull-down to indicate whether federal taxes should be deducted when processing misc pay.

18. Select Yes from the NonCash pull-down to indicate that you are reducing wages to fix an error in deductions.

19. Enter any Notes in the provided text box.

20. Select the applicable accounting strip from the element pull-downs, such as Fund, Function, Object, etc.

21. Enter the Percent that will be paid from the selected accounting strip.

22. Press the Enter key to save the misc pay entry.

23. If you entered anything less than 100 Percent to be paid out from the selected accounting strip, click the green plus sign to assign a percentage to be paid from a different accounting strip.

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You can click the green plus sign as many times as needed to divide pay between multiple accounting strips.

24. Click Files & Comments to attach files and add comments that pertain to misc pay.

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As indicated in the Files section, drag files directly into the box to attach documents or click the Select button to browse for files. There is also a Scan File button next to the Select button for direct scanning. Click the Scan File button; this will prompt you to download Dynamsoft. This is a one-time download that allows you to attach files directly from your scanner. In doing so, you will bypass saving the file to your computer first.

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To add a comment, type the comment in the text box. Then, click the Post button. Note: Once a comment is posted, it cannot be deleted or edited.

a. Click the white X to close the Files & Comments pop-up window.

To delete a leave entry, click the delete button (red minus sign).

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26. Click the white X to close the batch pop-up window.

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The Hours, Amount, and Count fields populate based on misc pay entries made. The Hours and Amount fields display the totals, and the Count displays the number of entries made.

The last row displays the Total for each column per page, and the Grand Total for all pages (applicable if there are multiple pages of batches).

27. Edit the title and code of batches by clicking the Title text box and the Code pull-down.

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Delete a batch by clicking the delete button (red minus sign).

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Deleting a batch also deletes all batch entries.

Viewing Misc Pay History

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Misc Pay tab.

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4. To view a history or misc pay, click the History tab.

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The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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5. Select the Staff Member(s) for which history is to be viewed from the corresponding pull-down. The pull-down defaults to All Staff Members but can be changed, as needed.

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6. Enter a Date Range to specify a time frame of records.

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7. Select the Fiscal Year for which the records are to be pulled. The year defaults to the current year.

8. Click Load.

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If changes are made to the report filters, the Load button changes to Refresh. Click Refresh to update the report once the filter(s) are changed.

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The History report displays the batch Title, the Pay Run where the misc pay was distributed, the Code, the Hours entered per batch, the Amount paid per batch, and the Count of records per batch.

The Totals displays the total of the current page for the Hours, Amount, and Count columns while the Grand Total displays the total of for each column for all pages (all records), if multiple pages are present.

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9. Click the View Batch button to view batch details, such as Pay Run, Employee, Job, Hours, etc.

10. From the pop-up window, you can also view attached files and posted comments by clicking the Files & Comments button.

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Assigning Payroll Runs

The Assign Run tab allows users to assign payroll entries made on each tab, such as timecard, overtime, etc. to a payroll run via Payroll > Run Payroll where payment will be carried out.

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Assign Run tab.

The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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4. Select the Type of pay run, such as Timecard, Overtime, Misc Pay, etc. Note: The additional filters depend on the Type selected; for example, selecting Timecard allows you to select Staff Member(s) and enter a Date Range, while selecting Misc Pay only allows you to select Staff Member(s).

5. Select the Staff Member(s) for which history is to be viewed from the corresponding pull-down. The pull-down defaults to All Staff Members but can be changed, as needed.

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6. Enter a Date Range to specify a time frame of records.

7. Click Load.

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8. Select the Assign Run Code from the pull-down to determine which payroll run will be used to pay for the timecard hours (in the example shown below).

9. Select the Update check box for all corresponding records to be paid via the select payroll run or click Select All to select all records at once.

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10. Click Assign Run to attach the entry to the existing payroll run via Payroll > Run Payroll.

The following type entries displays on the following tabs via Payroll > Run Payroll once assigned: Timecard: Timecards; Overtime: Overtime; Leave: Leave; Substitute Leave: Subs; Misc Pay: Misc Pay.

11. Click Revert to remove an entry from the select payroll run.

In the pop-up window, review entries add to the select payroll run and click Revert as needed where applicable. If a payroll run has always been finalized, it cannot be reverted.

Clicking Revert puts the timecard entry back on the Assign Run tab to be assigned again.

Adding Restrictions

The Restriction tab allows users to restrict specific employees to select limited facilities from the Manager Facility pull-down upon viewing the School/Department Payroll Entry screen. This is a security feature, which works in conjunction with facility permission given via Setup > Accounting Strips. The restriction tab must be enabled via Setup > Profiles.

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Restriction tab.

The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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The Restriction tab displays the Employee, Can View Responsible Facility (the facilities that will display in the Manager Facility pull-down for this employee), Can View Flex Facility Employees (employees linked to all facilities), Last Updated By, and Last Updated At.

4. To add a restriction, start by entering information in the top row.

5. Select the Employee from the corresponding pull-down.

6. Select the facilities the employee should have access to when on the School/Department Payroll Entry screen from the Can View Responsible Facility pull-down. The facilities selected from this pull-down will display in the Manager Facility for selection.

7. Select the Can View Flex Facility Employees check box if the employee selected should have access to employees that are linked to all facilities, not just the facilites selected.

8. Press the Enter key to save the line of data.

Once saved, the line turns blue and the delete button (red minus sign) displays.

9. You also have the ability to make changes to existing restrictions. Click the Employee pull-down or the Can View Responsible Facility pull-down to change the selection. Select the Can View Flex Facility Employees check box or clear the selected check box, as needed.

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Click the delete button (red minus sign) to remove a restriction.

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Adding Permissions

The Permissions tab allows users to assign employees/users to override accounting strip permissions established via Setup > Accounting Strips for select facilities.

1. From the Payroll menu, click School/Department Payroll Entry.

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2. Select the Manager Facility from the pull-down.

3. Click the Permissions tab.

The current payroll Run information displays on all tabs, which includes the Run title and Pay Date. Hover over the i icon with the computer mouse for the Fiscal Year and Run Date.

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4. To add new permissions, enter information in the top row.

5. Select the employee or user from the Employee pull-down.

The Employee pull-down displays all users including those that are not employees. Users that are not employees are added via SIS > Users > Add a User.

6. Select the facilities for which the employee/user should have permission from the Facility pull-down.

7. Select the Can View Flex check box if the selected employee should have access to employees that are linked to all facilities, not just the facilities selected.

8. Press Enter to save the permission.

Once saved, the line turns blue and the delete button (red minus sign) displays.

9. You also have the ability to make changes to existing permissions. Click the Employee pull-down or the Facility pull-down to change the selection. Select the Can View Flex check box or clear the selected check box, as needed.

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Click the delete button (red minus sign) to remove a permission.

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