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Create Pay Cycles

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Step 1: Go to ‘Full Payroll Menu’

  • Navigate under to Setup
  • Click ‘Pay Cycles’
  • Click  ‘Pay Cycle Periods’
  • Click  ‘Create Pay Cycle Periods’

Step 2: Fill in information accordingly

  • Period Type = choose pay frequency
  • First Period of Year Based On: = choose “Payment Date”
  • Starting Date = period begin date
  • No. of Periods = number of weeks to create calendar  (usually 2 years-worth)
    — 104 for Weekly
    — 52 for Bi-Weekly
    — 48 for Semi-Monthly
    — 24 for Monthly
  • Payment Date Formula from Pay Cycle End Date = number of days after period end date
    — 6D  (Ex. Period end date is Saturday; pay date is Friday)
    — 5D  (Ex. Period end date is Saturday; pay date is Thursday)
    — -5D  (Ex. Monthly payroll paying for entire month, but pay date is the 25th of the same month)
    — Etc.
  • Posting Date Formula from Pay Cycle End Date = number of days after period end date
    — 6D  (Ex. period end date is Saturday; posting date is Friday)
    — 5D  (Ex. period end date is Saturday; posting date is Thursday)
    — -5D  (Ex. Monthly payroll paying for entire month, but posting date is the 25th of the same month)
    — Etc.

Step 3: Click ‘OK’

To Update/Correct Dates in a Pay Cycle:

Step 1: Open the ‘Pay Cycle Periods’ screen

Step 2: Click in the appropriate field

Step 3: Update the info

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Last Review:      6/10/2021 – Revision: 0.0

Key Words: Pay, Cycles

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