An accrual leave code calculates based upon hours worked on selected pay code(s). The system will always calculate leave accruals if a selected pay code is processed through payroll for the employee. The accrual calculation is designed to give an employee a certain number of hours for every one hour worked. However, Comprehensive Leave Manager does allow flexibility in the set up to enable you to always calculate a certain number of hours regardless of the hours worked on the pay code.
A lump sum leave code gives an employee a specified amount on a specified date. Once a lump sum has processed for a specific date, it would not reprocess for the same date. The system waits until the next posting date to process and give the employee more available time. Typically, a lump sum leave code is used when you want to give an employee a certain number of hours regardless of if they worked or how many hours they worked.
Lump sums are a great option for a yearly accrual. For example, every year the company provides an employee 80 hours on their anniversary or on January 1.