Setting Up Payment Sequences for a Pay Period

Set up payment sequences for a pay period to enable posting earnings.

Payment sequences represent a group of earnings that are processed and paid together. You can think of a payment sequence as a check. Employees can receive a check (or EFT payment) for each payment sequence in a pay period. For example, you can set up one sequence for regular earnings, another sequence for bonus checks, a sequence for layoff checks, and so forth.

You must set up at least one payment sequence per pay period. You can limit deduction and liabilities to calculate on the first pay sequence and direct automatic earnings to calculate on another pay sequence; therefore, it is important to set up the proper sequence numbers before processing a payroll.

Payroll > Programs > PR Pay Period Control

The following instructions detail how to add payment sequences to your pay period.

  1. From the Vista main menu, select Payroll > Programs > PR Pay Period Control
  2. Click on the Payment Sequences tab.
    Note: When you first access this tab after setting up a pay period, the grid automatically defaults an initial sequence in the grid with a description of "Sequence 1."
  3. In the Description field, enter the description of the payment sequence or accept the defaulted description.
    Tip: If you are entering multiple sequences, it is a good idea to give each sequence a clear description so that you can readily distinguish each one.
  4. Check the Bonus box if this is a bonus payment sequence, and you have set up any associated deductions to calculate as a rate of gross in PR Deductions and Liabilities. Click here for more information.
  5. If this is a bonus payment sequence, select the Bonus check box. For more information about this check box related to US and Canadian users, see the F1 help for this field.
  6. Check the OverrideDirDep box if you want to create checks for employees that normally receive an EFT payment. Employees that already receive checks are unaffected by this selection.
    Note: If you only want to override the direct deposit for a specific employee, override the payment method in PR Employees (select the Not Used option from the Direct Deposit section, Direct Deposit tab).
  7. If you want to create checks for employees who normally receive an EFT payment, select the OverrideDirDep check box. Employees that already receive checks are unaffected by this selection.
    Note: If you only want to override the direct deposit for a specific employee, select the Not Used Direct Deposit option in PR Employees, Direct Deposit tab.
  8. Click Save.