Assign Deductions and Liabilities to a Craft
You can assign deductions and liabilities to a craft using the Dedns/Liabs tab in PR Crafts.
This tab should only include deductions and liabilities required by the craft. Federal, state, city, insurance, and personal deductions and liabilities should not be set up here. Deductions and liabilities from PR Crafts are always applied, but rates can be overridden at the class, craft template, and/or craft class template levels.
The following instructions detail how to assign deductions and liabilities to a craft.
If you have created a pre-tax deduction and want to assign it at the craft/class/template levels, you must first add the pre-tax deduction to the Dedns/Liabs tab in PR Crafts. Once you add the pre-tax deduction to PR Crafts, you can then specify overrides in PR Craft Templates, PR Craft Classes, or PR Craft Class Templates. If you attempt to add a pre-tax deduction to the Dedns/Liabs tab for one of the these forms without adding it to PR Crafts, the system will display a warning and prevents you from entering the deduction.
- In PR Crafts, select the craft for which to set up deductions and liabilities.
- Select the Dedns/Liabs tab.
- In the DL
Code field, enter the deduction/liability code that is required
for this craft or press F4 to select from a list of
The system defaults values in the Description, Type, and Method fields.Note: Liabilities that will be included in the capped basis for a craft must also be set up on the Dedns/Liabs tab in PR Crafts, PR Craft Classes, PR Craft Template, PR Craft Class Templates, or PR Employee Dedns/Liabs; otherwise, the system will not include them in basis calculations. For more information, see Setting Capped Codes and Limits.
- If the calculation
method is V (variable), in the Factor field, enter the
earnings factor that applies to this craft. For all other calculation methods,
the factor is set to 0.000000 and cannot be changed. In the Old
Rate field, enter the old rate for the deduction or liability
code. The system will use this rate for timecards entered prior to the date
specified in the Effective Date field (Info
tab). You can override this rate at the craft template level. In the New Rate
field, enter the new rate for the deduction or liability code. The system will
use this rate for timecards entered on or after the date specified in the
Effective Date field (Info tab). You can override this rate at
the craft template level.
In the Vendor field, enter the vendor to use for this deduction or liability or leave blank to use the vendor specified for the craft on the Info tab. You will typically do this if you need to print a separate check for each employee paid benefit within the union.
If no vendor is specified on the Info tab, the system will use the vendor assigned to this deduction/liability in PR Deductions/Liabilities.
- If you did not specify a vendor for this craft (on the Info tab), the system uses the vendor assigned to the deduction/liability in PR Deductions/Liabilities. Save the record.