Select from the available options to configure your account for the pay period your organization operates on to synchronize the time and attendance reporting with your pay cycle. There can only be one pay period per account. All the most common pay period options are offered in uAttend so you can choose the one that best matches your needs.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before adjusting this setting, it's advisable to download or export timecards or reports. This setting impacts all pay periods, past and future, so retaining old data ensures accuracy. After adjusting the setting, recalculate the timecards to update them with new information or apply the changes.
Let's take a look a the different types of pay periods available in uAttend, and some of the key distinctions between them.
- A weekly pay period has a duration of seven days.
- There are 52 pay cycles a year using a weekly pay period.
- A Weekly pay period can most easily align with the workweek setting in your account, and potentially the simplest combination regarding the most common types of overtime.
- A Bi-Weekly pay period has a duration of 14 days, with each pay period ending on different calendar days every other week.
- There are 26 pay cycles a year using a bi-weekly pay period.
- Since 2, 7-day workweeks can be aligned and completed within a bi-weekly pay period, overtime calculations can be easily understood.
- Semi-Monthly pay periods conclude on fixed calendar dates each month, for example, the 1st and the 15th.
- There are 24 pay cycles each year using a semi-monthly pay period.
- Because semi-monthly pay periods conclude on fixed calendar dates each month, and workweeks conclude different calendar dates each month, there can be some overlap. This may result in a balance of overtime to carry over into the next pay period. While this can be a bit tricky of a concept, it is correct, however, we strongly recommend that you perform your due diligence to ensure compliance within your municipality or industry.
To configure the pay period in your account, follow these steps. :
- When logged in as Administrator, click on the Settings tab
- Click Edit on the Pay Period line
- Select an option from the drop-down menu
- Click Save