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Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date: November 20, 2000

 Bulletin No. 212 

Subject Changes to the General Deduction Table
Purpose To explain an automatic update on the general deduction panels and a new error message (Invalid Calculation Routine For This Deduction Code).
Affected Employees All employees with active deductions who have the wrong calculation routine on the general deduction table
Effective Date

November 18, 2000

OSC Actions


OSC will automatically insert a row with the correct calculation routine for all employees who currently have an active general deduction code with the wrong calculation routine. A new edit has been established so the correct calculation routine must be selected before a transaction can be saved on the general deduction panel. (Note all the calculation routines will still appear in the drop down box).
Agency Actions When adding or changing an existing deduction code for an employee, the agency must choose the correct calculation routine. If the wrong calculation routine is chosen for a given deduction code, the message Invalid Calculation Routine For This Deduction Code will appear.

Also, when flat amount is entered as the calculation routine for a deduction, the agency must enter the correct amount to be taken in the flat/addl amount field. There is no edit on the dollar amount entered by the agency when the calculation routine is Flat Amount.

Questions Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Deductions mailbox.