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Payroll Distributions – Creating and Editing

Directive Statement

This directive establishes the proper methods of entering and managing new and existing payroll distributions.

Reason for Directive

New distributions are required when an employee is first hired or is rehired on a different employee record number.  A new distribution is also necessary if there is a transfer to a new department as well as at the beginning of a new fiscal year.

Who must comply?

All UF departments.

Enter Distributions in myUFL

  1. Prior to entering a distribution, verify the employee’s Job Data in myUFL

Note: If Job Data is still “pending” a distribution will be able to be entered

  1. Navigate to: Main Menu -> Human Resources -> Workforce Administration -> Job Information -> Job Data
  2. In Job Data, ensure you choose the correct employee record number
  3. Verify the information in Job Data reflects where the employee has been hired
    • Employee record
    • Department
    • Effective start date
  4. If the information is incorrect, a distribution cannot be entered until the ePAF is corrected
  5. If all information is correct, create a distribution following the steps in the UF HR Toolkit – Create a New Department Budget Table for a New Hire
  6. Save all distributions created in the Department Budget Table

Grant Distributions after a Project’s End Date

  1. Ensure that projects are active and not expired by verifying the Grant dates
  2. Look for an alternative source of funding (different combination code) if there is no extension indicated
  3. Use the alternate combination code to charge salaries temporarily until the extension is approved
  4. Once the extension is approved and funds are transferred, create a Retro for any salaries charged to the temporary combination code

To clear a negative balance for the present EAC, perform a Retro for the distribution.

Cross-College Distributions

Distributions are set up based on employee’s home department and funding source; you will be able to view only employees under your department and those for whom you have security to view.

  1. To view employees in another department with whom you are collaborating, request that the home department provide you with the UF_KA_Budgeting_Inquiry role

Temporary and 9/10-Month Employees

 When hiring a temporary, 9- or 10-month employee, you will still distribute for the entire year.

Please note that a distribution only indicates where to charge a payroll expense and does not calculate a check for the employee.  Therefore, the 9- or 10-month employee’s salary only gets charged against the distribution when there is active job data that applies to that distribution

  1. Post a distribution for 9- and 10-month employees from hire date through the end of the fiscal year, as the short work break constitutes continued employment
  2. Ensure that job data is updated using the steps in the UF HR Toolkit – Short Work Break to reflect the short work break and return to work

Generate Payroll Distributions for Prior Employees

The Prior Employees in Commitment Accounting instruction guide provides tips to complete a payroll distribution for a prior employee.

Definitions

Combination Code

A Combination Code is a 7- or 9-digit number created by General Accounting (GA) used in the Commitment Accounting department budget table module.  It represents the complete unique ChartField combination (cost center) for the General Ledger (GL). Combination Codes are used to distribute all payroll charges such as salary and additional pay.  A Combination Code is any valid combination of Chartfields, but all Combination Codes must have at minimum: Department ID, Fund, Program Code and Budget Reference. [Back to Top]

Distributions

Distributions are part of commitment accounting, and are used to identify the funding source for an employee. [Back to Top]

Last Revised

6/21/2019: reviewed content

Resources

Payroll Cost Corrections – “Retros” (Payroll Cost Transfers)

Prior Employees in Commitment Accounting Instruction Guide

Verifying the Grant Dates

Toolkits

UF HR Toolkit – Commitment Accounting

UF HR Toolkit – Job and Position Actions

UF HR Toolkit – Electronic Personnel Action Form (ePAF) Types and Purpose

Contacts

Payroll Services: (352) 392-1231

Contracts & Grants: (352) 392-1265