Allow Edit of Employee "Pay Rates" codes to utilize new longer character codes
Would like “function” or “Edit” option in Employee Maint Screen to update the employee numeric "Pay Rates" codes to utilize longer code with alpha-characters. Here’s why: since employees can now have DEFAULT hours, when changing/entering hours under different Pay Rate Codes in Denali FUND “Prepare Payroll” you can NOT see the Description to know which one you're entering hours/pay under. You can see the “Pay Rate Code” on Entry screen AND it also prints on Paycheck stubs . We were told can change it now in the SQL Management Studio though SQL table, but it doesn’t change on any historical information. Easier entry if have employees getting paid from multiple FUNDS [Cities with General, Utilities, Pool, etc.] so they are using multiple pay rates so this would be SUPER if could change.
Lynette Prasko commented
I need to clarify...In CMS Pro the Pay Rate Codes allowed were only numeric "1" - "2" - etc. and so (as a BP) all our users that have converted from PRO, do not get the 5 character alpha codes you now allow in Denali. For new Denali customers, this is great - 5 character length is fine. The problem is with PRO CONVERSIONS, we can't change the "1" to "ADMIN" or "2" to "WATER" etc. on the EXISTING, CONVERTED Pay Rate Codes (these would also help identify Program Codes/Dept. used for that pay rate). The description would help on pay entry screen, but still wouldn't print for employees on pay stubs (which currently prints code). I do think it would also be a helpful feature for all users because as Pay Codes are added, might be useful to change some existing codes.
We intentionally kept the pay rate codes short to keep the entry process quick. Would it help to put the pay rate description on the pay rate entry screen?