|Note payroll additional compensation procedure|
Effective for pay dates after June 1, 2008, all employees who receive additional compensation will receive that compensation as a separate deposit and will receive a separate direct deposit stub for those wages. This is necessary to assure that funds which pay additional wages do not get charged for the basic benefits, only taxes and retirement (if applicable). This method will allow all additional payments to be treated the same, regardless of employee type, or when the payment is made. Programmers are still working on a funding distribution process that would allow us to pay regular wages and additional compensation in one deposit, but it has not become a reality yet.
Potential issue: If you have requested a flat amount be deposited into a bank account different than your primary, the separate check will be deposited in the account(s) with the flat amount first (up to the flat amount requested) and any remaining balance will then be deposited into your primary account. Example: $100 to savings and the balance to your checking. If you had a separate check an additional $100 would be deposited to savings (or up to the amount of the check whichever is less) and the remainder would be deposited to your checking.
Recommended solution: Complete a new direct deposit form and list your primary bank with a flat dollar amount (use an estimate of what is usually deposited into your primary account for a normal check) and then list your savings or other account as the account for the balance of your check. Example: $900 to checking and the balance to savings -- if you had a separate check -- up to $900 would be deposited in your checking account and the balance would be deposited in savings.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. -- Pat Hanson, Payroll.