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USPS Updates. March 2007 Release. General. Updated tax related tables Federal withholding tables Federal withholding allowance amounts EIC Payment Social Security tax wage base Validation on Country code updated All country codes added will be validated. Adjustments to Leave Balances.

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usps updates

USPS Updates

March 2007 Release

general
General
  • Updated tax related tables
    • Federal withholding tables
    • Federal withholding allowance amounts
    • EIC Payment
    • Social Security tax wage base
  • Validation on Country code updated
    • All country codes added will be validated
adjustments to leave balances
Adjustments to Leave Balances
  • Software changes were made to begin tracking of leave balance changes
    • USPSCN/ATDSCN
    • USPSCN/BENSCN
    • BENACC
adjustments to leave balances1
Adjustments to Leave Balances
  • Any program that modifies a leave balance will print on the AUDRPT
    • Included with the BEN selection as well as ‘all’ (blank)
    • Can’t identify what program made the change, just the leave balance was modified
    • Logic will tell you what program might have changed it
      • Reduction in balance indicates delete of AC in ATDSCN, AB entry was added in ATDSCN, BENACC ran with a negative in the accumulation value
        • AB added will be paired with ‘Adj to leave entry’
      • Increase in balance indicates BENACC accumulation ran or ATDSCN AB entry was deleted
        • AB deletion will be paired with ‘Adj to leave entry’
adjustments to leave balances audrpt
Adjustments to Leave BalancesAUDRPT

Enter BEN or leave blank

adjustments to leave balances audrpt1
Adjustments to Leave BalancesAUDRPT

Decrease in balance and increase adj

indicates ‘add’ in ATDSCN

Increase in balance

with no other ‘adj’

entry is from BENACC

adjustments to leave balances audrpt2
Adjustments to Leave BalancesAUDRPT

Decrease in balance and increase adj

indicates ‘add’ in ATDSCN

Increase in balance and decrease adj

indicates ‘delete’in ATDSCN

Decrease in balance

and increase adj

indicates ‘add’ in ATDSCN

new field added
New Field Added
  • A new field was added to hold the State Assigned Credential ID
    • Is visible in DEMSCN and BIOSCN of USPSCN
      • Validations will include
        • First 2 characters must be alpha
        • Remaining must be numeric
new field credential id
New Field/Credential ID
  • New 1 time use - USPS program
    • If the EMIS credential ID is blank, the ODE alternate ID file will be read and the state assigned ID will be placed in the EMIS credential ID field
  • After 1 time program is ran, district will have to enter the EMIS credential ID for new staff
usps id fields
USPS ID Fields
  • SSN
    • Employee SSN
  • Employee ID
    • District assigned employee ID
    • May be employee SSN
  • EMIS ID
    • May be the state assigned ID
    • May be blank
  • Credential ID
    • Must be the state assigned ID for certificated staff
emis id fields
EMIS ID Fields
  • EMIS reported ID
    • Included on extraction file
    • Prior to credential ID, this was the SSN if the EMIS ID in USPS was blank
  • Credential ID
    • Required for reporting starting with February ’07 cycle
new field credential id1
New Field/Credential ID
  • USPEMS changes
    • The user will be prompted for the ID to place on the report and file for the EMIS Reported ID
      • If the EMIS ID in USPS is blank, options will be
        • Report the SSN
        • Report the district assigned Employee ID
        • Report the credential ID
new field credential id2
New Field/Credential ID
    • It is imperative the user select the option that matches the ID the district has used in their student software for certificated staff
  • The credential ID from USPS will always be placed in the credential ID field on the extraction file
new field credential id3
New Field/Credential ID
  • If credential ID is blank
    • Field will be “*” filled and reported to EMIS as such
    • Likely the situation for all classified staff
new reporting cycle
New Reporting Cycle
  • Reporting cycle “C” added
    • February 2007
  • USPEMS Changes
    • New reporting cycle selection option will be added
    • All staff records will be extracted
    • EMIS aggregations will process only those records needed for the CTAE requirements
benacc
BENACC
  • ACCRUAL
    • Defaults to projection option always and not the last entered
  • RESET
    • Defaults to projection option always and not the last entered
uspload dedscn
USPLOAD/DEDSCN
  • Board error adjustment field can be loaded
    • BOARD_ERROR_ADJ
  • Employee error adjustment field can be loaded
    • ERROR_ADJ
  • Advance error adjustment field can be loaded
    • ADV_ERROR_ADJ
uspload
USPLOAD
  • DEDNAM
    • Added new SUPPRESS_SSN_ID field
  • BIOSCN
    • Added credential ID
  • JOBSCN
    • Added supervisor ID
maschg masenot
MASCHG/MASENOT
  • Includes employee email address on the report
    • Report is now 132 columns wide
maschg masinc
MASCHG/MASINC
  • Modified to allow a user with PPS access into the program to increment years of experience
audrpt
AUDRPT
  • Modified to always make the default option the ‘demand’ report
osdirpt
OSDIRPT
  • Includes OSDI changes effective January 1
    • Details can be found at
      • http://tax.ohio.gov/divisions/school_district_income/index.stm
      • Choosing the ‘map’ option
paydir
PAYDIR
  • Added option to include the employee ID rather than SSN on ACH submission file
    • Districts should contact direct deposit processing bank to determine if they require the SSN or if the district assigned ID can be used
      • Y = Omit SSN from files (leaves field blank)
      • N = No not omit SSN from file
      • R = Replace SSN with district assigned employee ID
payded
PAYDED
  • Added option to include the employee ID rather than SSN on ACH submission file for HSA deduction amounts
    • Districts should contact processing bank to determine if they require the SSN or if the district assigned ID can be used
uspsdat dednam
USPSDAT/DEDNAM
  • Added option to each deduction for printing of SSN/ID information on PAYDED report
    • S or blank = Always print SSN
    • I = Always print district assigned Employee ID
    • N = Print nothing, always leave blank
  • Initial default will be to print SSN as previous behavior would have been
payded2
PAYDED
  • Based on the DEDNAM flag for that deduction code, PAYDED will decide what to include in the Employee ID column on the report
    • Word of warning: If the district sorts by SSN/ ID and a deduction code is flagged to leave the SSN/ID blank, the records will be listed in the SSN/ID order even though the field on the report is blank
uspsdat dnamrpt
USPSDAT/DNAMRPT
  • Added new flag for optionally suppressing the SSN and employee ID from the PAYDED reports to the DNAMRPT
uspsdat dednam2
USPSDAT/DEDNAM
  • Added warning for mismatch of annuity type
    • When adding an ANN deduction type, if the annuity type “H” is selected a warning will be issued
      • USPS only supports annuity type “H” when using the ADOP deduction type, which is a special annuity
uspscn demscn1
USPSCN/DEMSCN
  • Changed description of “Degree Major” to “ECE Qualification”
payrollcd
PAYROLLCD
  • Modified to copy the PAYFORM.TXT
  • Modified to copy PAYDED.DAT
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UDMS
  • EMPLOYEES view
    • Added Credential ID field
usprpt
USPRPT
  • SURCHG
    • Modified report to always default to a blank fiscal year
    • User will always have to enter a value
  • EMPMST
    • Added credential ID field to report
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W2C
  • Changed for new area on W2C form for employee’s name suffix
  • Allows an “X” to print if incorrect SSN box needs to be checked
  • Added information for designated Roth IRAs
    • 401(k)
    • 403(b)
w2proc
W2PROC
  • Modified so a user with read only payroll access can run W2PROC from the MENU
    • Previously they could run it interactive but not the MENU
problems corrected

Problems Corrected

March 2007 Release

payrollcd1
PAYROLLCD
  • Corrected issue that prevented PAYDED reports from being copied when only a board share was processed in the program
  • Group deduction checks will now be include on the CHKSTS reports created
w2proc1
W2PROC
  • Corrected a problem that prevented HSA amounts from showing in box 12 when there was no employee share withheld, there was only board share contributions reportable on the W2 form
w2proc2
W2PROC
  • Changed W2PROC to always create the normal name tokens when it would have created only a shortened name token. This happened for employees with long names.
    • Should allow laser software to print names correctly
technical updates

Technical Updates

March 2007 Release

new field credential id4
New Field/Credential ID
  • New field was added to USPEMP.LIB/USPEMP.IDX file
    • Added from existing filler space
    • 9 characters long
  • EMPLOYEE_REC
new fields added
New Fields Added
  • DEDNAM.LIB
  • DEDUCTION_NAMES
    • Added new field from filler space for the flag to allow suppressing of the SSN or employee ID
    • Added designated Roth IRA field from filler space
odjfstr
ODJFSTR
  • Modified so the program looks in the default directory location, SYS$DISK, for the appended file rather than where OECN$DTA
payrollcd2
PAYROLLCD
  • Corrected a problem that caused a SYMDUMP.TXT file to be created needlessly
new file added to usps
New File Added to USPS
  • USPKEYS.IDX
    • Will be used to store cross reference keys for various data files in USPS
      • First use will be for supervisor ID lookups
    • Update save procedures to include this new file
    • Update access control lists to include this new file
usps0703 com
USPS0703.COM
  • Command procedure that builds the USPKEYS.IDX file
  • Command procedure executes USPS00 which will create the file and populate
  • Should be ran against all districts after install of March release
  • After installation, the file will maintain itself and used internally
adjustments to leave balances2
Adjustments to Leave Balances
  • Districts with users who run only ATDSCN may require special updates so those restricted accounts have access to the USPAUD.SEQ file now
    • ACL changes
    • Protection changes, etc.