Autumn 2021

Back Pay Column, Pay Adjustments Screen

The Back Pay column is a relatively recent addition to the Pay Adjustments screen. Its purpose is to highlight any adjustments that Affinity considers to be a value-only back payment. If you see Y in this column, the units will not be added to either worked hours or the YTD units for the pay element, and the system will not adjust any normally applicable leave balances. If you see N or blank in this column, Affinity will process the units.

For more information about pay adjustments, press F1 to open the help centre and search ‘pay adjustments screen’.

Reference Column, Employee Masterfile

The Reference column stores information about each of the regular allowances and deductions that have been set up for an employee. This can be anything, but more importantly, the reference identifies payments like court fines and child support to external organisations such as the ATO and Inland Revenue. And if SUPR01 is present in an Australia-based employee’s masterfile, it is essential that their fund member is stored here.

For more information about this column (and regular employee allowances and deductions) press F1 to open the help centre and search ‘reference ID’.

Date Returned Column, Employee Miscellaneous Details Screen

For all company assets and equipment issued to an employee, this column records the dates when items were returned. When terminating Australia-based employees, the Termination Wizard will list all unreturned items and will not complete the termination until a return date for each is entered in this screen.

For more information about this column (and other miscellaneous employee details you can record) press F1 to open the help centre and search ‘issued’.

Period-End-Date Paid, Leave History Masterfile

Another recent addition, the Period-End-Date Paid column shows the last period-end date when leave was (or will be) processed and paid.

Cool Tricks with Columns

For more information about sorting information in columns and other tricks, press F1 to open the help centre and search ‘search records’.