Suggestion: If you are defining elements for information only, aim to define recurring elements with standard links and default values. This reduces your manual data input requirements to a minimum.
If an element is nonrecurring, or if you have enabled multiple entries for a recurring element, you cannot define standard links. This means you must make a manual entry of the element. You can make entries individually or in a batch, for fast data entry.
Values you enter for a recurring element remain effective for all subsequent processing periods until you change the element entry. A recurring element entry ends if the employee ceases to be eligible for the element, for example after a change of work assignment.
Any changes you make to individual entries are always corrections. There can be no history of element entries within a payroll period. However, the entries for each period (if any) are stored as history for an employee.
Note: Effective Start and End Dates for a nonrecurring entry are the dates of the pay period. As a result, employees must be assigned to a payroll before they can have nonrecurring element entries.
MIX for Batch Entry
Setting Your Effective Date