Setting Up Length of Service Bands
Use the Accrual Bands window to define length of service bands for an accrual plan.
Define the accrual plan for which you are entering length of service bands.
To set up length of service bands for a PTO plan:
1. For each length of service band applicable to this plan, establish the band's duration by making an entry in the To field. The first band starts from zero years of service. If it extends for five years, enter 5 in the To field. The system then sets the From field for the second band at 5, as the second band starts after five years of service.
For the last band you enter, in order to cover all participants with any length of service beyond the band's From entry, enter 99 in the To field. For example, if your bands cover service of 0-5 years, 5-10 years and 10+ years, the third band's From and To entries should be 10 and 99.
If length of service is not relevant for this plan, define one band only for it, with a From entry of 0 and a To entry of 99.
2. For each band, enter In the Yearly Accrual field the number of hours or days that participants whose length of service falls into this band can accrue each year. For example, if plan participants accrue 80 hours of vacation per year during their first five years of service (band 0 - 5), enter 80 in the Yearly Accrual field.
3. If a band does not permit participants to carry unused accrued time over to the next year, leave the Accrual Carryover field blank. Otherwise, enter in this field the maximum number of accrued, unused hours or days that participants at this band may carry forward.
4. If a band has no ceiling that limits the total number of hours or days participants at this band can accrue at any one time, leave the Ceiling field blank. Otherwise, enter the ceiling number for the band.
When you do this, the system generates three new elements for the plan, one to represent the plan and one each to hold carried over and residual amounts of accrued, unused PTO. Define for these elements, the same links as those of the plan's absence element.
Linking the Accrual Plan Elements