﻿ Bases for valuation of averages (Payroll Accounting)

## Bases for valuation of averages

Collective agreements often contain rules stating that absences are to be remunerated using an average from past months. In the following steps, you set the rules required. To carry out valuation by the principle of averages, you must first decide the following:

• How many periods are to be used to calculate the average value?
• Can a period be irrelevant to mean value analysis? (e.g. if an employee has unpaid leave for the entire period).
• What is the maximum number of periods to be used to calculate averages in such cases?
• What types of absence are to trigger average pay?
• What does the form for the calculation of averages values look like?
• Which values should be calculated for the new employees in the first month, if no historical value for the calculation of an average value is available?
• Should an average value be adjusted when pay is changed (e.g. after a standard pay increase)?
• Which wage types are included in an average value?

Standard settings

Three sample entries are delivered:

These entries can be found in client 000. Other entries are also planned for further functions in HR.

• Amounts and hours are collected from 3 previous periods for calculation rule 1. In the final processing, the average value is calculated by dividing the amount by the hours. All of the periods are relevant.
• The calculation is extended to 6 previous periods in calculation rule 2.
• The same data is used in calculation rule 10 as in rule 1. This calculation rule is accessed with specification A, in processing class 15 which is part of the rule Special processing for the valuation of wage types. This specification leads to a special processing in this rule. A check is run to see whether the absence started in the previous period or whether it extends into the following period. In this case the average value already calculated is used from the previous period, or the average value which is calculated in the period is stored in the results table in order to be used in the following period.

Activities

Familiarise yourself with the overview about the possibilities of how to create the pay scale rules in the system. Please refer to a description of individual and essential steps in the following chapters.

You can edit this part either according to wage types or as a whole. When editing each infotype separately please perform all steps until adjusting each wage type in the payroll procedure. The adjustment should occur altogether.

You can create the personnel rules and the rules (calculation, cumulation, adjustment) for all wage types in all chapters if you process all data at the same time.