I need to run a payroll on Thursday due to the BH weekend. We estimated an advance for our last fortnightly because furlough was still new. I've been watching this group & the release notes and I cannot tell if I have missed some fundamental guidance. Forgive me if I have.
1) Functionality exists to furlough team in HR but this has no actual impact on payroll and nor does the ability to bulk-furlough yet exist. Is that correct? If so, whilst it feels a "nice to have" on the HR records, I will wait for bulk upload because it isn't going to help me get my payroll correct which is the more pressing issue than the HR records. Please confirm that I am not missing something here and when bulk upload is expected.
2) How are you anticipating that we use the system to calculate the correct furlough sums, particularly for flexible team. The change in holiday calcs to 52 weeks is helpful (perhaps) but would need combination with the av days/week to give day rate as holiday system does to be used for furlough calcs. It's also only an approximation for the HMRC guidance which I read as being April to Feb inclusive. Or are you suggesting we use average payroll. Again, I can find no guidance on best practice or whether a system is being built or a manual workaround is suggested. Please provide us with recommended reports to run, even if it's just as a temporary approximation.
3) Is the plan to build an HMRC export or should we plan to do this manually? If its manual, that's fine, but tell us please as we will start keeping records.
What chances to do I have of clarity on these before Thursday? I cannot believe everyone isn’t in the same boat, but if not, please can the community tell me what I am missing! I’m happy to do the work, but I just don’t want to do it twice because I guess what to do the first time and then find a better way. I do feel like this must be something in the communities page and perhaps I simply cannot find it.
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