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Viewing an employee's entitlement balances

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The Entitlement section in the Payroll Details tab of an employee’s card displays the entitlement amounts that have been carried over from the previous payroll year, the entitlement amounts for the year to date, and the total entitlement amounts owing to the employee.

For example, an employee may have 40 hours of accrued annual leave carried over from the last payroll year. In the current financial year, the employee has accrued another 10 hours, but has taken 8 hours of annual leave. In the Entitlement section, Payroll Details tab of the employee’s card, 2 hours will be displayed in the Year-to-Date column and the Total column will display 42 hours.

The balance in the Year-to-Date column updates after you record the first pay in the new year.

To view an employee’s entitlement balances

If you need to adjust an employee's leave balance, see Adjusting leave entitlements.

  1. Click the Employee tab and select the employee. Click Edit. The Card Information window appears.

  2. Click the Payroll Details tab.

  3. Click Entitlements. This displays the total number of hours of each leave type an employee is entitled to take as of today. This is made up of leave adjustments, leave carried over from previous years and leave accrued in the current payroll year.

  4. Click OK, then click Close to return to the Card File command centre.

    Display entitlement balances on pay slips

    You can set a preference for this (Setup > Preferences > Reports & Forms tab > Include all YTD amounts and Entitlement Balances on Paycheque Stubs).


What reports can I run to confirm the accuracy of an entitlement balance?


The Entitlement Balance (Summary) and Entitlement Balance (Detail) reports show entitlement balances based on what has been processed through pay runs.
Access these reports via Reports > Index to Reports > Payroll > Entitlements.

Why is there a 'Difference' shown on the Entitlement Balance (Detail) report?


If there's a Difference shown on the Entitlement Balance (Detail) report, it means there's a difference between the entitlement balance from pay runs and the Pay History in the employee's card. This usually happens if the entitlement value has been manually changed in the employee's Pay History.

To identify the month where this may have occurred, run the Entitlement Balance (Detail) report for the current month, then progressively run the report for the previous month until the Difference shows 0.00. You can then display the employee's Pay History for that month and correct the difference.