A rule that defines when and by how much an employee balance changes. The rule can define criteria such as minimum and maximum attendance and absence time codes and seniority ranges.


Supervisor approval of an employee's timesheet.


A counter that is stored in a particular number of units (hours, minutes, days, or weeks). Some examples of balances are Vacation, Sick Day, and Personal Days.

calculation group (calc group)

A group of employees who are subject to the same business or payroll rules. Calculation groups allow the same calculations to be efficiently applied to a set of employees.


A grouping of employees. Used as a labor metric.


Used for incentive pay systems (std qty, std time, machine). A labor metric.

Hands Off Date

The cut-off date for the creation of retroactive adjustment records. If a user makes changes to a record before the Hands Off Date, the system will not create retroactive adjustment records.

hour type

Hour types are used to classify the pay category and the multiple that should be applied to a time period. Multiples are the factor by which the base rate is multiplied.


The function that is performed by an employee during a scheduled shift. Used as a labor metric.


A change that is made by a user to reflect new conditions. Changing an employee's schedule, marking days off for vacation, or changing an employee's work assignment are all overrides.


By company policy or law, employees should be paid overtime after completing a normal workweek or when required to work under extenuating circumstances. In most cases, employees are paid overtime at 150% of their normal pay rate.


An adjustable setting that is used to define the way certain parts of the application are displayed. For example, display colors or form behavior such as the maximum number of lines in a report.

pay period

A span of days for which employees are paid.

pay rate

The hourly rate that an employee should be paid. There are numerous methods that are used to determine this rate.

payroll rules

Sometimes called business rules, these are often specific and must be applied consistently across a client's organization. They might include mathematical computations that are applied under certain circumstances.


A premium is a sum of money that is added to an employee's hourly pay rate under certain conditions.


An alphanumeric value to identify the specific project against which time is to be charged.


Scheduled time frame in which an employee is expected to work.


A group of employees that is used to determine security permissions in the application. The initial setup of the Team Security model (creating users, employees, roles, and teams) must be performed through the application. The management of Team Security users, employees, and teams can be performed using the Security Editor.

time code

A code that is used to record the activities an employee preforms during scheduled work hours. Time codes are also used to record reasons an absence occurred. For example, VAC for vacation, HOL for holiday, or SICK for time off due to illness.

work details

An employee's daily work detail information, including timesheet balances, original clock entries, and any retroactive adjustments.