Reopening Payroll Periods

Reopening Payroll Periods

Virtual TimeClock makes it easy to reopen a closed payroll period. This will come in handy if you need to modify a timecard in a prior period or if the period was closed prematurely and you need to finish totaling timecards. This brief article will outline the steps for opening a closed period.

Note: For more information about payroll periods and payroll approval, see the Overview of Payroll Approval article.

Reopening a Payroll Period
Follow these steps to easily reopen a closed payroll period:
 
  1. Turn Administration On from the File menu.
  2. Select Payroll Settings in the Configure menu.
  3. Open the closed period.
  • To open your last period, click the Reopen Prior Period button.
  • To reopen an older period, set the Current Payroll Period to the prior dates you need to open.
  1. Click the Apply button to save your changes.
Virtual TimeClock Reopen Payroll Option
Once you've made any necessary changes to employee timecards, return to Payroll Settings and reclose the period by entering your current payroll period. This will automaticallly total and close every period before the current period.