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Payroll: Ability to remove categories used on timesheets

Cover User




2 Posts
Cover User

We use timesheets and then process the payroll from there.

It would be most useful to be able to deselect a wage category from individuals when the category is no longer used.

This is not possible - the message that appears states:- This wage category is used on timesheets for this employee and cannot be deselected.

Even if the category is in previous payroll years it is still not able to be deselected.

Your consideration in fixing this would be appreciated.




"Remove payroll categories that have been used on timesheets"

Current Status: Open
Last Changed: November 2014

Thanks for your suggestion @Judy005  Could anyone else who wants to be able to remove payroll categories that have been used on timesheets from an employee, please cast your vote here.

Experienced Cover User
16 Posts
Experienced Cover User

We are an on-hire business in Building and Construction so you can imagine the sheer quanitity of payroll categories we need to use; different clients, different OTE/OT 1.5/OT 2x. It's a nightmare.  One man's payslip can be as long as my arm.  The real problem lies when that man's rate is permantly upgraded for a particular client.  Now their old rate plus their new rate sit there in the list.  And yes, I choose the wrong one if I'm not totally on my game.  It's ridiculous that I can't inactivate the old rate.  I don't want to delete it, I just want to get it out of the active list so I don't accidently use it.  If you can make an employee inactive, it's illogical that you can't inactivate a pay category.  This is becoming such a problem, we're now looking to move to another payroll program altogether.  If we move to another payroll program, we'll have little need for MYOB for our accounting since payroll is included in the cost.  Then it'll be logical to look for a base accounting program where payroll isn't included.  MYOB get a lot of things right, that's why we're still with you, but when you get it wrong, you really get it wrong.  Deal-breaker wrong. 

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I think this is a much needed feature, disappointing to see it was raised in 2014 and still an issue now.