Posts in HR/Payroll
Audit Field In Credential Term Setup

All teaching credentials in California are issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).  But did you know that the CTC also issues documents that do not authorize the holder to perform certificated duties?  An example of this situation is a document with the Term “Certificate of Eligibility.”  A Certificate of Eligibility simply means that the holder has completed a program or is qualified to obtain the full document; however they are missing one of the requirements, usually an offer of employment. 

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In Escape Online, during the credential audit process, if a document has a Term that does not authorize performing the duties of the full credential, a pay hold should be created.  So, there is an Audit flag in the HR/Payroll > Setup > Credentials > Terms setup that will automatically hold a credential with a specific Term.  When the Audit flag is set to ‘Yes’, a warning of ‘Bad Term’ will appear on the assignment tab under the Cred Validation and a Pay Hold will be created when the Credential Audit is performed. 

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Proposed W-4 Changes Postponed to 2020

The IRS announced on Thursday, September 20, 2018, that the proposed W-4 changes will not go into effect until 2020. Escape Technology will continue watching for upcoming W-4 changes.

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 IRS Announcement

“Following feedback from the payroll and tax communities, the Treasury Department and the IRS will incorporate important changes into a new version of the Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, for 2020.  The 2019 version of the Form W-4 will be similar to the current 2018 version. A new draft version of the W-4 for 2019 will be available in the coming weeks.

The IRS will continue working closely with the payroll and the tax community as it makes additional changes to the Form W-4 for use in 2020. The new version will help employees improve withholding accuracy, and fully reflect changes included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

For the current 2018 tax year, the IRS continues to strongly urge taxpayers to review their tax withholding situation as soon as possible to avoid having too little or too much withheld from their paychecks. Click here to perform a quick “paycheck checkup” using the IRS withholding calculator.”




Mendocino COE, First Escape Payroll = 1,096

Earlier this month, Mendocino COE successfully ran paychecks in Escape Online for their first payroll in July and got the ACH file processed by the bank!! It was 1,096 employees paid, 750 direct deposits, 346 checks….for a gross payroll of $1,195,360, but who's counting?!

Standing Left to Right: Denise Rakes, Business Manager; Katie Pearson, Executive Assistant; Suzanne Steely, Accountant; Meg Kailikole (in rear) Director I, External Business Services; and Roberta Watkins, Account Technician. Patty Gallo, Accountant, is seated.

Standing Left to Right: Denise Rakes, Business Manager; Katie Pearson, Executive Assistant; Suzanne Steely, Accountant; Meg Kailikole (in rear) Director I, External Business Services; and Roberta Watkins, Account Technician. Patty Gallo, Accountant, is seated.




DON'T MISS THE RELEASE REVIEW WEBINAR FOR V18.02

This Thursday, July 5th, Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, System Trainer, will be LIVE on the web! These way wild ladies will review the latest Escape Online release v18.02. It's your chance to learn all about new features, enhancements, and changes without leaving your desk. It's not too late to register!  

The way wild ladies, Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, System Trainer.

The way wild ladies, Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, System Trainer.

Below is a list of some of the features that they will review:

HR/Payroll 9:00am - 10:30am

  • Quick links in Position Detail
  • Credential Changing
  • Mass Copy Calendars
  • Adjustments Only flag in Adjust Payroll
  • NEW Employee Asset Agreement Report

Finance   10:30am - 11:30am

  • Stores Available field in Store Reqs 
  • Year End Changes
  • Import/Export Assets 
  • New Workflow Events
  • Vendor AP ACH Pre-Note

Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now!