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PY - Pay Basis Descriptions
In HRS, an employee's Pay Basis is the principal condition in terms of time, production or other criteria, along with salary rate, which determines the compensation paid to an employee. You can find an employee's Pay Basis on their HR Job Data record, Job Information tab.
At UW, there are seven types of Pay Bases which are described in the table below.
Description/Explanation Abbreviation for HRS Reports
Academic school year with 9 pay periods; Academic Payroll Calendar is specific to each campus; paid monthly (also known as C-Basis)
Fiscal Year (July 1 - June 30) with 12 pay periods; paid monthly (also known as A-Basis)
Paid bi-weekly for hours worked per pay period in calendar year
Lump sum payment (e.g. fixed dollar amount)
No Pay Basis
Non paid appointment
Research or Administrative appointment during a summer period; Summer Payroll Calendar is specific to each campus; paid monthly (also known as V-Basis)
Teaching appointment during a summer period; Summer Payroll Calendar is specific to each campus (also known as S-Basis)
You can find an employee's Pay Basis from the main Menu in HRS by navigating to: Workforce Administration > Job Information > Job Data; search for employee; click on the Job Information tab.