TL - Time Reporting Codes Overview

This document provides an overview of Time and Labor Time Reporting Codes (TRCs).

Procedure At-a-Glance

Category: Job Aid - Reportable Time
Audience: Time reporters, managers, supervisors, and payroll coordinators
Overarching Process: Time and Labor
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General Description:

This procedure provides an overview of Time and Labor Time Reporting Codes (TRCs). This procedure will assist time reporters, managers, supervisors, and payroll coordinators in understanding what TRCs are and how they process in Time and Labor.

Time Reporting Codes Overview:

As part of PeopleSoft Time and Labor set-up, an organization determines how it will collect and record time. The Time Reporting Code (TRC) is an element by which the system collects labor data, hours, amounts, or units worked. TRCs are used to record time entries in Time and Labor and are similar to today's pay codes. TRCs can be based on amounts, units or hours. TRCs are mapped to Payroll earnings codes and Absence Management takes.

Time Reporting Codes are assigned to TRC programs. A TRC program is a collection of TRCs that are available to a time reporter. TRC programs are attached to workgroups and determine which TRCs are valid when time is reported.

Time Reporting Codes are in the timesheet and in payable time. TRCs are viewable in the timesheet within the TRC drop-down list. Some TRCs are "rules only" TRCs which will not be viewable in the drop-down list to select by the employees or supervisors/coordinators. However, there are some special "rules only" TRC's that will be available to the supervisors/coordinators because of specific circumstances, such as paying overtime for employees with multiple jobs. The default TRC is 'blank.' If no TRC is selected when time is submitted, the 'blank' TRC defaults to REG00 for University Staff (classified) and academic hourly or REG01 for students and grad assistant hourly in payable time.

Supervisors and payroll coordinators will see a larger list of TRCs in the timesheet than employees. Employees will only see TRCs which are assigned to their workgroup and respective TRC program. The supervisors and payroll coordinators will also see the TRCs that are applicable to their other employees. TRC programs by workgroups will be discussed later in this procedure.

The examples below show an employee view of TRCs in the timesheet and the supervisor/payroll coordinator view for the same employee/workgroup.

Employee View Supervisor/Payroll Coordinator View

As supervisors and payroll coordinators approve time for processing in payroll, they will also see Time Reporting Codes in payable time. TRCs will appear in payable time which are not included in the timesheet TRC drop-down list. This is because some TRCs are set-up as "Rules only" TRCs. For example, the employee, supervisor, or payroll coordinator will not see night differential for FLSA nonexempt employees TRCs in the timesheet TRC drop-down list, yet the TRCs will appear in payable time. This is because night differential TRCs are "rules only" TRCs. For instance, if an FLSA nonexempt employee works during qualifying time for night differential, as Time Administration processes the day's time, rules within Time Admin will automatically calculate night differential for the period.

Example of TRCs in Payable Time.


Time Reporting Codes by Workgroups

TRCs are grouped into TRC programs, and TRC programs are assigned to workgroups. Each employee is assigned to a workgroup. Thus, when an employee looks at the timesheet TRC drop-down list, the employee sees only those TRCs which are available for him/her to use.

To view the timesheet Time Reporting codes which are available for a particular workgroup, open the linked spreadsheet and use the filter for "Common Group Name."


(Supervisors and payroll coordinators) To view the full list of Time Reporting Codes which may appear in both the timesheet and payable time, please use this spreadsheet.


Related Policies

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Keywords:TRC overview, what TRCs mean, what Time Reporting Codes mean, which TRC, TRC description, Time Reporting Code description, report, reportable, TRCs, Time and Labor, timesheet, payable, workgroup, exempt, non exempt, nonexempt, approval   Doc ID:16544
Owner:Wendy G.Group:Human Resource System (HRS)
Created:2011-01-12 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-06-24 09:31 CDT
Sites:Human Resource System (HRS)
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