Year End 2014

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This is an archived web page.

Some links may be broken. This website served as the primary source of information for all 2014 year-end processes and activities.

Note: The 2014 Year End site was composed of several web pages. For archival purposes, all of those pages are combined here.

What's New

Tips for a smooth Year End processing cycle

  • Plan to attend the Personnel/Payroll Association meeting on Nov. 20th.
  • Reconcile and correct data that may impact 2014 wage and tax reporting information as early as possible.
  • Research and correct employees who were locked out from the previous payroll. This includes employees that are currently inactive.
  • Prepare Master Data updates for the current period as early as possible. Master Data updates for the December 23rd pay period should be completed by close of business December 16, 2014.
  • Execute payroll simulations for all master data updates and check for claims, redlines and funding issues.
  • Reserve Day 3 for corrections, not for entering new data.
  • HRMS will be off line for maintenance December 13th - 15th
  • Visit the 2014 Year End Schedule to help plan your agency processing strategy.

Year End Schedule

The schedule below outlines 2014 year end processing activities through January 2015.

Note:  Schedule is subject to change, please review periodically.

Normal HRMS System Availability: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon. - Sat.

2014 Agency Year End Checklist (updated 10/01/2014)

Date 2014 Year End Processing & Preparations
Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 1st run of EVS Verification Report (See Year End SSV page)
Wednesday
Nov. 12
2nd run  EVS Verification Report (See Year End SSV page)
Thursday
Nov. 20
Personnel/Payroll Association (PPA) Meeting, 1:15 pm to 4:45 pm-- Includes review of year end activities (PPA Web page)
Wednesday 
Dec. 10
Research and correct employees locked out of 12/10 payroll 
Tuesday 
Dec. 16
Complete Master Data updates for current period
  Execute payroll simulations -- check for claims and redlines
  Execute Preemptive Reports:
ZHR_RPTPYN06 -- Basic Data Check
ZHR_RPTPYN07 -- Time Data Check
ZHR_RPTPYN08 -- Compensation Data Check 
  Final Off Cycle Workbench Cutoff for 2014
Last day for Cancellations
  Day 1 -- Normal Schedule for HRMS System availability
Wednesday
Dec. 17
Review payroll and financial errors
  Day 2 -- Normal Schedule for HRMS System availability
  Execute Payroll Threshold Report
ZHR_RPTPYN09
Thursday
Dec. 18
Day 3 -- Normal Schedule for HRMS System availability
  Execute Reports
ZHR_RPTPYN09 -- Payroll Threshold Report
ZHR_RPTPYN33 -- Payroll Journal (review gross to net)
ZHR_RPTBNN03 -- Report for GAP N03 (review retirement exceptions)
ZHR_RPTBNN29 -- Retirement Contributions (review EEs with missing retirement rate %) 
  Review payroll and financial errors  (both Day 2 errors and after the noon payroll run)
Friday
Dec. 19
Day 4 -- Normal Schedule for HRMS System availability
  Research employees lout out of the 12/24 payroll
Tuesday
Dec. 23    
Sick Leave Buyout -- 1st Test Reports
Friday
​Dec. 26
3rd run EVS Verification Report (See Year End SSV page)
Friday
Jan. 2, 2015
Recommended deadline for Manual Year-to-Date (YTD) Adjustments for 2014 to be included on Form W-2:  Reminder:  This includes manual adjustments for Other State withholding taxes
  Verify that employees' mailing addresses on IT0006 are current ​and ​not end dated.
​Tuesday
Jan. 6
DES to deactivate Tax Reporter role at 8pm -- last minute YTD manual entries will need to be completed before Tax Reporter role is deactivated.  Reminder:  This includes manual adjustments for Other State withholding taxes
Wednesday
Jan. 7
Start statewide W-2 processing
Thursday
Jan. 8
Sick Leave Buyout -- 2nd Test Reports
Thursday
Jan. 15
2015 LNI rates implemented
Monday
Jan. 12
Sick Leave Buyout-- Final Processing
Friday
Jan. 16
Enterprise Services will reactivate Tax Reporter Role
Tuesday
Jan. 20
Agencies complete Manual YTD Adj. to be included on 941. Remember to check if a W2C will be required. Adjustments will not be included on W2 processed by Enterprise Services on January 7.
  Execute the fourth quarter 2014 Federal Tax Report form 941. All manual YTD adjustments input after executing your agency's IRS 941 2014 production run will not be included. Please verify the manual adjustments through the Tax Reporter Log Manager (manual adjustments ignored).

Updated 10/01/2014

Year End Resources

Find instructions and information relating to the following year end topics in the Online Quick Reference (OLQR).

*PU19 Tax Reporter --  If you need to see a W-2, use one of the following:

  • Current Year -- Select the Test tab, fill in the Personnel numbers, and click on line or background
  • Previous Year -- Select the Production tab and click on the print copy button only

Beware: If a production W-2 or W-3 is executed, stop the transaction and contact the Service Center immediately.

Year End Sick Leave Buyout

State employee attendance incentive program

Under WAC 357 31 150, in accordance with the attendance incentive program established by RCW 41.04.340, employees are eligible to be paid for accrued sick leave as follows:

In January of each year, an employee whose sick leave balance at the end of the previous year exceeds four hundred eighty hours may elect to convert the sick leave hours earned in the previous calendar year, minus those hours used during the year, to monetary compensation.

2014 Year End Schedule

2014 Sick Leave Buyout  messages, information, and tools

Year End Social Security Verification

The Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) is one of the services offered by Social Security Administration's (SSA) Business Services Online (BSO). It allows registered users (employers and certain third-party submitters) to verify the names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of employees against SSA records.

Verification Results Code - The following is the list of FAILED verification codes.

  • 1 = SSN not in file (never issued).
  • 3 = Name matches; DOB does not match.
  • 5 = Name does not match; DOB not checked.
  • 6 = SSN did not verify; other reason.

Agency Action:  You will be notified when you need to run the  EVS Verification Failure Report (also refer to the 2014 Year End Processing Schedule).