Rehire Action (PY) - Create Rehire Action

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Use this procedure to complete the payroll portion of the Rehire Action. The personnel administration portion of the Rehire Action must be completed first.


As the payroll processor, you will not process this action until you have received a rehire information packet from the personnel administration processor indicating they have completed their portion of the action.

This procedure may require hand-offs to other roles (such as benefits processor), depending on the structure of your agency and your role at your agency. Refer to the Rehire Action (BN) - Create Rehire Action procedure for completing the benefits portion of the action.

  1. Step 1

    Enter transaction code PA40 in the command field and click the Enter button.

    Command field with transaction code PA30.

  2. Step 2

    Complete the following fields:

    • Personnel no.

    Personnel no. field selected with From field date blank.

    • Do not enter a From date on the Personnel Actions screen.

  3. Step 3

    Click Enter to populate the employee information.

  4. Step 4

    Select the Rehire radio button.

    Personnel Actions tab with Rehire selected.

  5. Step 5

    Click the Execute button to begin the transaction.

    Change Actions Execute selected.

  6. Step 6

    Verify the Actions (0000) infotype contains the correct action you need to execute.

  7. Step 7

    Click the Execute info group button.

    Change Actions Execute info group button selected.


  8. Step 8

    Click Continue in the Execute info group dialog box.

    Execute info group warning message with Continue selected.


  9. Step 9

    Click the Next Record button until you reach Subtypes for infotype “Education” window.

  10. Step 10

    Click the Close button to by-pass Subtypes for infotype “Education” window.

    Close button for Subtypes for Education window selected.

  11. Step 11

    Continue to click the Next Record button until you reach the Bank Details (0009) infotype.

  12. Step 12

    Complete the Bank Details (0009) infotype.

    The following fields are mandatory:

    • Payment Method:
      • C – Warrant
      • D – Bank transfer (ACH)

    If you selected D - Bank transfer (ACH), the following fields are also mandatory:

    • Bank Key
    • Bank Account
    • Bank Control Key:
      • 01 - Checking
      • 02 - Savings

    Bank Details with Payment Method selected.

    • Bank Details Type must be 0 Main Bank.

    • The state of Washington does not accommodate payments to multiple financial institutions.

    • If the Payment Method is C - Warrant, the Bank Key and Bank Account fields must be blank.

    • If the employee has completed the Authorization for Automated Clearing House (ACH) Direct Deposit of Wages form identifying where they would like their paycheck deposited, complete the Bank Key, Bank Account, Bank control key, and Payment method fields.

      For Payment Method D - Bank transfer (ACH):

      • Bank Key is often referred to as the bank or financial institution's routing or transit number.
      • For Bank control key, use 01 for checking and 02 for savings accounts.
    • When entering or changing a Bank transfer (ACH) record, the system initiates the pre-note process. The first ACH transfer of wages will depend on when the record was keyed. A Bank transfer (ACH) record keyed 10 day prior to Payroll Day 3 will be in effect for that payroll. If the record is not keyed 10 days prior to Day 3, the system may create a warrant for that payroll.

    • Consider sending an EFT Employee Letter after you have created or maintained an employee's Bank Transfer (ACH) record. Refer to the EFT Employee Letter report procedure.

    • Important note for Bank transfer (ACH): You must monitor Corrections and Returns (ZHR_RPTPY151) Report for Notifications of Changes (NOC) or Returns reported by the financial institution. Failure to do so may result in deposits not processing correctly.

    • It is recommended to enter a new Bank Details (0009) infotype record during the rehire action to prevent the employee's net pay from being sent to an old bank account number.

      Save the record as a Bank transfer (ACH) if you received a new Authorization for Automated Clearing House (ACH) Direct Deposit of Wages form, or save as a warrant if no new form was submitted.

  13. Step 13

    Click the Enter button to validate the information.

  14. Step 14

    Click the Save button.

  15. Step 15

    Complete the Recurring Payments/Deductions (0014) infotype.

    The following fields are mandatory:

    The following field is conditional:

    • Payment Model

     Recurring Payments/Deductions (0014) infotype Wage Type and Amount selected.

    • If the Payment Model is left blank, the system will default to WA04 - Every Pay Period - Full Amount. 

    • Choose from one of the following Payment Model codes:

      • WA01: Every Pay Period - Half Amount
      • WA02: 25th Pay Period - Full Amount
      • WA03: 10th Pay Period - Full Amount
      • WA04: Every Pay Period - Full Amount
      • 1162: April 10th and October 10th
      • 1163: Jan 25th - Annually
    • Do not use Payment Model codes other than those listed above.

    • If the Wage Type selected requires an amount and you have not created an entry in the Amount field, you will receive the following error:

      Enter amount error message.

      Enter Amount and click Enter to correct.

    • If the Wage Type selected has a standard Amount/Rate/Max and cannot be changed, you will receive the following error:

      Indirect valuation cannot be changed error message.

      Remove Amount and click Enter to correct. 

    • During the Rehire Action, only one Recurring Payment/Deductions (0014) infotype record can be created. If the employee has multiple Recurring Payments/Deductions, follow the Recurring Payment/Deduction - Create New Record procedure.

  16. Step 16

    Click the Enter button to validate the information.

  17. Step 17

    Click the Save button.

  18. Step 18

    Complete the Unemployment State (0209) infotype.

    The following fields are mandatory:

    Unemployment State (0209) infotype with Tax authority and Worksite selected.

    • Tax authority should always be set to Washington (WA).

    • Worksite should reflect the employee’s primary work location.

  19. Step 19

    Click the Enter button to validate the information.

  20. Step 20

    Click the Save button.

  21. Step 21

    Complete the Withholding Info W4/W5 US (0210) infotype.

    The following fields are mandatory:

    • Start
    • Filing Status
    • Withholding Format:
      • Redesigned (TCJA)

    The following fields are optional:

    • Tax Exempt Ind.
    • Use Higher Withholding Rates Schedule
    • Credits for dep.
    • Other income
    • Deductions
    • Add.withholding
    • Non-resident tax calculation

    Withholding Info W4/W5 US (0210) infotype with Start date and Filing Status selected.

    • The Filing Status, Credits for dep., Tax Exempt Ind., Add.withholding, Other income, and Deductions fields should be completed based on the employee’s Form W-4 – Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate selections. All employees hired after January 2020 must use the Redesigned (TCJA) to align with the selection options located on the form. The Allowance Withholding (original) is only used for employees who completed their W4 form prior to January 2020.

    • Filing Status should contain the box checked in Step 1(c) of the Form W-4:

      • Single or Married filing separately:
        • 01 or 03
      • Married filing jointly (or Qualifying widow(er))
        • 04 or 08
      • Head of household
        • 06

      NOTE: Do not use 02 as it is for employees that have an active Form W-4 from 2019 or earlier.

      Filing Status selections.

    • The Use Higher Withholding Rates Schedule indicator should be checked if the employee has checked the box in Step 2 of the Form W-4.

    • Credits for dep. should reflect the total amount in Step 3 of the Form W-4

    • The Tax Exempt Ind. field determines if the employee is exempt from taxation. The field will default to not exempt.

    • Using the Tax Exemption indicator “Y” will make the wages exempt from taxation and not reportable to the IRS.

      Example for this indicator:  Payments processed for deceased employees.

    • Using the Tax Exemption indicator “R” will make the wages exempt from taxation and earnings reportable to the IRS.

      Example for this indicator:  Employees who submit a W-4 with the filing status of “exempt.” Employees claiming except from withholding will write the word ‘Exempt’ in the space under Step 4(c) of the Form W-4.

    • Add.withholding should contain the amount in Step 4(c) of the Form W-4.

    • The Non-resident tax calculation indicator should be selected for an employee designated as a non-resident for payroll tax calculation purposes. See Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities.

    • Other income should contain the amount in Step 4(a) of the Form W-4.

    • Deductions should contain the amount in Step 4(b) of the Form W-4.

  22. Step 22

    Click the Enter button to validate the information.

  23. Step 23

    Click the Save button.

  24. Step 24

    Complete the Add. Withh. Info. Us (0234) infotype.

    The following fields are mandatory:

    • Start
    • Empl. override group

    Add. Withh. Info. Us (0234) infotype with Start date and Empl.override group selected.

    • The Start date should reflect the actual check date. If you are uncertain of the check date, refer to the Payroll Calendar.

    • The Supplemental Method field should be left blank. Do not enter a selection.

    • Use the Override amount field to enter a federal withholding override. An amount entered in the Override amount box will result in that exact amount of federal withholding for the period or periods the record is active.

      Example, if $100 is entered into the override amount box, $100 is the total amount of the federal withholding that will process for the employee. The system will ignore any related entries on the Withholding Info W4/W5 (0210) infotype.

      An override is most commonly used when an employee has been paid outside of HRMS and that payment is captured in HRMS using wage types 3101/3111, when an agency has made the choice to adjust the withholding amount to reflect what would have been deducted over 2 payroll periods.

      Note:Agencies who choose to override are accepting the risk that the IRS could question the adjustment.

    • The Override Percentage field should be left blank. There is not a place on the W-4 that would allow for a percentage. Refer to IRS Publication 15, for information on Invalid Forms W-4.

    • Empl.override group (Employee Override Group) is the Workers' Compensation risk classification that an employee holds for a particular job.

      The Employee Override Group must match your agency Business Area. For this example, the employee has been hired into Business Area 1790 – Department of Enterprise Services. If the numbers do not match, it will cause incorrect Medical Aid amounts to be withheld from the employee. Additionally, employer costs will be incorrect.

    • The Common Paymaster field should be left blank. Do not use this checkbox.

    • The No Tax field should be left blank. Do not use this checkbox.

  25. Step 25

    Click the Enter button to validate the information.

  26. Step 26

    Click the Save button.

    • This marks the end of the rehire action using PA40. The remaining steps in this procedure will direct you to make additional updates if necessary.

  27. Step 27

    Update the employee's Earl.pers. RA date to the first date of the pay period on the Payroll Status (0003) infotype. Refer to the Payroll Status - Change Existing Record procedure.

  28. Step 28

    Verify any prior garnishments are no longer active on the Garnishment Document (0194) infotype. Refer to the Garnishments - Standard Processing - Delimit Garnishment procedure if necessary.

  29. Step 29

    Check to see if the employee has an active Other Taxes US (0235) infotype record. In most cases, tax exemptions should be delimited upon separation.

    • If the employee has received an ESD approved exemption to the WA Cares Fund / LTSS program, then that tax exemption can remain active; however, the employee is required to provide each new employer a copy of their approved exemption letter.

      For more information on LTSS premiums and exemptions, see the Employer Long Term Services and Supports FAQ on the Payroll Resources webpage.

      Refer to the Other Taxes (US) user procedures for more information on state and federal tax exemptions.

  30. Step 30

    Work with your time and attendance administrator to verify or take action on the following prior quota balances:

    • Add or end any Personal Holiday or Personal Leave Day quota balances as needed, depending on prior use and current eligibility. 
    • End any prior Comp Time or Vacation Leave as needed.
    • Verify prior Sick Leave balance and take action as needed, depending on eligibility
    • For the payroll processor, this will mark the end of the Rehire Action (PY) - Create Rehire Action user procedure. After saving, click the Exit button and transfer the rehire information packet to the benefits processor who will continue the action. The benefits processor should refer to the Rehire Action (BN) - Create Rehire Action procedure to complete their portion of the action.