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Update Employee Covid-19 subsidy status

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Summary

This article explains how to update Covid-19 subsidy settings for individual employees within Sage Payroll.

Description

 NOTE: All payroll related Covid-19 subsidy schemes have now ended, with the last of them, the extended scheme EWSS-PHR, ending on the 31 May 2022.

You can follow the steps in this handy guide to Disable all employees from Covid-19 subsidy schemes.

Resolution

There are two methods to update each employee to be included in EWSS:

Employee Records

  1. On the menu bar, click Processing then click Employee Details.
  2. Next to the Surname box, click browse Image  and select the relevant employee.
  3. Click the Payments tab.
  4. In the Covid-19 Subsidy section, complete one of the following:
    • Where the employee is not in either TWSS or EWSS, clear the Covid-19 Subsidy check box.
    • To include the employee in EWSS, select the Covid-19 Subsidy check box, then from the drop-down select Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS).
  5. Click Save.

NOTE: Covid-19 settings applied on the Employee Record will automatically be displayed on the Employee timesheet. 


Employee Timesheets

  1. On the menu bar, click Processing then click Time and Pay.
  2. Under Entry mode, select Random or Sequential.

     NOTE: The Covid-19 Subsidy settings can't be updated in any other entry mode.

  3. Click Continue to open the timesheets for each employee.
  4. In the Covid-19 Subsidy section, complete one of the following:
    • Where the employee is not in either TWSS or EWSS, clear the Covid-19 Subsidy check box.
    • To include the employee in EWSS, select the Covid-19 Subsidy check box, then from the drop-down select Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS).
    • TWSS is no longer applicable and should not be used.

Any automatic calculations of TWSS subsidy have been cleared from the timesheet. To apply EWSS to the employee for the foreseeable future, the Covid-19 settings should be updated in the Employee’s record.

Using this option will not save this information to the employee record.