Configure Feature UEQPY for Proper Garnishment Proration

  • by Clay Molinari, SAP HR Consultant, C&C Savant, Inc.
  • November 9, 2009
SAP recently introduced some programming changes in payroll function UGARN, including a feature named UEQPY to give customers control over the new logic. Learn how to properly configure this new feature for correct proration of child support and alimony garnishment deductions.
Key Concept

UEQPY allows companies to determine under which circumstances the received on date should be considered in the payoff process. The default feature delivered with this change turns off proration of support garnishment deductions in a low net pay situation. Proper configuration of the feature is necessary to retain your current processing logic.

On May 5, 2009, SAP released SAP Note 1301931 US Garnishments: Feature UEQPY (Equal Amt. Pay Proc.). The purpose of this note is to accommodate new laws in the state of Kansas that alter the treatment of the received on date in the calculation of payment to multiple recipients. The law and the changes are aimed at the calculation of equal amount payoff, but the system changes implemented by SAP affect normal proration (i.e., equal percent payoff) as well.

You may be tempted to dismiss this note when you read that it addresses garnishments in Kansas, but be aware that the contents of this Note can alter the calculation of all garnishments. Everyone needs to pay attention because this Note alters the default calculation of all support order proration. Refer to Table 1 to determine which HR Support Package contained this Note for your SAP release.

SAP release

Support Package

SAP R/3 4.7

97

SAP ERP 5.0

61

SAP ERP 6.00

41

SAP ERP 6.04

07

Table 1 Support Packages that contain SAP Note 1301931

Clay Molinari

Clay Molinari has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been working as an SAP HR consultant since 1997. He is currently president of C&C Savant, Inc., an SAP consulting firm that specializes in combining standard SAP configuration and custom ABAP programming to help its clients solve unique or complicated requirements.

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