Benefit Packages

Use Benefit Packages to assign benefits to each employee.

HINT-- Benefit Items are a useful part of the Goldenseal payroll software.

       Entering Benefit Packages | Data Fields
       Payroll Basics | Payroll Setup | Using Lists | Using Benefit Packages

       Payroll Software | Payroll Accounting Software

       Benefit Items | Employee Accounts | Payroll Records | Tax Items | Tax Packages
       Vacation Items | Vacation Packages | Wage Schedules | Writing Payroll

Entering Benefit Packages

To enter a Benefit Package, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Payroll Setup from the Costs menu, then choose Benefit Packages from the submenu.
  2. Click the New button, or click on an existing item and click the Edit button.
  3. Fill in details about the package.

Data Fields

The Benefit Package shows a list of  Benefit Items.  Click on the checkmark for each item that you want to include in this package.

HINT-- Click the Edit Benefit Items button to enter new Benefit items, or change the ones you already have.

Enter the following information for each Benefit Package:

Name-- Type in a brief name for this benefit package. This is the text that will appear in clairvoyant fields.
Description-- Type in any comments you'd like to make about this item.
Benefit Table-- Pick each benefit item that is included in this benefit package. Click on the checkmark to add or remove an item from the package.

Using Benefit Packages

To assign benefits to an employee, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Employees from the Accounts menu.
  2. Find the Employee Account.
  3. Enter a benefit package into the Benefit Package field.
If an employee receives different benefits for different types of work, follow these steps:
  1. Create a Wage Schedule for each type of work.
  2. In each wage schedule, turn off the Use Employee Benefit Package checkbox, and enter the benefits that apply to that type of work.
  3. When you enter Labor Hours, assign the appropriate wage schedule to that work. Goldenseal will also apply the listed benefits to the wages.