Federal Employee Tax Data fix

posted Aug 24, 2020, 7:48 AM by Barbara Thiss
The Oracle bug with the Federal Employee Tax Data has been addressed and a fix applied to Production on 08/24/2020. Specifically, this fix corrects the situation where an employee who has an existing Federal Tax Data record (the employee’s W-4 deductions) is hired into an additional position within the same district and the system creates a new Federal Tax Data record that sets that employee’s deductions to Single/0 (zero).

Now, the system will leave the existing Federal Tax Data record as-is. If an employee is hired into a district with a brand new Job Data record, and that employee has not worked in that district before, the system will automatically generate a Federal Employee Tax Data record and set it to Single/0. This is delivered functionality.

During the course of testing, we observed what is technically a bug with the Employee State Tax Data (state tax deductions). We found that if you hire an employee that is new to your district but already has a job data record in another district, the Employee State Tax Data information from that other district will default into the Employee State Tax Data record for your district. Oracle is working on a fix for this as well, and we will send out communications when this is addressed.

It is highly recommended that State Employee Tax Data records be reviewed as employees are hired until State Tax bug is fixed and updated if necessary. Also, all Federal Employee Tax Data records for employees hired between 02/27/20 – 08/24/20 should be reviewed and updated if necessary. Refer to the announcement sent on 07/30/20, Additional information on the Employee Federal Tax Data issues, for help with Federal Tax issue.

If you have any questions, please contact PeopleSoft Support by submitting a Service Portal Ticket.