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Use of FSA Employer contribution field for additional deduction

Hi Gurus-

I have a requirement to deduct an FSA Admin Fee each pay period while the employee is enrolled in an FSA plan.

Currently, this extra deduction is being processed on IT14, however, since IT14 and the Benefits module are not connected, the employee can reach the end of the year, not re-enroll in FSA, and/or voluntarily drop the FSA plan during the year and the IT14 deductions erroneously continue.

To keep the extra deduction in sync with the FSA plan, I attempted to populate the Deduction wage type currently in use for the Admin fee on IT14 into the Employer contribution field on the FSA plan configuration setup.

The wage type is successfully processed by Payroll, however, it still comes through as an Employer contribution instead of an extra employee deduction even though the wage type is defined as a deduction wage type.

Can I simply change some configuration settings (i.e. Wage type characteristics, Processing classes, Evaluation classes, etc.) to get Payroll to process this as a deduction?  Or would a payroll rule have to be written to handle?

Thank you for your assistance with this matter!

Maxine Wood

SAP Benefits Consultant

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