Creating the Timecard Template

In this lesson you will learn the steps for creating a timecard template.


  1. Click the State of Nebraska link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the Payroll link.

    Step 2
  3. Click the Payroll Processing link.

    Step 3
  4. Click the Time Card Automation link.

    Step 4
  5. Click the Timecard Templates link.

    Step 5
  6. Click the Add button.

    Step 6
  7. Enter the name of the template being created into the Name field. 


    For this lesson enter "test template".

    Step 7
  8. Click in the Employee Group field.

    Step 8
  9. Enter the name of the employee group created previously into the Employee Group field. 


    For this lesson enter "test".

    Step 9
  10. Click in the Time Entry MBF Version field.

    Step 10
  11. Enter "NE000001" into the Time Entry MBF Version field.

    Step 11
  12. Click in the Pay Type field.

    Step 12
  13. Enter "240" into the Pay Type field.

    Step 13
  14. Click in the Hours Worked field.

    Step 14
  15. Enter the number of hours to use for this paytype into the Hours Worked field. 


    For this lesson enter "8".

    Step 15
  16. Click the Specify Date option in the Work Date Schedule section.

    Step 16
  17. Click in the Specify Date field.

    Step 17
  18. Enter the date of the Holiday into the field. 


    For this lesson enter "9/6/10".

    Step 18
  19. Other information can be entered behind the tabs located at the top of the blue box if you wish to populate anything else on these time cards. Some agencies may have the holidays paid to a specific account number or subledger, which can be entered in this template.  


    In this lesson we are not going to use any of these other tabs.

    Step 19
  20. When finished click the OK button to save the information.

    Step 20
  21. Click the Cancel button.

    Step 21
  22. Note: If there are two holidays in a pay period, you can enter 16 hours or you can do two different templates for 8 hours and use the two different dates.

    Step 22
  23. Once all of the information has been entered the template needs to be submitted for processing.


    Click the radio button next to the timecard template name. 


    Click the test template option.

    Step 23
  24. Click the Select button.

    Step 24
  25. Click the Form button.

    Step 25
  26. Click the Submit menu.

    Step 26
  27. Click the OK button.

    Step 27
  28. Note: After submitting a timecard template, the system assigns a batch number and an initial status of Pending Approval to the batch of timecards. As long as the batch is pending approval, the timecard can be reviewed and revised in the Reviewing and Approving Timecards program.

    Step 28
  29. Click the Cancel button.

    Step 29
  30. Click the Close button.

    Step 30

You have successfully completed this lesson.


Note: View the report via Submit Job or View Job Status.  See the Reports section of the System Basics Training Guides.


Upon reviewing the report, either approve the batch, which will create timecards for the employees in the group, or cancel the batch if errors are discovered on the report.

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