Changing pay rates and Award Interpreter detail

This document outlines how you would make changes to an award and pay rates details.
In this example, both the award definition changes as well as the rate of pay.

Overview - pay rate data

It's quite a straight forward process to create a new pay classification and / or create a new one.

The simplest path whether chaging the pay rate or award details is to open the existing pay class (classification in Powerforce terms), as shown below. This represents a current classification - ensure that you select the last date in the sequence if the classification (pay class) already has a number of effective dates.


Pay class duplication

In this instance, we're changing the pay rate effective of a future date to that shown above.
To complete the task, place your cursor in the effective date field (as shown below).
Enter the new effective date for the classification, and 'Tab' out of the field.

You will be prompted by the message shown below (which is a clear indication that the duplication will work).
Confirm Yes to the prompt

Your new classification is now created, effective of the above date.
Nothing has changed from the previous details, and here is where you now may make any / all changes that the new classification requires.



Changing the Award Interpreter rule

In this example, we are changing the details of the award interpreter from "VIC-CAS" to "VIC-CAS-14".

As you can see from the two images below, the award has changes to the time of day span across the shift definition, and hence you would create a new Award Interpreter record, and link it to the now new classification.


A reminder on the penalties tab of the classification code definition is where the link codes meet to make an impact.
And, in this new case where the VIC-CAS-14 award no longer has a PM1 link code, you may chose to remove it from the penalties tab to avoid confusion.
However, because there is no link code in the award interpreter, the actual loading will never be linked to in the execution of the award interpreter.



Checking the pay class changes

Having made the changes, ensure to check your new award by creating some actual shifts in the new date period covering the time spans you wish to manage.