Configure Pay Groups for Dayforce Unified

ConnectedPay Administrator Guide

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R2024.1.0
Configure Pay Groups for Dayforce Unified

Pay groups for Dayforce Unified projects have unique properties that differentiate them from pay groups for native payroll. Any pay group for Dayforce Unified that you configure must use the settings that are described in this topic.

Important: This topic covers only the essential configuration required for pay groups for use in a Dayforce Unified project. Detailed information about all of the available configuration options for pay groups is covered in the Dayforce Implementation Guide in the section starting with Pay Group Configuration.

Pay groups are configured in Pay Setup > Pay Group in several of the available tabs.

Configure Pay Groups for Dayforce Unified

Before You Begin:  

  • Check that the Country drop-down list includes an entry for the country of the Dayforce Unified pay group that you are implementing. If it's not available, you must run a script to add the country.
  • Determine whether the implementation of Dayforce Unified uses Dayforce Link or API to export employee HR data and payroll elections to the payroll partner.

To configure a pay group for a Dayforce Unified project:

  1. Go to Pay Setup > Pay Group and click the Payroll Properties tab.
  2. In the Properties section in the Country drop-down list, select the country that you are implementing the pay group for.
  3. In the Net Pay Setup section, select the Do Not Disburse Or Print Back to Office checkbox.
  4. In the Settings for ConnectedPay section, configure the options in the Settings for ConnectedPay Fields table, and click Save:
Settings for Dayforce Unified fields
Field Description
ConnectedPay Enabled If you have already configured your organization as an international Dayforce Unified operation location and you want to allow payroll administrators to import future-dated pay data using the Pay Run History Import file, select this checkbox.
Document types for Archived Reports

Select the document types from the dropdown list that you would like to view in Payroll > Archived Reports after they have been uploaded to Document Explorer. The options are as follows:

  • Payroll Input: Documents that the payroll partner needs from Dayforce. Examples: employment status change information, employee payroll elections, WFM time data, leave and garnishment documentation.
  • Payroll Output - Trial: Draft documents sent by the payroll partner for your review. Example:  payroll register report.
  • Payroll Output - Live: Final documents sent by the payroll partner after finalizing payroll. Examples: bank files, general ledger files, payroll reports.

Note that you can deselect any documents that have already been selected by clicking the ‘x’ next to them, and that this field can be left blank.

Allow Future Dated Import Payroll administrators and other authorized users can import data for future-dated pay runs. When this checkbox is cleared, the import fails if the file contains future-dated data.
Enable GPRI alerts Sends email notification messages to specified recipients when an imported Dayforce Unified pay run is approved, rejected, or under review. The email notification contains:
  • Customer (Client) ID and name
  • Pay-group name
  • Pay-group description
  • Pay-group reference code
  • Pay period
  • Pay-period suffix
  • Pay-period start and end dates
  • Pay date
Email addresses for GPRI alerts – Use a comma to separate each one Adds one or more email addresses—separated by commas—of recipients who you want to receive notification messages when an imported Dayforce Unified pay run is approved, rejected, or under review.
Enable GPRI Event alerts

Sends a notification by API to your payroll partner when you do the following: 

  • Import the GPRI file
  • Approve or reject the pay run details in Payroll.
Enable Alert for Payroll Lock/Unlock

(Optional) Sends notifications to your payroll partners when you lock or unlock your quick entries:

  • Email
  • Event
  • Email and Event

If you select one of these options, payroll partners will receive a notification indicating that the quick entries are ready to be accessed through an API call. Select No to prevent the sending of notifications.

Email Addresses for Payroll Lock/Unlock - Use a comma to separate each one Adds the email addresses of recipients to receive notifications when you lock or unlock quick entries.
Enable Email Alert for Document Manager Import Enables the sending of email notifications to recipients in the Email Addresses for Document Manager Import - Use a comma to separate each one field when documents in Document Management are queued, loaded, or failed.
Email Addresses for Document Manager Import - Use a comma to separate each one Adds the email addresses—separated by commas—that will receive notification messages when documents in Document Management are queued, loaded, or failed.
Enable Alert for Quick Entry Delete

Sends notifications to your payroll partners when you unlock a pay run and delete existing quick entries:

  • No
  • Email
  • Event
  • Email and Event

If you select an option other than No, payroll partners and the email recipients that you specify receive a notification that contains:

  • The reference codes of the quick entries that you deleted
  • Customer (Client) name
  • Pay run information such as pay period number (PPN) and pay group details
  • Name of the user who deleted the quick entries, and the date and time at which the quick entries were deleted.
Select No to prevent sending any notifications.
Email Addresses for Quick Entry Delete – Use a comma to separate each one Adds the email addresses—separated by commas—that receive notification messages when you unlock a pay run and delete existing quick entries.
Payroll Key (System Admin users only) Adds string values to provide instructions to set specific field outputs in Dayforce Link exports. This field uses a structured string to set flags and provide instructions to set specific field outputs. For details about how you can configure this field, see the country-specific export output guide or the ICP technical output guide.
Offset Pay Period Days Offsets your pay period by the number of days and helps align your pay period more accurately so that your payroll provider can distinguish between payroll periods and calculation periods, and thus avoid misinterpreting pay data.
Including Saturday & Sunday pay dates

Enables you to select any day of the week, including the weekend, as a pay date for the selected pay group.

Display ICP Pay Slips As Of

(Optional) Sets a date when the payroll partner is supplying locally compliant earning statements. Starting on the selected date, the application suppresses the showing of HTML earning statements that Dayforce generates so that only the earning statements that payroll partners upload to Dayforce are available in Self-Service and in an employee's profile in People.

If you select a date, earning statements that payroll partners import in Document Management are available for pay runs with pay dates on or after the date that you specify in this field. By default, this field is empty, and if you leave it empty, Dayforce continues to show HTML earning statements.

Payroll Partner (Service roles only) Selects the payroll partner that processes the payroll of the pay group and determines which GDVS ruleset will be run. This option is available only if you previously selected ConnectedPay Enabled.
Automatically Approve Off-Cycle Types

(Optional) Specifies a particular off-cycle type that does not require review in Dayforce and automatically marks it as approved after the Global Pay Run Import (GPRI) is loaded. You can choose one or both of the following options:

  • Adjustment
  • Advance