How do I import hours for a pay-run?

Don't use GoCo's Time Tracking, but have hours that need to be added during the pay-run? Use GoCo's Time & Pay import option!

Before we get started, make sure your spreadsheet is set up for success!

  • You must include Execupay Employee ID on your spreadsheet. You can find these values by building a GoCo custom report with "Employee Name" & "Employee ID"
  • Do you have types of pay that are paid at a different rate (ie Holiday Pay)? You'll need to add an additional column corresponding with that pay rate.
    • For example, if "Holiday Hours" is paid at 1.5x the regular wage, you will also need to include a "Holiday Pay Rate" column with the correct wage amount. Otherwise, GoCo will assume that "Holiday Pay Rate" is the same as the "Regular Pay Rate".
    • Here's an example of what the spreadsheet might look like:

Now that your spreadsheet is ready, let's learn how to import it in GoCo!

  1. Start your pay-run in GoCo
  2. After the payroll populates, click the "Import" button on the upper right hand side of the table
  3. Upload your spreadsheet from your computer that contains the hours
  4. Using GoCo's mapping feature, map the columns in the spreadsheet with the corresponding  fields
    1. ⭐HINT: Be sure you "Confirm Mapping"
    2. Don't see the earning code you need? It probably hasn't been setup yet with Execupay. Email your GoCo CSM for assistance
  5. Once everything is mapped, scroll down and click "Review"
  6. If there are errors, you will be asked to review and either fix or continue without fixing
    1. ⭐HINT: Hover over the red cell - it will let you know what the error is
    2. To resolve the error, you'll need to "Go Back" and likely re-upload the corrected spreadsheet
    3. If you decide to continue without resolving the error, those hours will not be imported for the employee
  7. If everything looks good, click "Import Hours"
  8. Once imported, you'll be redirected back to the pay-run and you'll see a nifty "import" symbol on any employees who have imported hours

  9. Continue your pay run in GoCo 🎉

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