Kansas Department of Administration

20-P-013 Addition of New Error Message on PAY011 Payroll Error Messages Report (October 4, 2019)

Informational Circular No. 20-P-013

Effective Date:

Month Day, Year

Contact Name:
Amanda Entress

(785) 296-3887


Approval: Nancy Ruoff
(Original Signature on File)


Summary: Addition of New Error Message on PAY011 Payroll Error Messages Report for Job Codes Exempt from State Unemployment Taxes

Kansas' law exempts certain groups of employees from Unemployment Compensation Insurance (UCI). In SHARP these exemptions are determined by the employee’s job code. To see a listing of SHARP job codes exempt from UCI see payroll informational circular 20-P-010. To ensure UCI is correctly calculated on employee paychecks in SHARP, a new payroll edit has been added to the PAY011 Payroll Error Messages Report beginning with pay period ending October 5, 2019.

The new payroll error message (number 100010) will appear if the employee job code is equal to an exempt job code and the employee’s state tax data page field ‘Exempt from SUT’ is not checked on (equal to ‘Y’). If this message appears on the report, the employee’s paysheet has been turned off, and no paycheck will be generated for the employee until the state tax data page is updated. The message will display as “The job code for the employee is exempt from SUT. The employee does not have the Exempt From SUT box checked on the State Tax Data page.”

If an employee is actively employed in Job Data on more than one position, and at least one of those positions is subject to UCI, the employee is subject to UCI on all positions and the Employee Tax Data ‘Exempt from SUT’ box should not be checked.  UCI tax will be calculated and paid on all wages for that employee including positions that are not normally subject to UCI, such as board member pay.

Agency personnel are responsible for ensuring that employees are exempted from UCI as appropriate. Exemptions from UCI are entered in SHARP under Employee Tax Data (path: Payroll Homepage > Employee Payroll/Benefits Data Tile > Employee Tax Information > Update Employee Tax Data) on the State Tax Data page by clicking "on" the 'Exempt From SUT' checkbox.

If an employee is in a position that is exempt from UCI:


If an employee is in one or more positions and at least one of the positions is subject to UCI:


Printable version of 20-P-013

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