Note: DO NOT change account codes for a distribution account in Payroll Earnings and Deductions with Cost Center Overrides without understanding the following implications. To do so may cause data integrity errors.
The Cost Center Overrides Feature allows you to specify the G/L account segments you wish to override for the default segments in the GL distribution accounts in Payroll Earnings and Deductions for each employee. During payroll transaction processing, the default segments are overridden by the specified segments.
Before posting any account code changes, the following issues should be considered:
Do not change an account code that is a distribution account in Payroll Earnings and Deductions, if...
changing the account code will lead to an "account code does not exist" error while posting payroll transactions or doing data integrity checks.
changing the account code will either generate a payroll transaction posting error or post the payroll transaction to the wrong GL distribution account. For example: a distribution account that has two segments is changed to a new account code that only has the account segment. No error will occur in posting the payroll transaction because there is no segment to be overridden. Instead, the payroll transaction will be posted to the new account. This may result in an incorrect distribution of employee earnings and deductions.
Note If account code changes that result in the above errors have already been posted, changing the account code back to the original account should fix the errors.