I AM IN CHARGE OF PAYROLL AT AN OILFIELD COMPANY, WHEN I GET ALL MY INFO READY, THE CHECKS ARE REMOTED TO MY PRINTER. ON VACATION CHECKS MY CORP. OFFICE TAKES OUT THEIR CHILD SUPPORT, HEALTH INSURANCE,ANY REGULAR DEDUCTIONS, I KNOW TAXES COME OUT, BUT ALL DEDUCTIONS??!!
I normally would just hit delete on an e-mail that came in in all caps, as I figure I don’t need to be yelled at by people I don’t know. But, this question offered me a chance to use a whole new disclaimer: I am not in payroll. I have never been in payroll. I am not an accountant. My brother-in-law is an accountant, though, and he looks like an accountant. Seriously, if you were going to put up a poster of a typical accountant, you would put up my brother-in-law’s picture. (And I think, grammatically, that should be “brother’s-in-law picture,” but that sounds so wrong.)
All that stuff comes out when I take vacation. (Except for child support, of course, as I don’t owe anyone child support. My child just takes money directly from my wallet.)
But, why are you asking me? Pick up the phone and call your corporate payroll department. Phrase your question like this:
“Hey, I noticed that child support, health care, etc, comes out of vacation checks. I just wanted to to double check that that was correct, because I’m getting complaints.”
They will answer you. Then you’ll know the answer. (My guess is they are doing everything correctly, but I’ve been known to be wrong in the past. Like for instance, when I selected a paint color for my bedroom. “Golden” on a two inch piece of paper is very different than “golden” on all 4 bedroom walls. With a red bedspread, one can’t help but walk into our bedroom and say, “would you like fries with that?”)
Here’s a little golden rule about policies and practices that you don’t understand: If you ask the right person politely, you’ll find out the answer. So, call payroll and ask them.