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A rostered day off (RDO) is a day in a roster period that an employee doesn't have to work. MYOB Essentials can't currently track the accrual of RDOs, but you can record a paid RDO by setting up a new type of earning called RDO Paid for each applicable employee.

Here's how:


To pay RDOs
  1. Go to the Payroll menu and choose Employees.
  2. Click the employee's name.
  3. Click the Pay items - earnings & deductions tab.
  4. Under Earnings, click the Add earning dropdown arrow and choose Create new earning.
  5. Set up the a new earning called RDO Paid and enter the applicable Rate and Amount. For clarification on which tax, super/kiwisaver, leave and ATO reporting category options you should select for your circumstances, check with your accounting advisor or the ATO/IRD.
    example RDO earning setup
  6. Click Save. The earning is now listed for this employee.
  7. Click Save.

When you pay the employee for an RDO

Enter the number of paid hours against RDO Paid and reduce their Normal hours by the same amount.

Here's an example for an employee paid for a 38 hour week which includes a paid RDO (30.4 normal hours plus 7.6 hours for the RDO)

RDO paid on pay run with 7.6 hours entered

Would you like MYOB Essentials to be able to track RDO hours accrued? Vote for this idea on the MYOB Essentials Idea Exchange.

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