This core module (Required) provides the facilities to maintain extensive employee records, federal, state, and local tax rates, plus other deductions. It calculates the payroll, prepares the checks, and the necessary tax and deduction reports. It maintains individual notes with alarms, learned skills, year-to-date totals, emergency contact information, and more. CHIPS® allows you to scan in employee photos and easily display key employee dates such as reviews. Deductions may be made either before or after-tax calculations and can be calculated on a percentage of the gross or as a set dollar amount. Each employee may have as many as 30 permanent deductions as well as 3 temporary deductions added during the payroll process. Additional earnings may be taxable or nontaxable. Meals, tips, and workman’s compensation are also accommodated. The payroll process is quick, allowing the automatic updating of standard employees. The check printing can display vacation, personal, holiday, sick, and comp time, plus all breakdown and summary information if desired. Tax tables are easily modified, eliminating the vast majority of program maintenance. A seamless interface to the BUCS® fund accounting system is included.