Personnel cost to perform the process group "process payroll" per process group FTE

This measure calculates personnel cost per process group full-time equivalent (FTE) employee to perform the process group "process payroll," which consists of the payment of salaries and wages in accordance with organizational policies and government regulations. Activities include maintenance of records; calculations of salaries, wages, and deductions; and distribution of paychecks. Personnel cost refers to employee salaries/wages, bonuses, benefits, etc. This measure is part of a set of Cost Effectiveness measures that help companies understand all cost expenditures related to the "process payroll" process.

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Measure Category:
Cost Effectiveness
Measure ID:
104501
Total Sample Size:
840 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
No

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Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are dollars.

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((Total cost to perform the process "report time" * Percentage of total cost to perform the process "report time" allocated to internal costs * Percentage of internal costs of the process "report time" allocated to personnel costs * 0.0001) + (Total cost to perform the process "manage pay" * Percentage of total cost of the process "manage pay" allocated to internal costs * Percentage of internal costs of the process "manage pay" allocated to personnel costs * 0.0001) + (Total cost to perform the process "process payroll taxes" * Percentage of total cost to perform the process "process payroll taxes" allocated to internal costs * Percentage of internal costs of the process "process payroll taxes" allocated to personnel costs * 0.0001)) / (Number of FTEs who perform the process "report time" + Number of FTEs who perform the process "manage pay" + Number of FTEs who perform the process "process payroll taxes")

Key Terms

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To calculate the number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process or activity, you must prorate the number of employees and the hours spent performing each process/activity. Assume that a full-time worker represents 40 hours per week. Provide the average number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process. Include full-time employees, part-time employees, and temporary workers hired during peak demand periods. Allocate only the portion of the employee's time that relates to or supports the activities identified for an applicable process. Prorate management and secretarial time by estimating the level of effort in support of each activity, by process.

For example, a part-time secretary in the finance department for XYZ, Inc. charges all of his time to finance department activities. He works 20 hours per week. The secretary splits his time evenly supporting employees working in the general accounting process and the financial reporting process. Thus, his time should be allocated by process. So, if he works throughout the year and supports these two processes, his time would be split evenly as:

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for general accounting = .25FTE for general accounting

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for financial reporting = .25FTE for financial reporting

Personnel cost is the cost associated with personnel compensation and fringe benefits of employees (i.e., those classified as FTEs which includes both full-time and salaried/hourly employees) contributing to each respective process. Personnel cost should include all of the following costs.

Employee Compensation: Includes salaries and wages, bonuses, overtime and benefits.

Fringe: Includes contributions made towards the employees' government retirement fund, workers compensation, insurance plans, savings plans, pension funds/retirement plans, and stock purchase plans. This should also include special allowances, such as relocation expenses and car allowances.

Cost effectiveness measures are those in which two related variables, one of which is the cost and one of which is the related outcome related to the expenditure are used to determine a particular metric value.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.3.1)

  • 9.5.1 - Report time (10753)
    • 9.5.1.1 - Establish policies and procedures (10853)
    • 9.5.1.2 - Collect and record employee time worked (10854)
    • 9.5.1.3 - Analyze and report paid and unpaid leave (10855)
    • 9.5.1.4 - Monitor regular, overtime, and other hours (10856)
    • 9.5.1.5 - Analyze and report employee utilization (10857)
  • 9.5.2 - Manage pay (10754)
    • 9.5.2.1 - Enter employee time worked into payroll system (10858)
    • 9.5.2.2 - Maintain and administer employee earnings information (10859)
    • 9.5.2.3 - Maintain and administer applicable deductions (10860)
    • 9.5.2.4 - Monitor changes in tax status of employees (10861)
    • 9.5.2.5 - Process and distribute payments (10862)
    • 9.5.2.6 - Process and distribute manual checks (10863)
    • 9.5.2.7 - Process period-end adjustments (10864)
    • 9.5.2.8 - Respond to employee payroll inquiries (10865)
  • 9.5.3 - Manage and process payroll taxes (10755)
    • 9.5.3.1 - Develop tax plan (14075)
    • 9.5.3.2 - Manage tax plan (14076)
    • 9.5.3.3 - Calculate and pay applicable payroll taxes (10866)
    • 9.5.3.4 - Produce and distribute employee annual tax statements (10867)
    • 9.5.3.5 - File regulatory payroll tax forms (10868)