How To Process Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Plan


The functional guidelines for the administration of the STAR plan is available through the Human Resources website.  

Note: The following programs have been discontinued:
*Incentive Award Program (IAP) - 6/30/2005
*Staff Recognition and Development Program (SRDP) - 6/30/2011
*Supplemental Recognition Program (SRP) - 6/30/12

PPS Payment Procedures
After the approval of the STAR plan, do the following:
Use PPS time reporting screen, EDFT (One-Time Payment) and enter the following:

  • Full Accounting Unit (FAU) employee is paid from (use account code 502120).
  • Title Code
  • Amount
  • Pay Period End Date
  • Description of Service (DOS) Code:

    •  XSC (STAR Spot Award - Central Funding)

    • XSL (STAR Spot Award - Local Funding)

The use of DOS codes IIA, TIA and PDA have been eliminated as of 6/30/2005.
The use of DOS codes SRD and SPA have also been eliminated as of 6/30/2012

STAR Spot Award codes XSC and XSL are treated as supplemental wages when paid separately.
Income tax withholding rates would be: Federal - 25%; State - 10.23%.

However, if XSC and/or XSL award payments are combined with regular wages and paid with the employee's primary pay schedule, Federal and State income taxes would be withheld at the graduated rates per marital status and allowances claimed on form W4.   

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