13.2.2. ENCUMBERED AND UNENCUMBERED PAYMENTS
Salaries and wages paid through Payroll Services to employees of The University of Texas at Austin can be classified as either encumbered or unencumbered payments.
A. Encumbered Payments
Salaries of employees assigned to monthly positions are encumbered, meaning the funds in the account have been reserved and cannot be used for other purposes. Monthly allowances are also encumbered.
Annual encumbrances occur at the beginning of each fiscal year, September 1, and do not extend beyond the end of the fiscal year, August 31..
Adjustments to encumbrances occur on a nightly basis in accordance with approved employment and compensation business processes.
B. Unencumbered Payments
Unencumbered payments have not previously had funds reserved in the account and will be charged when the payroll has processed. Unencumbered payments include wages to hourly employees as well as one-time payments processed via compensation and other earnings that come from time tracking, such as overtime.
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