The Coosawhatchie River

I've been down to the Congaree River and the Saluda River in Columbia, South Carolina. I've seen some unusual names in the four weeks I've been here.

When I was riding down to Florida, I passed a lot of signs that were sort of questionable. But then, when I saw the Coosawhatchie River in southern South Carolina, I was like..."oh come you're just making things up. There's no way that's really the river's true name". But, sure enough, there is a Coosawhatchie River. Go figure.

I like eating at Zaxby's, which we don't have in Colorado. If you google them, they say there's one in Denver, but it's in Denver, Tennessee, if you can believe it.

There's cannon-ball strikes on the State Capitol, marked by blue colored tiles. Much of the city was burned by the Yankees under Sherman in the civil war.

It's hard to imagine that there's anything worse in life than living in a Motel 6. It's like the 7th level of hell. Last night, the two in the room above me were fighting tooth and nail and we had to call the police on them. Twice.

Now, someone is up there re-arranging the furniture.'s a freaking motel room. How about you leave the furniture where it is?

The problem with the No-Tell Motel is that it has 3 floors, and the top floor is for smokers. So, I can't get a room on the 3rd floor unless I want a room that smells like an ash tray.

So, I'm resigned to the 2nd floor, which means that there's perpetually some meth-addict up there rearranging the furniture, or flogging his girlfriend.

So they're rearranging the furniture and I'm banging on the ceiling with my motorcycle helmet. Now, mind you, this is my white helmet. Not my blue one. The blue one looks like a grinding stone was applied to the face of it from when the deer hit me on July 5th.

The white one looks much better. It's a little too large for me, but it's good enough for government work.

It rained on me pretty good today on the ride from work (1600 Hampton Street) to the No-Tell Motel (1776 Burning Tree Road).

Eventually, I memorized the password to the WiFi (sc29210). And I learned that my room was 224. I began to scan the stores for food that we can't get in Colorado. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed.
So I've got all of my motorcycle gear spread out across the Motel 6 room, trying desperately to get everything dried out before I have to get on the bike again. It's supposed to be very cold tomorrow, and no one wants to be riding a motorcycle when it's cold and wet. Gives me flashbacks to the Dalton Highway.

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Posted by Rob Kiser on November 12, 2019 at 12:09 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

A Deer in the Headlights

It's really hard to imagine what my life is like. This is my 3rd week on the project in Columbia, SC. Last weekend, I flew home to Colorado on United Airlines. Debbie and I drove to Charlotte. She flew to Houston. I flew to Dulles International Airport (IAD) and then had a 7 hour weather delay. I managed to leave my motorcycle at work in the parking garage, where I have a permit, but my plates expired 10/31/2019. And I left my passport in my jeans at the Motel 6 I live at on 1776 Burning Tree Road. And my keys in my office at work. So, this meant that, when I flew out, and then came back on Sunday night, that I wouldn't be able to get my motorcycle keys (as they were locked in the office on Sunday night).

And this is sort of what happens when you get spread out over multiple time zones.'s easy to get it wrong. Hard to get it right.

I renew my motorcycle insurance and print out my new insurance cards at home in Colorado. I figure I'll need proof of insurance to renew my registration. So, I take the BMW and head towards Evergreen, CO to renew my plates/registration. On the way, I get a flat tire on Friday in Marshdale, CO going to renew the registration on my motorcycle (my motorcycle is in a parking lot in South Carolina two time zones over). Got the flat tire on the BMW X3 fixed on Saturday. Margie picked me up when I got a flat. Mark gave me a ride to pick up my BMW when they put new tires on it. Margie tooke mt to Evergreen where I get my registration on the bike renewed. Then, on Sunday, I fly from Denver to Charlotte (nonstop). And realize that I won't be able to ride my motorcycle because my keys are locked up on the 7th floor and I won't be able to get into my office until 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

Debbie and I are to meet up at the airport in Charlotte and, by the grace of God, we both get in on time, or a little early, and so we meet up, she rents a car, and we head off on a 90 mile road trip from Charlotte, NC to Columbia, SC. I'm driving.

So, she's giving directions and we're rolling south on I-77. It's pitch black dark. No moon. And we're running about 80 mph on I-77 when I see, in the left lane (I'm in the right) the scariest thing I've ever seen. It's a male deer (buck), injured, laying down, in the center of the left lane. (I'm in the right lane going 80).

And I see this buck, with a huge rack. The largest deer I've ever seen, laying in the left lane, head up, alert, staring into the oncoming traffic. How we missed him, I'll never know. Just dumb luck that he wasn't in our lane. I'm sure that a car came along immediately after us and crashed into the deer at 80 mph within a matter of sceonds. But it was too dangerous to turn back. There was nothing I could do to save him, without endangering others.

Of course, the experience is terrying to me, and I'm having flash backs to July 5th when a deer hit me on a 2 lane black top road north of Leadville, just south of Copper Mountain.

As we got closer to Columbia, we saw more emergency vehicles than I've ever seen in my life rolling around. Ambulances. Firetrucks. Everything seemed to be chasing after some bizarre accident, but I was never clear why.

Eventually, I drop off Debbie at her Hilton Garden Inn hotel and she lets me take her rental car to my No-Tell Motel 6 on Burning Tree Road.

There, I check into my hotel. I'm scheduled to check out Thursday, it seems. My door keys won't work, so I get the front office to make them work again.

In the morning, Monday, I ride in to work in her car, pick her up at her hotel, and then we ride 1/2 block to work together. In my office, I find my motorcycle keys, and put my new 2020 license plate sticker on my motorcycle license plate.

So now, I have insurance and registration and a valid parking sticker on the bike. The bike is legal. The BMW has new tires on it and the plates don't expire until January, I think. I still don't have my passport, so I guess that it must be in my jeans back pocket in the hotel. I HATE flying without my passport, because it's a 2nd form of photo ID, which is always a good idea to have if you're flying.

On Tuesday, I ride into work on my bike. I think my motorcycle said it was 50F or so, but it didn't seem that cold and it's only like a 10-15 minute ride anyway. Like, it might be better to get some cold weather riding gear, but for now, it seems like I will be OK. I've heard that it pretty much never snows here, so I should be able to make it through the winter on the bike, it seems.

The only problem I really have now is my riding gear. My gloves and riding pants are basically ruined from when the deer hit me on July 5th. So, if I ever get paid, it would be nice to replace my riding gear at least.

On Tuesday after work, I meet Carlisle out for dinner at The Cock and Bull Pub at 326 South Edisto, and then ride back to the Motel 6 on my motorcycle.

I check my jeans and find my passport in the rear pocket of my jeans at my Motel 6. Lord God this ain't easy.


Posted by Rob Kiser on November 5, 2019 at 6:15 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
• Pay Calc
• Pay Confirm
• Run the Actuals Distribution Process (PSPPFUND)
• Run Actuals GL Interface (PAYGL02 (and EOP_PUBLISHM))
• Run Encumbrance Process (PAYGL03) - Liquidates Encumbrances

PSPPFUND reads the following tables
And updates

PAYGL02 (Commitment Accounting Actuals) is run to create entries in the PS_HR_ACCTG_LINE table for the data from a given pay run. The PAYGL02 Job also transfers the entries from the table HR_ACCTG_LINE in HCM to the same table in FS via App Engine EOP_PUBLISHM .
As delivered, PAYGL02 relieves encumbrances when processing actuals.

PAYGL03 (Encumbrance processing)
PeopleBooks explaining Direct Retro process. Direct Retro Process


Posted by Rob Kiser on November 3, 2019 at 9:55 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Creating Retroactive Distribution Transactions Directly

PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 Manage Commitment Accounting

Running the Actuals Distribution Process (PSPPFUND)

The Actuals Distribution process (PSPPFUND) distributes actual earnings, employer deductions, and employer taxes across the funding sources you've established and notifies you when you've exceeded any budget amounts specified on the Department Budget component or when a transaction lacks funding. If your pay period isn't fully contained within a single accounting period, the process also distributes earnings, employer deductions, and employer taxes across accounting periods using the calendar information on the Detail Calendar.

The Actuals Distribution process allocates transactions without funding sources or adequate funding to the department budget's suspense combination code. View these transactions and specify a new combination code on the Review Suspense ComboCode Dist component (HP_PYCHK_DIST_SUSP).

The system processes transactions that exceed their budget cap so long as the funding source has the Allow Overspend check box selected on the Department Budget component. The process generates a warning for these transactions.

After running the Actuals Distribution process, modify actuals distribution using the Review Actuals Distribution component (PAYCHECK_DIST).

To post actuals to your general ledger system, including any changes you make on the Review Actuals Distribution component, run the Actuals GL Interface process.

Creating Retroactive Distribution Transactions Directly
- This topic provides an overview of retroactive distribution transactions and describes how to:

  • Specify search and update criteria.
  • View earnings, deductions, and tax transaction messages.

Viewing Retroactive Distribution Messages - Use Review Retro Distribution Messages component to view any messages that are generated by the retroactive distribution process.

To view retroactive distribution messages:

  1. Access the Retro Distribution Messages component, and select the Earnings Messages page, Deduction Messages page, or the Tax Messages page.
  2. View the check earnings line and the earnings distribution, check deductions line and deduction distribution, or check taxes line and tax distribution information of the transaction.
  3. View the message ID and message text explaining the results of the process for this transaction.

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Posted by Rob Kiser on November 2, 2019 at 7:58 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink