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Establishing minimum pay for a pay category


Sep 27, 2005
Does anyone understand the background functionality of the "apply minimum" checkbox on the pay categories?

I created a category named "airport standby", and selected apply to pay, above guarantee, apply minimum (4:00). When I select apt standby on a logpage, it applies the 4 hour credit. If I am assigned a flight during that time, it appears to calculate the greater of the 4 hour credit or the flight time, and apply the appropriate credit. However, if I have a flight on that day, then am assigned to apt standby, it continues to calculate the same way. I am trying to set it up so that I get credit for both assignments whenever apt standby is assigned after a flight assignment. Any ideas?

On a final note, whenever I put apt standby on my logpage, I do not enter times for the standby... it automatically calculates the 4 hour credit, however, if I do choose to input the time for the standby, my credit becomes the 4 hour minimum, plus the total hours added onto that logpage entry. (ie. 4 hours + 1800-2200 (4 hours) = 8 hours credit. I thought the minimum slot would give a min credit of four hours unless the times entered exceeded the 4 hour minimum, then the credit would be the actual time entered. Bottom line, how does the min credit feature work?

Paul Auman

APDL Developer
Staff member
May 30, 2005
Dunedin, FL
Un-check "Above Guarantee" on your "Airport Standby" payroll category.

When selecting "apply minimum" and "above guarantee" under a custom pay category each leg is treated individually. That is why you see 4,8, etc...

With just "apply minimum" set a minimum of X hours for that type of flying. For example the category IOE is set to a minimum of 4+00.

The first two legs, totaling 2+00 hours are assigned to IOE. Will show a credit of 4+00 hours.

The third leg of type "Block" is entered for 1+00 hour of flying and you will get a total credit of 5+00

Fly Safe!

Paul Auman
APDL Development Team
NC Software, Inc.