The rules that control accrual benefits specify the kind of accrual that is awarded, when it is allocated, and how much is awarded. Accruals must be configured in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization. Customization of specific accrual benefits may be necessary for various employee categories, including hourly, union, and salary employees.

For example, a company may decide that hourly workers accrue vacation time based on hours worked, and salaried employees accrue vacation time based on pay periods. For union employees, special accrual benefits may also be required.

It is essential to configure accrual benefits in a way that takes into account the particular requirements of each employee category. Benefit accruals may be impacted by changes in an employee’s role or work status. Adjustments to an employee’s accrual benefits are required, for instance, if they receive a promotion or move from hourly to salaried status and the company has different accrual benefits and regulations for each category.

Accrual rules serve as foundational elements, enabling organizations to craft flexible and scalable accrual benefits that cater to the diverse requirements of their workforce.