December 09, 2018
Christmas Day Holiday May Require Change in Processing Schedule
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Vision Payroll

Christmas Day Holiday May Require Change in Processing ScheduleTuesday, December 25, 2018 will be Christmas Day, a federal holiday. The offices of Vision Payroll will close Christmas Eve, Monday December 24 at 2 pm EST and re-open Wednesday December 26. Most banks will also be closed in observance of the holiday. Payroll changes and hours must be submitted before the processing deadlines as listed below.

Normal Payroll Date Process Deadline
12/25/2018 12/20/2018
12/26/2018 12/21/2018
12/27/2018 12/24/2018

Payroll Dates May Be Affected by Christmas Day

Payrolls dated December 25 will be paid December 24 unless a previous change in schedule has been submitted. Payrolls submitted after these processing deadlines will be pushed back until the next available processing day. No changes are required for payrolls dated December 28.

Bank Withdrawal Dates Will Change for Some Payrolls

For payrolls dated December 24, including those normally paid on Tuesdays, ACH withdrawals from clients’ accounts will occur on Friday, December 21. For payrolls dated December 26, ACH withdrawals from clients’ accounts will occur on Monday, December 24. This is necessary to ensure timely crediting of employees’ accounts on the proper day.

UPS Will Limit Deliveries and Pickups

Due to heavy USPS and UPS delivery requirements as well as limited bank hours and staffing, we strongly recommend submitting payrolls during this time as early as practicable. Since the final bank processing for ACH transactions on December 24 is 1 pm EST, in order to ensure proper crediting of transactions for Wednesday, December 26, we recommend submitting payrolls dated Wednesday no later than 2 pm EST, Friday, December 21. Ground packages received by UPS on December 21 will not be delivered until December 26. Ground packages received by UPS on December 24 do not ship from UPS until December 26 so we do not recommend submitting on that date any payrolls dated before December 27. If you prefer to upgrade your shipping to UPS Next Day Air, you may request this upgrade when submitting your payroll. Earlier deadlines, delivery limitations, and additional fees may apply to UPS Next Day Air shipments.

New Year’s Day Is Next Federal Holiday

The next federal holiday will be Tuesday, January 1, 2019, New Year’s Day. Contact Vision Payroll as soon as possible to make changes to or for questions on your processing schedule.


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