December 09, 2020
Christmas Day Holiday May Require Change in Processing Schedule
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Vision Payroll

Christmas Day Holiday May Require Change in Processing ScheduleFriday, December 25, 2020 will be Christmas Day, a federal holiday. The offices of Vision Payroll will close Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24 at 2 pm EST and re-open Monday December 28. 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
12/25/2020 12/22/2020
12/28/2020 12/23/2020
12/29/2020 12/24/2020

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 30.

Bank Withdrawal Dates Will Change for Some Payrolls

For payrolls dated December 24, including those normally paid on Fridays, ACH withdrawals from clients’ accounts will occur on Wednesday, December 23. For payrolls dated December 28, ACH withdrawals from clients’ accounts will occur on Thursday, 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 Monday, December 28, we recommend submitting payrolls dated Monday no later than 2 pm EST, Wednesday, December 23. Ground packages received by UPS on December 24 do not ship from UPS until December 28 so we do not recommend submitting on that date any payrolls dated before December 29.

New Year’s Day Is Next Federal Holiday

The next federal holiday will be Friday, January 1, 2021, 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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