We now map Locations and Department Codes based on Gusto's job title option.

Buddy Punch Setup

If you'd like to export Locations, Department Codes or Department Code Payroll Names to Gusto, this can be achieved by visiting Settings --> Integrations --> Gusto Settings:

Once on the Gusto integration page, you will want to check the box next to "Use Multiple pay rates, Gusto Titles must match a Buddy Punch:" and select whether you'd like to map Locations, Department Code Names or Department Code Payroll Code:


Location Name

Location Name refers to the actual name of any Location codes you've setup. You can find this information by going to Settings --> Locations. 

Department Code/Department Code Payroll Code

Just like with the Location Name, this information can be found by going to Settings --> Department Codes. We don't list the name of the Payroll Code on the Department Code page, so you will need click "Edit" next to the Department Code to either enter or find this information.

Gusto Setup

Once you've gotten your Department or Location codes setup, you will then need to create the pay rates and job titles to match these codes in Gusto.

In order to add multiple pay rates for hourly employees, please follow the below steps:

  1. Click the People tab.
  2. Click your employee’s name.
  3. Navigate to the Job & Pay tab.
  4. In the Compensation section, click Add Earning Type or Pay Rate.
  5. Select the earning type or additional pay rate.
  6. Next to Job Class Code, select the appropriate risk class code. Applicable only to those who have a workers' comp policy through Gusto - skip to step 7 otherwise.
  7. Enter the pay rate.
  8. Next to Default Hours per Pay Period, enter a default amount if applicable. This is required if you are using AutoPilot.
  9. Click Save.
  10. The first pay rate will now be titled Primary Position. 

Once you've setup the pay rate, you can update the Job Title by clicking Edit next to the pay rate.

Please Note (Very important): The name of the job title is what needs to match what is found in Buddy Punch. For example, if an employee is working at Location X, then the job title in Gusto would need to be Location X. If an employee works at multiple locations, then you would need to setup multiple pay rates each with a corresponding Location or Department Code/Payroll Code. 

If you have any questions about this process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team using our live chat feature or by email at support@buddypunch.com.

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