When is The PY File Emptied

​The PY file for the current business month is generally emptied after 6:00 PM before the last working day of the calendar month, and remains empty until the first payroll cycle of the subsequent month is processed.  

    • If you create a PY file on the last working day by selecting cycle dates for the current business month, your file may be empty.  
    • ​If the current month PY file is empty, you can still access the data by selecting the PH file for the prior business month, or by creating a PY extract file for the current and prior 36 business months.  ​

For the dates when the PY current business month file is emptied, refer to the PY Current Business Month Schedule in the CIRS Data Element Dictionary​.

Last Updated: February 20, 2024