Retroactive Funding Adjustment

An RFA is a process to correct the payroll funding source for one or more pay periods for a specific position. Essentially, the Payroll Office forces the HR/Pay system to completely reverse each paycheck for the employee for every pay period involved. The new funding is then applied to all of the salary and fringe.‚Äč

View the Retroactive Funding Adjustment Policy on the KU Policy Library site.


RFA training is available through KU's MyTalent system. RFA training materials are also available in Sharepoint.

Quick Reference Examples

Gross and Fringe Examples (via SharePoint)

The examples above are broken into 3 sections:

  • The top section shows the gross & fringe (HR Pay accounting line/OAC RFA report) as it should appear when submitted.
  • The middle section contains notes and color-coded descriptions.
  • The bottom section reflects information that is needed to submit the actual PAF/ePAF. It is preferred this information is provided on a separate tab or spreadsheet from the gross & fringe.

Questions and Support

For general questions or if you need assistance with a specific RFA, contact an Payroll RFA specialist at 785-864-4385 or