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Category | Programming |
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Subject | Excel |

Difficulty | Undergraduate |

Status | Solved |

More Info | College Assignment Spreadsheet |

## Assignment Description

Project 2 Instructions

**Starting File: Project 2 – Student – Celestial Bakery.xlsx**

Celestial Bakery, a custom bakery business, has asked you to analyze employee bonuses for. Bonuses are paid to employees based on the results of their annual evaluation. Follow the steps below to produce the results shown in Figure 1 at the end of this document.

** Notes**:

· This workbook has 2 worksheets: the **Documentation** worksheet (for the history of this workbook), and the **Payroll Data** worksheet. Be sure to work on the correct worksheet as indicated in the
instructions.

· You should use cell references in all formulas – do not re-enter
data. __Use absolute references where appropriate when copying formulas.__

· You may see either 0 or a dash when a numeric value is zero.
This is based on a formatting option at the Excel level (not the worksheet
level). Either way is acceptable – let Excel decide. __DO NOT force a dash
in your formula!__

· If you have questions or problems, contact the instructor for help.

· __Remember: Project work must be
your own individual work – no group work allowed!__

**Steps:**

*Download the starting file from the Assignment Dropbox
and save it on your computer. Then open it to work on it.*

1. In
the **Documentation** worksheet, enter your name in cell **B3** and the
date you created this workbook in cell **B4**.

2. Enter
a brief statement for the purpose of this workbook in cell **B5**.

* *

*Switch to the Payroll Data worksheet. Use
formulas with cell references to complete any required calculations in these
steps.*

*3. *Each
year, each employee is evaluated for their job performance, which produces a
numeric evaluation score. Employee bonuses are based on the employee’s
performance. Enter a formula in cell **G4** to determine the **Rating** earned by this employee based on the employee’s evaluation score. Ratings are
shown in the EVALUATION lookup table. You MUST use a **VLOOKUP** function
and the existing lookup table. The lookup table has a defined name of
Evaluation which you can use instead of its cell range. *(Hint: the
Evaluation lookup table shows the cutoff values for each rating. For example,
if the employee evaluation score is 75, they have not reached the cutoff of 80,
and so the rating will be “Fair”. This process of using cutoff values in a
lookup table is done using the option for Approximate Match.)*

4. Copy
your formula from **G4** down the rest of the column of data. *(Hint: be
sure to use absolute references in the formula for all cell references that you
don’t want to change when copied.)*

*5. *Enter
a formula in cell **H4** to determine the Base Salary, which is based on the
employee’s job code. Base salaries are shown in the SALARIES lookup table on
the right side of the worksheet. You MUST use a **VLOOKUP** function and
the existing lookup table. *(Hint: this lookup table has a defined name of
BaseSalary that you can use instead of its cell range.)*

6. Copy
your formula from **H4** down the rest of the column of data.

7. Bonuses
are paid to all employees with a rating of Fair, Good, or Excellent. Employees
with a rating of Poor do not get bonuses. The bonus rate is a percentage of the
base salary for eligible employees. The percentage is shown in the BONUS %
table on the right side of the worksheet. Enter a formula in cell **I4** to
calculate the bonus percentage earned by the employee. You MUST use an **IF** function.

8. Copy your formula from cell I4 down the rest of the column of data.

9. Enter
a formula in cell **J4** to calculate the actual bonus amount that will be
paid to the employee.

10. Copy your formula from
cell **J4** down the rest of the column of data.

11. Enter a formula in
cell **K4** to calculate the total amount that will be paid to the employee.

12. Copy your formula from
cell **K4** down the rest of the column of data.

13. Enter a formula in
cell **O24** to calculate the average evaluation score for all employees.
Format this with the **Number** style, with one decimal place.

14. Enter a formula in
cell **O25** to calculate the average bonus amount that the company will
pay. Format this with **Accounting** style, with 2 decimal places.

15. Enter a formula in
cell **O26** to calculate the total amount of bonuses that the company will
pay. Format this with **Accounting** style, with 2 decimal places.

16. Left-justify the
employee ID values in Col. **A**. Center the Job code values in col. **D** and the evaluation scores in column **F**.

17. Format all money
values with **Accounting** style, with 2 decimal places.

18. Format bonus
percentage in Col. I with **Percentage** style with 1 decimal place.

19. Set the page
orientation to **Landscape. **Set the margins to** Narrow**.** **Adjust
the page breaks if needed so that all columns of the employee data (A to K) will
fit on a single page (note that all rows will not fit on a single page,
however). The reference tables should not be included in the printable area.

20. Set the first 3 rows to repeat at the top of every page when printed.

21. Create a page footer with your name in the left portion of the footer, and the date you completed this project in the middle portion of the footer. Use the built-in page numbering features to build the output for the right portion of the footer so that it shows “Page 1 of 2” on the first page (and so on for the rest of the pages).

22. Save your file, close Excel, and submit your file into the Project 2 link in Blackboard.

*Figure 1 (showing
a portion of the data)*