Good day to you, @jason-brassapple!
You'll want to consider selecting your employee's payroll item when setting up their profile. I'm here to help you accomplish this.
But first, may I know if you're prompted with an error message? Any details you can share will be appreciated and will help me resolve it in no time.
Nevertheless, you can select your employee's payroll item when setting up their profile. To do so:
Additionally, here's an article you can read to learn more about your employee's payroll item: Pay Types Overview.
Lastly, I've also added this article that'll help you with your future payroll task: How to Create Pay Cheques for all Employees?
If there's anything else that I can help you with, please let me know in the comment section down below. I'll be always around ready to help.