Pay Periods and Distribution

Paychecks may be mailed to the employee’s home address, campus address, or deposited directly into the employee's bank account through direct deposit. Direct deposit, which is available by contacting the payroll office, is the University's preferred method of paycheck distribution.

Monthly Payroll

Employees will be paid on the first working day of each month for the preceding month.

Bi-weekly Payroll

The workweek begins Sunday and continues through the following Saturday. Paychecks are distributed on alternate Fridays.

Payroll Deductions

Federal and state laws require the following deductions come from every paycheck:

  • Federal income tax
  • Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA-Social Security) contributions, at a rate of 7.65 percent
  • State income tax

Other deductions may be made from an employee's paycheck, but only with written permission. Such deductions may include:

  • Charitable contributions
  • Credit union options
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible benefits plans
  • Health insurance premiums
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Pre-paid legal plan