The University pays all of its employees by direct deposit into the financial institution(s) of their choice. Such deposits are made electronically on the established University payday. If the payday falls on a holiday or a Saturday, the payday will be the preceding workday. If the payday falls on a Sunday, the payday will be the following Monday. When you begin your employment with the University you are responsible for completing a direct deposit instruction form available in the Human Resources Department. Federal law does not allow employers to make a deposit into your account until 10 days after you complete this form. We urge new staff to complete this paperwork immediately after confirming employment with the University.
Various federal and state laws mandate certain payroll deductions. The following kinds of deductions will be made:
- Federal and State Income Tax Withholding
- Social Security (FICA). The Federal Social Security Act requires your participation in this program through payroll deduction. A required percentage of your salary is deducted from your pay and the University matches contributions in accordance with the law. The plan is designed to assist you with your retirement, disability, death, survivor, and Medicare benefits.
- City Withholding Taxes
- School District Taxes (where applicable)
- Elective Deductions Designated by the Employee
By the last day of January of each calendar year, we will supply you with your Wage and Tax Statement (W-2) form, which summarizes your income and deductions for the year. It is your responsibility to advise the Payroll Office of any change in the number of exemptions you are allowed. If you have any questions regarding these deductions, please contact the Human Resources Department.