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  • New Form W-4 Employee's Withholding Certificate
    3 months 3 weeks ago

    The 2020 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate , is significantly different from previous versions due to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes, primarily the elimination of withholding allowances. 

    Any individual completing a Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding... read more

General Information

Payroll strives to timely and accurately pay each employee on payday.  Students and seasonal employees are paid biweekly, faculty and staff are paid monthly. Payroll processes wages based on budgeted salaries and hourly rates, Personnel Action Forms (PAFs), Student Employee Approval Forms (SEAFs), and approved timecards. Deductions from pay are mandated taxes, benefits deductions, miscellaneous deductions such as United Way, dues, UNI Foundation, Wellness, and involuntary garnishments.

Payroll accounts for vacation and sick leave balances.  This includes monitoring monthly leave accruals, usage from timecards, adjustments related to Catastrophic Leave Donations, and leave payouts upon resignation. Payroll monitors and pays out compensatory time and other types of leave usage.

Payroll reviews all income to international visitors and determines taxation in compliance with tax laws for international income.  When applicable, tax exemption treaty benefits are provided.