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  • Income Tax Changes
    2 months 4 days ago

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted December 2017 made significant changes in personal income tax calculations.

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urges employees to review their income tax withholding to avoid being significantly under or over withheld at year end.  To assist with this review the IRS has released their new... read more

  • 2017 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements
    4 months 1 week ago

    Online W-2s were made available January 11th for active employees previously electing to not have a paper W-2 mailed to them.    Paper W-2s for all other employees will be mailed for receipt by January 31.   Ex-employees are not able to view the W-2 online and are mailed a paper W-2.

    Following the 2017... read more

  • Sign up now before the January 8th deadline for electing online access to your 2017 W-2!
    5 months 1 week ago

    Please consider electing to receive the 2017 and future year W-2s online (printable) and NOT receive a paper W-2 through U.S. Mail.  The primary benefits of making this election are the following:

    • Your W-2 is securely available to you online instead of having your paper W-2 moving through multiple handling processes for printing... 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.