1. When is my timesheet due?
Timesheets are to be signed by the employee/student and approved by the supervisor/manager and generally due in payroll by 12 noon on the Friday that precedes the pay date. There are exceptions sometimes due to holidays so you should always check the Payroll calendar deadlines.”
2. Do you accept fax copies of timesheets?
Payroll will accept a fax timesheet to process your pay, but the original timesheet must be received by Wednesday prior to the pay date or your check will be held until it is turned into Payroll. Timesheets attest to an individual's work and must be signed by the employee, verified and approved by their supervisor/manager, and submitted to Payroll to ensure timely payment. Legible documents with original signatures are required to be in compliance with record keeping requirements.
3. Will I get paid if I turn my timesheet in late?
It is imperative that your timesheet is turned in timely to assure being paid on pay day. Depending upon when the timesheet is turned in, it may be delayed until next pay day, especially if the payroll is done being processed.
4. What happens if I forget to sign my timesheet?
We strongly urge you to carefully review your timesheet for accuracy and the proper signatures to avoid delays in getting paid. We will process your timesheet but your paycheck will be held until your signed timesheet is received.
5. Why didn't I get overtime when I used benefit time in the same week?
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime is paid for time worked over 40 hours during a one week period.
6. What if I turned in the wrong hours on my last timesheet?
The correct hours can be adjusted on the next pay date if a revised timesheet is approved by your supervisor and submitted to payroll in a timely matter!
1. Where do I pick up my check?
We strongly urge that everyone sign up for direct deposit, as this will ensure your funds are in your financial institution timely. Students pick up pay checks in the Payroll office. Staff and faculty and some approved graduate student checks will be picked up by a designated department representative. If you have questions about where your paycheck is, please call Payroll at ext. 3410.
2. I work off campus, can I have my pay stubs campus mailed?
Original checks must be picked up either by the individual being paid or your department representative. At any time, you are strongly encouraged to complete a direct deposit form so that you can log into Esther to view and print your pay stub.
3. If I have an emergency, can I get my check early?
Generally, pay checks can't be released before the pay date. Emergency situations are handled on an individual basis through your department.
4. Why is there a fine on my check stub?
For any non-benefit deductions such as fines, tax liens, child support, and parking, please contact Gwen Aldridge at ext. 3444 or Sandra Burton at ext. 3797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. What are my benefit deductions?
Benefits including health insurance, medical or dependent care spending or supplemental retirement deductions are handled by the Human Resources Benefits Team at ext. 2363 or email email@example.com. You can also view the benefits deductions by logging into ESTHER and selecting the "Benefits and Deductions" menu option under the "Employee" section.