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Frequently Asked Questions: Faculty and Staff

Frequently asked questions about Payroll Services. Also see our FAQ for students and international students.

When are paychecks distributed?

Faculty and staff members are paid on a biweekly basis. Payment for work is actually made two weeks after the pay period ending date. For example, payment received on May 31, 2002, was actually earned during the May 4, 2002, through May 17, 2002, period.

How do I receive payment?

Paychecks or statements (for direct deposit) are distributed by the Faculty and Staff Payroll Services department on each payday to persons designated to pick up checks/statements for each department.

I have received a faculty teaching contract and a letter indicating that I need to contact the Payroll Office. What do I need to bring with me?

If you have never been on the IUP payroll, you will need to bring your Social Security card and a form of photo identification (such as a driver’s license). If your contract is for 50 percent or more for the entire academic year, you will be asked to complete retirement, hospitalization, life insurance, and other benefit forms.

What was the number that I claimed for exemptions on my W-4?

The Faculty and Staff Payroll Services office can tell you the number of exemptions currently claimed on your W-4 and assist you in making adjustments to the number of exemptions claimed. If you owed more on your federal income tax return than you wanted to, you can reduce the number of exemptions or add an extra deduction for a specific dollar amount from each paycheck.

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