Office of Financial Affairs

Payroll Department

Frequently Asked Questions - Faculty and Staff

Q: When is payday?
Semi-monthly, Faculty employees pay is the 15th and the last day of each month. If the 15th or last day of the month falls over a weekend, payday will be the Friday before that weekend.
Bi-weekly employees are paid the following Friday after the end of the pay cycle

Q: How are Payroll Checks and Direct Deposit Notifications distributed?
For employees awaiting Direct Deposit Pre-Note verification, a payroll check will be produced and can be picked up in the Payroll Office on pay Friday any time after 12:00 noon.

Q: When does my direct deposit become effective?
All employees are highly encouraged to sign up for direct deposit. Those who have turned in direct deposit information can expect to see their direct deposit in their account the 2nd pay cycle after they submit their original form. All direct deposits Pre-note prior to taking affect on the account.

Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about deductions on my payroll check?
Semi-monthly & Faculty should contact Aliya Bland at ext. 1227 or
Hourly employees should contact Richard Bolds at ext. 1293 or

Q: How are address, W-4, Direct Deposit changes or corrections made for payroll files?
Changes to payroll files must be received 48 hours prior to the payroll being processed. The changes are made by completing the Personal Data Sheet in MySJU.

Q: I am a new employee when can I expect to be paid?
New employees are only paid after they complete all of the necessary new hire paperwork. Semi-Monthly and Faculty are paid the next pay cycle after starting work. For example, if the start date is on the 12th of the month he/she will be paid on the last day of the month.