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Paychecks

Date: January 2007

Policy: Pay checks and pay advices are distributed according to a regular pay cycle. Non-exempt employees are paid on a biweekly basis and exempt employees (including faculty) are paid on the last business day of each month. All paychecks/advices, unless otherwise specified, are distributed to departments on payday. The College strongly recommends the use of direct deposit (electronic funds transfer) to ensure timely, efficient and secure deposit of wages. If an employee is not typically on campus on payday, or in other unusual circumstances, (s)he may request to have the paycheck mailed home by calling Payroll in advance. Pay checks that are mailed home are mailed on payday and not before. The College is not responsible for delays caused by the US Postal Service.

Employees are responsible for examining their pay stubs. Any discrepancies should be reported immediately to Payroll. Each paycheck stub will show deductions that apply to any benefit programs you have elected, as well as the following deductions required by law:
Federal income taxes
State income taxes
Social Security taxes
Other legally mandated deductions (e.g., garnishments, child support, etc.)

The following deductions are not required by law, but may be elected with written authorization or electronic signature through HRforYou self-service:
Employee contributions toward benefit plans
Maineshare/United Way contributions
Cash contributions to the College
Additional amounts withheld for taxes
Payment of obligation to the College
All benefits-eligible employees may access their earnings statements/pay stubs via HRforYou self-service.

complete current schedule of biweekly pay periods is available online.