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Who do I talk to if my paycheck is incorrect?

You should speak with your department timekeeper. The department timekeeper should be able to answer any questions you have regarding an incorrect paycheck. They will contact the Payroll Office if they are not able to resolve problem at the department level.

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When is payday?

A published list of biweekly and monthly pay dates for the current year can be found at the following Web site:
http://www.payroll.umich.edu/biweekly.html

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How can I have my paycheck deposited into my checking and/or savings account?

You can complete and submit the "Direct Deposit Authorization" form, or enroll for Direct Deposit using the Wolverine Access Self-Service option. You will need your uniquename and "kerberos" password to authenticate to the site.

If you choose to complete the paper for, you will need to send it to:

Payroll Office
G395 Wolverine Tower-Low Rise
3003 S. State St
Ann Arbor, MI SPC 1279
Fax (734) 647-3983

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How can I have my paycheck mailed to my home address?

Complete the "U.S. Mail Authorization" form.

You will need to return the form to:

Payroll Office
G395 Wolverine Tower-Low Rise
3003 S. State St
Ann Arbor, MI SPC 1279
Fax (734) 647-3983

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Can you tell me the amount of my paycheck?

We can't tell you the amount of your paycheck. You can check the amount of your current and previous paychecks using the "Wolverine Access Self-Service" option. You will need your uniquename and "kerberos" password to authenticate to the site.

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Where is my paycheck being sent?

New employees can call either Payroll Office on Thursday of pay week to find where their check was sent. This service is offered to new employees while their designated check distribution location is established.

Hospitals & Health Centers Payroll Office: 734-615-2000
Campus Payroll Office 734-615-2000

or Toll Free 866-647-7657

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Why was my paycheck distributed to the Cashier’s Office at the Literature, Science & the Arts (LS&A) Building?

If you have not filled out the check distribution form to have your paycheck direct deposited or mailed to your home, your paycheck will continue be distributed to this location.

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Will you complete a written employment verification for me?

Employment verifications can take up to seven (7) business days to process. Upon completion, the verification will be mailed directly to the company requesting your information. You can request a copy that will be held for you to pick up at the Campus Payroll Office

Campus Payroll Office
G395 Wolverine Tower-Low Rise

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How much paid time off/vacation time do I accrue?

If you are paid bi-weekly and you are covered by the "Paid Time Off" (PTO) program, you acrue PTO at the rates listed below. Keep in mind the rates listed are based on a full-time (40 hr/wk) appointment. Appointments less than full-time will accrue at a prorated rate.

Years of Service Accrual Hours/Month Maximum Accrual
0-5
13.334
240
5-10
17.334
312
10 +
21.334
384

If you are paid monthly and are covered by the "Paid Time Off" (PTO) program, you accrue PTO at the rates listed below. Keep in mind the rates listed are based on a full-time (40 hr./wk) appointment. Appointments less than full-time will accrue at a prorated rate.

Years of Service Accrual Hours/Month Maximum Accrual
0-5
17.334
312
5+
21.334
384

If you are covered by the "Vacation Time" program, you accrue at the rates listed below. Keep in mind that rates listed are based on a full-time (40 hr/wk) appointment. Appointments less than full-time will accrue at a prorated rate.

Years of Service Accrual Hours/Month Maximum Accrual
0-5
8
192
5-8
12
288
8 +
16
384

Staff members employed in job families covered by a labor agreement should refer to the agreement for information that may differ from the rates quoted above.

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Do I receive a full month’s accrual if I am hired or return from leave of absence in the middle of the month?

If you are hired or return from leave of absence at different points of a month your accrual will be affected.

If you are hired or return from leave of absence from the 1st through the 10th day of the month you will receive a full accrual.

If you are hired or return from leave of absence from the 11th through the 20th day of the month you will receive a half accrual.

If you are hired or return from leave of absence from the 21st through the last day of the month you will receive no accrual.

Conversely, when you end your employment or begin a leave of absence your accrual will be affected.

If you end your employment or begin a leave of absence from the 1st through the 10th day of the month you will receive no accrual.

If you end your employment or begin a leave of absence from the 11th through the 20th day of the month you will receive a half accrual.

If you end your employment or begin a leave of absence from the 21st through the last day of the month you will receive a full accrual.

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How do I find out what my PTO/Vacation accrual balance is?

You can log onto the Wolverine Access Self Service page http://wolverineaccess.umich.edu/index.jsp with your unique name and kerberos password to view your Leave Balances. Be aware there may be adjustments from prior pay period corrections or special checks issued that have not processed through or been deducted from your current balances. If you believe the balance is incorrect for any reason you should direct your inquiry to your department timekeeper. The department timekeeper should be able to answer any question(s) you have regarding your PTO/Vacation accrual or balances. If you disagree with their records, they will research the issue and contact the Payroll Office if they are not able to resolve the problem at the department level.

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What holidays are observed by the University/Health System?

For a list of holidays observed for the current year go to: http://www.umich.edu/~payroll/holiday.html

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Does the University/Health System provide paid time off to attend to funeral affairs?

The University/Health System provides up to three days (24 hours max) paid time off work for the staff member to attend the funeral or memorial services and to make necessary arrangements for an immediate family member. If additional time is needed, accrued PTO/vacation time may be requested.

Immediate family member is defined as the staff member’s spouse or same-sex domestic partner with whom the staff member shares living accommodations and expenses; the son, daughter, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister (or the spouse of any of them), of either the staff member or the staff member’s spouse/same-sex domestic partner; or any other related person living in the staff member’s household.

Your time off request should be directed to your Department Head or Supervisor.

Refer to 201.30-0 Leaves of Absence.pdf (319K)

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How much time off do I get for pregnancy?

For employees covered by the "Paid Time Off" (PTO) Program

If you are covered by the Paid Time Off (PTO) plan and you have been employed for two or more years (in a regular job(s), and your health care provider continues to restrict you from working, you will use 10 days of PTO, no pay or a combination of the two. This will be your “bridge” to Extended Sick Time usage. You will then begin to exhaust time from your Extended Sick Time bank. You will continue to use Extended Sick Time until your health care provider releases you from care and allows you to return to work; usually six to eight weeks post partum.
Once your health care provider has released you to return to work, you can no longer use Extended Sick Time. You can elect to go on an unpaid childcare leave of absence or return to work.

If you have not been employed for at least two years (in a regular job(s), you are not eligible for Extended Sick Time. You will exhaust your PTO bank and then be placed on an unpaid medical and/or childcare leave of absence.
For employees covered by "Sick Time/Vacation Time Programs

If you are covered by Sick and Vacation Plans and you have been employed for two or more years you will begin to exhaust time from your Extended Sick Time bank until your health care provider releases you from care and allows you to return to work, usually six to eight weeks post-partum.
Once your health care provider has released you to return to work, you can no longer use Extended Sick Time. You can elect to go on an unpaid childcare leave of absence or return to work. If you elect to take an unpaid childcare leave of absence, all vacation time will be exhausted prior to beginning the leave of absence.
If you have not been employed for at least two years (in a regular job(s), you are not eligible for Extended Sick Time. You will exhaust your sick time and/or vacation time and then be placed on an unpaid medical and/or childcare leave of absence.
For information on leaves of absence see the F.A.Q. on Leaves of Absence.
or refer to 201.30-0 Leaves of Absence.pdf (319K)
Staff members employed in jobs covered by a labor agreement should refer to their agreement for specific information that may be different from the information above.

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Am I eligible for "Season" Days?

Employees covered by the "Paid Time Off" (PTO) Program are not eligible for "season" days.

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