The Payroll office is responsible for all direct deposits, payroll tax withholdings, and voluntary and involuntary payroll deductions for faculty, staff and students.

Pay Periods:

Employees are paid semi-monthly, on the 15th and the last business day of the month. If the 15th or last business day of the month falls on a College observed holiday or weekend, employees will usually be paid on the preceding work day.

2016 Pay Date Calendar

Work Week:

Employees are expected to report to work on time daily and to remain on the job during their normal work hours. Normal work hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Security Officers work an eight (8) hour shift, scheduled by the Director.

As the College works a 35-hour work week, time worked greater than 35 hours but less than 40 hours will be paid at regular time. Vacation/sick time, stipends and other non-regular paid time does not count toward hours worked for computing overtime.


Overtime is computed on a 7-day, 40-hour work week. Overtime will be paid for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in any given work week. Overtime is at the supervisor’s discretion. Employees should secure their supervisor’s permission before working overtime. Failure to do so may be considered grounds for corrective action.

In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Wage and Hour Law, non-exempt employees (employees who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act), who are required to work overtime, will be paid at the rate 1.5 times their regular salary. Exempt employees are those employees who are not subject to (exempt from) the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

Direct Deposit:

Direct deposit is highly encouraged for all employees. Employees have password protected access to their electronic pay advice(s) through WebAdvisor. Accrued leave such as vacation and sick leave are listed on the pay advice/pay stub. For instructions on how to use WebAdvisor see “Using WebAdvisor to Access Your Employee Information” in the Procedures section.

Washington Area Teachers Federal Credit Union:

The Washington Area Teachers Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, completely member-owned credit union. WATFCU has a variety of quality financial products and services to make your life easier and more convenient. For more information, please visit: Washington Area Teachers Federal Credit Union

Lost or Stolen Paycheck:

Lost checks should be reported to the Payroll Department or Human Resources immediately. If theft is suspected on College premises, the Office of Protection Services should also be notified. Payroll checks may not be mailed to, or given to, anyone other than the employee for whom the check is intended, unless the employee provides written permission or there is an extenuating circumstance.


Federal income tax
State income tax
Social Security (FICA)
Pennsylvania unemployment
TIAA-CREF reduction
Local tax
Local service tax
Those deductions/reductions otherwise required by law and court order

An employee may request these additional deductions/reductions:

Tax-deferred annuities (tax sheltered) for retirement
College sponsored insurance premiums
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Long-term care insurance premium
Voluntary Life insurance premium
Other deductions/reductions authorized by the employee

Employee Personal Information:

Employees are responsible for updating their name changes, mailing address, telephone numbers, emergency contact information, and benefits dependent changes through Human Resources.  An employee information form should be completed for these types of changes.

Payroll Questions?

LeeAnn Spencer
Payroll Coordinator
1st Floor, Thompson Hall
Phone: 724-223-6522
Fax: 724-250-3540