What is meant by "lag" payroll?
When I multiply my biweekly gross pay by 26, it totals
less than my annual salary - why?
How do I enroll in Direct Deposit?
I had Direct Deposit last semester, but now it has
stopped - why?
I worked overtime or a holiday in this pay period, why is
it not in my check?
Why can't I see my accrual information on the
How do I change my SRA/TDA deduction?
I am a CSEA employee, when do I receive my performance
Q: What is meant by "lag" payroll?
A: All University State employees are paid on a
biweekly lag basis. This means that you are paid for a two week pay period
(beginning on a Thursday through the second Wednesday) two weeks after the
conclusion of that pay period (exception: hourly employees are paid three weeks
after conclusion of a pay period). Therefore, it may take up to four weeks from
your date of hire to receive you first check. You will also continue to receive
checks after you separate from service until the lag is paid out.
Q: When I multiply my biweekly
gross pay by 26, it totals less than my annual salary - why?
A: For full-time employees paid on an annual basis,
SUNY Geneseo has many payroll payment modes. A 26 pay period mode is not one of
them. When an employee's "annual" salary is paid over a full year (CAL or CYF
payroll mode for faculty and professional employees with Academic Year or
College Year obligations, respectively; ANN for Calendar Year obligations), the
salary is based on 365 days (normal year) and 366 days (leap year). Since each
pay period covers 14 days, and 26 x 14 equals only 364, it would always take a
27th check for you to have received your full annual salary. Biweekly pay is
Salary divided by 365 (366 for leap
year) = daily rate of pay x 14 days = Gross-Biweekly Pay
Other factors may also affect your
ability to reconcile your annual earnings, your biweekly rate, and your annual
salary rate. They include start date, whether or not you are in your first year
of employment, the regular lag (two weeks), the special lag (one week for all
employees appointed to the Regular State Payroll except hourly and those
represented by UUP), and whether or not you have received any raises
(retroactive or current) during the period you are attempting to
Q: How do I enroll in Direct
A: To set up direct deposit for the first time or
make changes to exisiting direct deposit please complete and sign the following
Deposit Send your signed completed form with a voided check
attached to: Payroll Erwin Hall 220.
Q: I had Direct Deposit last
semester, but now it has stopped - why?
A: SUNY Administration inactivates all
direct deposits for employees that have gone three or more pay periods without a
check. If you do not want changes to your previous direct deposit you may
complete the following form: Direct Deposit
Reactivation. If you would like to make changes then you must complete
a new Direct Deposit form.
Send your completed reactivation request
to: Payroll Erwin Hall 220
Q: I worked overtime or a Holiday in
this pay period, why is it not in my check?
A: Overtime and Holidays are lagged two
weeks. It is paid in the pay period after you actually worked it.
Q: Why can't I see my accrual
information on the system?
A: Any changes to employment whatsoever
and you will not be able to see your accrual information for two weeks after the
pay period that the change occurred in.
Q: How do I change my SRA/TDA
A: You can change your SRA/TDA deduction
up to four times in a calendar year. You must complete the SRA
agreement with your new biweekly payroll deduction and the total goal for
the year. Please complete and sign the form and return it to the Payroll Office
Erwin Hall 220. The change will take place in the next available pay period or
after the date specified on the form.
Q: I am a CSEA employee,
when do I receive my performance advance?
A: CSEA performance advances are
based on your anniversary date. Your anniversary date indicates rather you
are eligible for a performance advance in April or October. New employees or
those changing salary grades must serve one year in grade before becoming
eligible for a performance advance.
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