|Changes to the Payroll System for the January 2013 RG1 pay cycle:|
New State Minimum Wage
The State hourly minimum rate of pay for those age 16 and older has been increased from $9.04 to $9.19 effective 1/1/2013. The increase affects 2,600 employees and 3,142 positions. For a history of minimum wages click here:http://www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/Wages/Minimum/History/default.asp
New Medical Aid Rates
The Department of Labor and Industries has changed the rate of payroll deduction from .07685 to .07815 and changed the contribution rate from .18395 to .18985 effective January 1, 2013. The minimum monthly deduction for an employee who works 160 hours in the month has changed from $12.30 to $12.50.
New medical premiums have been updated to the Federal Health Plan Table.
Qualified Tuition Reductions
One-ninth the semester value for Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR’s) have been processed this pay cycle. The full value is $5,272.00 divided by 9 = $585.78 per pay cycle. QTR’s cannot be charged to State funds. QTR’s are contributions paid by the department. The cost of the QTR is shown in the contributions portion of the QPREXP conversation in HEPPS/DEPPS Inquiry. 302 QTR’s were processed.
Graduate Health Insurance
One-ninth the semester value for Graduate Health Insurance (GTN 251) has been processed this pay cycle. Like QTR’s the contribution for Graduate Health is shown in the contributions portion of the QPREXP conversation of HEPPS/DEPPS Inquiry. The full value is $873.00 divided by 9 = $97.00 per pay cycle. Graduate Health contributions were processed for 1,548 graduate assistants on appointments of 50% or greater.
Spring Work Study Limits
The 2013 Spring Semester Work Study limits from Financial Aid have been updated in the Payroll System affecting 576 students.
2012 W-2 Forms
IT has completed the printing of the W-2 Forms and Mailing Services should have them in the mail the week of January 22. The on-line version of the W-2 Form was made available January 16, 2013.
Benefit Override Table
Install benefit override accounts for County Agreements for Calendar Year 2013 and remove prior year accounts.
Please contact Payroll at (509) 335-1277 or firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any questions.