Payroll Services

Payroll System Changes

Changes to the Payroll System for the November 2012 RG2 pay cycle:

In October, Dr Elson S Floyd authorized a one-time 2% salary payment to eligible faculty, staff and graduate students on assistantships. The following new earnings types have been added to the payroll system to accommodate this payment. The new earnings types are displayed on earnings statements, PEARs, and the payroll expense views:

OTP One-Time Payment NonFederal Employee
OTF One-Time Payment Federal Employee 
OTG One-Time Payment Graduate Student on Assistantship (not Graduate Vet Assistant)
OTV One-Time Payment Graduate Vet Assistant

The one-time payment amount was determined by the Budget Office and approved by the employing department. The base rate used was the pay rate in effect at 9/30 unless one received a reclassification effective prior to 9/30. Salary increases, including Periodic Increments, which took effect after 9/30 were not considered in the calculation. For those individuals who are overtime eligible and worked overtime during this paycycle, in accordance with Fair labor Standards, their weekly wage will include the one-time payment as part of the overtime rate of pay calculation.

For additional information or to view the 2% Payment Questions from Human Resources web page, click on this link:


Personal Use Leased Automobiles

26 individuals were assessed additional social security and/or medicare taxes for their personal use of automobiles leased from Nov 1, 2011 through October 31, 2012.

Please contact Payroll at (509) 335-1277 or if there are any questions. 

Payroll Services, PO Box 641024, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1024, 509-335-9575, Contact Us