Granite School District will soon be distributing payroll on a twice-a-month basis, with health insurance premiums and voluntary deductions also taken twice a month.
When will it start?
The twice-a-month payment method start time will vary depending on an employee’s length of contract.
- 9, 9.5, and 10-month contracts will begin September 15
- 10.5-month contracts will begin August 15
- 12-month contracts will begin July 15
- Hourly positions and substitutes will see twice-pay as early as July 31, or as work assignments commence in the 2014-2015 school year.
When is payday?
Pay dates will be on the 15th and 31st of each month (30th or 28th for appropriate months). If pay day falls on a weekend or bank holiday the pay day will be moved up to a non-weekend or non-bank holiday day. For example, if the 15th fell on a Saturday, payday would be moved up to Friday.
Since employees will be getting two paychecks every month rather than one, the gross contract pay, deductions, taxes, and net pay will be half as much as a normal monthly payment.
Hourly employees will be paid for the hours worked in a pay period, with each pay period being half as long as previous periods (two weeks instead of four). For those employees who are already being paid twice monthly, deductions will be taken equally on both pay runs rather than once a month.
Employees are encouraged to check with their financial institutions to ensure automated loan payments or transfers won’t be adversely affected. Please make appropriate changes as needed.
For more information, contact the Payroll Department at 385-646-4315.