Employees Encouraged to Plan Now for the Transition to Biweekly Pay

As a result of the transition from monthly to biweekly pay for all UW System employees, UW–Madison employees who are paid over 12 months (i.e., have a 12-month appointment) are receiving their last full monthly paycheck on June 30. These employees will receive their next paycheck on July 30 for the first 17 days of work in July (July 1–17), and will receive pay for the remaining days of July (July 18–31) on August 12. The August 12 paycheck will be the first biweekly paycheck; after that, biweekly paychecks will continue to be issued every other Thursday. Employees are advised to prepare for this transition and have a plan to cover bills and expenses in early August. Eligible employees who may experience financial hardship due to this transition can apply for a no-interest Payroll Transition Employee Loan.

To understand how this transition will work, employees are encouraged to review the resources available at hr.wisc.edu/single-payroll. These include a transition timeline for 12-month appointments, a Paycheck Estimator, and a recorded presentation with questions and answers that provides specific examples of how paychecks will be affected by the change to a biweekly pay schedule. Employees who are paid over nine months have a different transition timeline.

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