Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of the most common payroll questions.
Your payday is dependent upon your employee status (regular or temporary/student employee) and whether you are participating in the direct deposit program. Monthly paid employees receive pay per the dates issued by the State Controller's Office which are indicated on our campus Payroll Calendar. Temporary and student employees receive pay on the 15th of each month. If the 15th falls on a Saturday, pay will be issued on Friday. If the 15th falls on a Sunday, pay will issue the following Monday. See the Payroll Calendar for actual pay days.
Individuals who do not have direct deposit for their paycheck are required to pick up their pay check at the Cashier windows (Joyal Administration Building - South Lobby) and must present a valid photo ID.
Fall & Spring Pick Up Times:
- Paychecks for monthly paid staff, management, and faculty will be available between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm on pay warrant distribution day.
- Paychecks for students and hourly paid employees are available beginning at 8:30 am on the scheduled pay day.
Summer Pick Up Times:
- Paychecks for monthly paid staff, management, and faculty will be available between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm on pay warrant distribution day.
- Paychecks for hourly employees and student assistants will be available beginning at 7:30 am on pay distribution days.
If you would like to enroll for direct deposit, please visit the Payroll Services - CEC website for step-by-step instructions. Direct Deposit advices are no longer printed by the State Controller's Office, but can be accessed by enrolling in Cal Employee Connect. Step-by-step instructions to register are also available on the Payroll Services - CEC website.
To go paperless for your W2, you must first register for a Cal Employee Connect (CEC) account.
Once you have registered, log in to your CEC account and click on your name in the upper right hand corner, then select User Profile. From there, under Portal Information, you will see the toggle for W-2 Paperless.
Please note that the registration period to Opt-in/out is from February 1st - November 30th. Once you opt in, you cannot opt out until the next calendar year.