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.
(Staff are required to check authorizations and ID.)
Individuals who do not have direct deposit for their paycheck are required to pick up their pay check at the Cashier windows in the lobby of the Joyal Administration Building.
Pay checks for monthly paid staff, management, and faculty will be available between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm on pay warrant distribution day. Pay checks for students and hourly paid employees are available beginning at 8:00 am on the scheduled pay day. All pay checks can be found at the Cashier windows in the Joyal Administration Building Lobby. During summer hours, pay will be available between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm for monthly paid staff, management, and faculty on pay distribution day. Paychecks for hourly employees and student assistants will be available beginning at 7:00 am on pay distribution days.
If you would like to sign up for direct deposit, please complete the Electronic Direct Deposit Request Form.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Direct Deposit advices are no longer being printed by the State Controller's Office. For a copy of your Direct Deposit advice, please enroll in Cal Employee Connect.