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Final Wages Overview

Issuance of an employee's final paycheck.


The following procedures apply to all faculty, staff and student employees.

The final paycheck (including earnings to date, overtime, compensatory time, and vacation hours) should be paid at the employee's site of employment on the day of separation if the employee has been discharged.

If the employee requests or agrees, the final paycheck may be mailed to an address designated by the employee. The check should be delivered by certified mail (or similar mailing method) to document the date of payment.

For represented employees, follow the contract language in the collective bargaining agreement. 


Advanced planning in all departments will be needed each time a separation occurs. Payroll procedures must be followed closely.

Pay dates

Every department must prominently display the official University pay dates and the time and place for employees to receive payment.

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