- All Employees are on a bi-weekly pay cycle. See pay calender for deadlines and pay dates.
- Student hours must be approved by the manager in order to have payroll processed.
The June 6th paycheck does NOT have GIC health deductions or parking deductions because it is the third pay period within a month.
This occurs 2 times per year and is normal.
Monday, February 17, 2014 was President’s Day Holiday
Thursday, February 13, 2014 the University was closed due to inclement weather. Employees who had planned time off such as vacation or personal time need to report their planned time off.
Employees who planned to work on Thursday, February 13th, and did not due to the University closing should report time for University Closed (Timesheet Code is UCLSD 7.5 hours).
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 the University was partially closed at 2PM due to inclement weather. Employees who had planned time off such as vacation or personal time need to report their planned time off.
Employees who planned on working a full workday on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 and did not due to the University closing should report time for regular time worked as (REG 4.5 hours) and report University Closed (Timesheet Code is UCLSD 3 hours).
Wednesday, February 5th the University was closed due to inclement weather. Employees who had planned time off such as vacation or personal time need to report their planned time off.
Employees who planned to work on Wednesday, February 5th and did not due
to the University closing should report time for University Closed (Timesheet
Code is UCLSD).
See Job Aid for more details on how to enter time in HR Direect
W2 Year End Forms will be mailed to addresses on file within HR Direct as of 1/17/2014
W2's are also now available
for employees in HR Direct under Self Service > Payroll and
Employees looking for additional information on their 2013 W2 can click onto the UMASS W2 Information link for a more detailed explanation on 2013 tax reporting.
2013 W-2 Information for Employees (as of January 9 2014).pdf
Staff should see the following job aid:
NOTE: Non-essential personnel should put in their regularly scheduled hours (standard is 7.5) using the University Closed (UCLSD) code. Non-essential personnel do not earn comp time on a day UMass Lowell is official closed even if they work for a few hours from home or came into the office.
Police as essential employees should see the following job aid:
The University will be partially closed from Monday December 23rd – Friday December 27, 2013
Employees should report their time for the pay period (12/15/2013 – 12/28/2013) before the close of the business day on Thursday December 19th 2013. With the exception of the holiday December 25th, employees should report vacation or personal time for hours that were not worked during that period.
Recently a few employees have reported issues with Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and in particular if a user clicks a field lookup magnifier icon ( ), the processing icon spins indefinitely without displaying field options. Users that need to access lookup values must use a different browser. IE11 IS NOT A CERTIFIED BROWSER.
While we don't require any single browser, users should be aware of what is currently certified by PeopleSoft to work with our HR Direct system. Many users will not have issues using a non-certified browser and Firefox seems to have some of the greater success for users.
We are on version 8.51 of PeopleTools which is what determines the certifications for PeopleSoft access.
Note #1: iSiS is on version 8.52 and Finance is 8.53, so the certifications are slightly different for each.
Note #2: HR Direct is scheduled to be upgraded by fall 2014.
Here are the currently certified browsers:
See Oracle's Browser Compatibility Guide-Jun2013 if you are having specific issues with one of the certified browsers.
Year-end tax documents (W-2's and 1042-S forms) will be mailed out in the next few weeks. It is important that your address in HR Direct is current to ensure you receive these documents in a timely manner. Please log into HR Direct to verify and update, if needed, the address on file. The path to review and update your address is:
Self Service > Personal Information > Home and Mailing Address
If you need assistance, please see the following:
A reminder to employees with remaining Personal Time balances. With the coming end of the year, Personal Time awarded for Calendar Year 2013 will be set to expire at the start of day on 1/12/2014. This means the last day employees can use their personal time awarded for Calendar Year 2013 is on 1/11/2014.
The first day an employee can use the new 2014 personal time award is 1/12/2014. The new award for Calendar Year 2014 will not show in your Accruals balance on your timesheet until late Wednesday January 15th. Once it is visible in your Accrual balances it can be used back to 1/12/2014.