Today employees received their first pay check from the upgraded HR Direct application. In addition to the printed advice employees can also view their own information via employee self service. To login, all you need is your UML email account and password.
While most observations are very positive, there are new things we are learning. Here are a couple topics and updates:
FLSA (Fair Labor and Standards Agreement)
With the implementation of HR Direct, we are now applying federal FLSA regulations into our payroll calculations. For employees who work shifts and overtime, it is possible that you will see a slight increase in the calculation of your salary. If FLSA was applied to your payroll, there will be a message on you pay advice indicating this. Unfortunately the print is a little messed up on this first pay advice, but it will be fixed for the May 29th pay advice. If you have FLSA earnings, you will note that the Rate * Hours may not equal the Earnings. Please contact Payroll if you have questions.
Lowell had 41 employees who had additional earnings with their FLSA this pay period.
You may notice there are some new deductions shown on your pay advice. Please review the Pay Advice Fact Sheet.
Some employees reported problems cashing their 5/15/2009 pay check, particularly at Bank of America branches. This problem was caused by an incorrect (old) account number on the printed checks. The UMass Treasurer alerted the bank once the problem was identified, and UMass has received assurances from Bank of America that the checks will be cashed. The problem has been corrected for future payrolls. This problem did not impact direct deposit in any way. All employees are encourged to have direct deposit -- visit http://www.uml.edu/hr/forms.html to get a form for direct deposit.
The leave accrual displayed on the 05/01/2009 self-service advice, may have incorrrect leave balances -- the values printed on that pay advice were correct. The values on today's pay advice (05/15/2009) should be correct -- contact us if you have questions.
Eight employees had extra Personal Leave mistakenly awarded to them this pay period and all have been notified. Adjustments will be made to correct for the May 29th advice.
Additional Pay (Compensation for additional tasks)
Some employees are enjoying extra money in this weeks pay check due to some errors in payroll processing. The Payroll Office will be making necessary adjustments and these errors will be corrected for the 05/29/09 pay advice. If you are impacted, you will receive direct communicatiton from the Payroll Office.