Warrants are more commonly known as paychecks.  For pay stub information click on Paycheck View.

Here are the deductions you may (different for student assistants) see on your pay stub:

  • Federal and State tax
  • Medicare Tax (1.45%)
  • Retirement (7.5% or 5% depending on your time base and length of your appointment)
  • Social Security (6.2%), if applicable
  • "Fair share" or membership dues for the union, if applicable.  More on Fair Share


  • For income tax purposes, the tax year is the December pay period through November pay period. 
  • December's paycheck is issued on January 1, so it is considered income for the new tax year. 
  • An employee sets their withholding status for federal and state tax on the Employee Action Request form.  Withholding can be changed any time - visit Human Resources and Payroll Services at Joyal 211.
  • To make the change effective for the current pay period, it must be processed by Payroll Services by the cut-off date.   Refer to Payroll Calendar.  Cut-offs are indicated by Payroll cut-off date

Pay Periods

There are 12 pay periods in the year.  Each consists of either 21 or 22 work days and usually coincides with a calendar month.