Changing From 21 Paychecks to 26 Paychecks Per Year For State Faculty

State 10-month faculty who receive 21 paychecks throughout the academic year can elect to receive 26 paychecks throughout the calendar year.

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There will be no change to total salary or cost in benefits. Salary and benefit costs will be spread out through the year. The benefits of this change include:

  • Paychecks received in the summer months
  • Health insurance deductions are equally spread out
  • Lower biweekly amount deducted for tax-deferred supplemental retirement
  • Lower federal, state and social security taxes each pay period
  • Summer monies earned would be added to regular checks increasing the amount of your biweekly paycheck
  • Receive chair stipend or also receives throughout the summer

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Important Dates

Important dates to be aware of:

  • Changes will be effective on September 1
  • Forms must be sent to department heads by June 30
  • Department heads must submit a Pay Option Change ePTF to HR no later than July 31
Complete the Request Form

Pay Option Change Consent Request

Submit to your department.

Need To Know

  • Once the 26-paycheck plan has been selected, it cannot be changed back to the 21-paycheck plan 
  • Since September 1 may not be the start of a pay period, the first paycheck under the new plan may not be a whole paycheck 

If an employee is going on a leave, please contact Human Resources prior to the start of the leave.

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Angela Kuc


State Appointment Processing & Payroll Services

Phone: 716-645-4427