Reminder of November and December Payroll Date Change


In October 2018, as part of the College’s update to all Policies and Procedures, a change was made to Procedure III.3001.C.a, Payroll. The change had an effective date of January 1, 2019, and provided that all full-time exempt employees and part-time faculty who are paid by the course will be paid on the last banking day of each month. The prior practice of paying on the last working day of the month was rooted in the practice of handing out physical checks, which is no longer needed due to today’s electronic environment.

This change was communicated to the College last year. An excerpt from the procedure states:

Full-time exempt employees are compensated monthly and the paycheck reflects payment for the entire month, from the first day through the last day of the month. Part-time faculty who are paid by the course are also paid monthly based on courses taught in the parts of term that fall within the month’s pay period. Effective January 1, 2019, full-time exempt employees and part-time faculty paid by the course will be paid monthly on the last banking day of each month.

The first impacts of this procedure change will occur in November and December. For November 2019, the pay date will be on Friday, November 29. For December 2019, the pay date will be on Tuesday, December 31. This change allows the College to adhere to normally scheduled pay dates and allows for employees to receive their pay and administer personal budgets in an orderly manner.

Those employees who have not elected direct deposit are encouraged to do so. Otherwise, physical checks will be available for pick-up when the College opens after the holiday.

If you have questions about your specific situation, contact payroll@sjcd.edu.