Sessions next week to inform employees about changes to bi-weekly pay


Sessions planned for next week will give Marshall University employees more information about the state’s change to a biweekly pay schedule, expected to start in January for Marshall.

Juanita Parsons, director of accounts payable and payroll, emphasized that the implementation of this change has differing effects, depending on the employee’s position. Also, this is only for Marshall University (state) employees. MURC will not be switching to a bi-weekly pay schedule.

“We will host informational sessions for our employees during the week of October 19th,” Parsons said.  “We will discuss the pay dates and changes to your benefits’ and deductions’ amounts that are withheld from your checks, as well as allow time for questions. We highly recommend you attend a session so you are aware of the upcoming changes and the specific impact they will have.”

An employee should attend the session relating to his or her type of position.  Huntington campus  sessions will be held in BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center, and South Charleston campus sessions will take place in the Administration Building, room 116. Please register for these sessions on HR’s Training and Development website at www.marshall.edu/human-resources/training/training-schedule/.

Information sessions are scheduled as follows for the Huntington campus (Memorial Student Center BE-5):

Monday, Oct. 19

1 – 2 p.m.                                12-month faculty and exempt staff
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                    9-month faculty (paid over 9 or 12 months)
4 – 4:30 p.m.                          Part-time employees (students, adjunct faculty, classified temporary staff)

Tuesday, Oct. 20

3 – 4 p.m.                                Full-time non-exempt staff (those who complete purple timesheets)

Thursday, Oct. 22

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.               9-month faculty (paid over 9 or 12 months)

Friday, Oct. 23

8:30 – 10 a.m.                        12-month faculty and exempt staff
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                    Full-time non-exempt staff (those who complete purple timesheets)

South Charleston campus sessions will take place Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Administration Building, Room 116:

1 – 2 p.m.                Full-time non-exempt staff (those who complete purple timesheets)
2 – 3 p.m.                9-month faculty (paid over 9 or 12 months)
3 – 4 p.m.                12-month faculty and exempt staff

Additional sessions in November, for those unable to attend next week, will be announced soon. In addition, the slides presented next week will be made available on the website.

“The change to biweekly will affect your finances and how you pay your bills,” Parsons said.  “You will be paid every two weeks on Fridays when the biweekly pay schedule starts, and your net checks will differ from what they are under the semi-monthly pay schedule.”

Parsons said employees are encouraged to be thinking now about this change and how it will affect, for example, any automatic payments that they have set up, such as mortgages, car payments or credit card payments.

In addition to the informational sessions, several “Smart Money Series” sessions at Marshall, which will focus on strengthening financial practices and “plugging holes” in budgets, are contemplated. Employees should participate in this short survey so that a schedule of sessions can be developed.