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The Payroll Office is responsible for processing payroll for all campuses within the UH System.  New hires, changes, and terminations are submitted to the Payroll Office; actual payments are processed by the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS).  The Payroll Office works primarily with the personnel officer and administrative officer of the college, school, or department that you are employed by.  Personnel and Administrative Officers should contact us in matters relating to employee salary and wage payments and payroll deductions.

Correspondence / checks for employees that the Payroll Office receives from outside agencies or parties are forwarded to Departmental Personnel Officers for distribution to employees.

Information for Faculty and Staff +

Employee Information

Please contact your department’s Personnel Officer if you have any questions. They will contact our office for assistance if they cannot answer your question. Ask your supervisor to direct you to this person if you do not know who to talk to. For your own protection we do not release your payroll information to you over the phone since we cannot verify your identity; we can release certain information to authorized department representatives.

Helpful Links

Payroll Numbers
Deferred Compensation (IRS 457)
Tax-Deferred Annuities (IRS 403B)
WHEN YOU TERMINATE EMPLOYMENT - helpful hints

When you are hired

When you are hired, you need to fill out these forms (go to the Forms page to obtain forms) and return to your employer:

  1. Form W-4 - Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
  2. Form HW-4 - Employee's Withholding Exemption and Status Certificate.
  3. Direct Deposit Form D-60 - direct deposit is required by State of Hawaii Law, and it prevents you from losing your paycheck (it takes some time to get you a replacement check).

Other Forms (go to the Forms and Information page to obtain forms):

  1. Form W-5 - if you are eligible for Advance Earned Income Credit Payments
  2. Form HW-6 - Employee's Statement Concerning Non-Residence in the State of Hawaii (if you feel you are exempt from State withholding you may need to complete this form)
  3. Form HW-7 - Exemption from Withholding on Nonresident Employee’s Wages (if you feel you are exempt from State withholding your employer may need to complete this form)

Payroll AO/PO +

Document Submission / Input Deadlines

2015 Pay Schedule
2015 Payroll Calendar
2015 Payroll Deadlines (Lag)
2015 Payroll Deadlines (After-the-Fact)
2015 SECE Timesheet Deadlines
2015 TAPS Timesheet Deadlines

System Links

UH Office of Human Resources  - http://www.hawaii.edu/ohr/

Student Employment and Cooperative Education (SECE) - Student Employment webpage  https://sece.its.hawaii.edu/sece/

TAPS (Timesheet and Payment System)
PagecenterX - KFS, SCOPIS, and other reports
 
VACATION CREDIT TRANSFER CALCULATION
KFS – Financial Production System

Salary Overpayments

Salary overpayments are preventable.  Here are some tips on how to avoid them:

  • Inform your respective Personnel Officer of employees who have not been to work or who have terminated employment.
  • Promptly report reductions in FTE.
  • Keep track of leave balances for new employees.
  • Monitor employees with low vacation and/or sick leave balances.
  • Report employees that do not report to work and have exhausted all sick and vacation leave.
  • Report leave without pay (LWOP) for all after-the-fact employees.
  • Follow the LWOP reporting deadlines.  If you miss a deadline, call Payroll immediately.  If overpayments occur, follow the respective administrative procedures for collection.

 

FAQs

Paychecks, Pay Statements, W2

Q: When are new employees paid?

A: New employees are paid 20 days after the end of the pay period.

Q: What documentation is required for salaried employees?

A: Your respective department must submit a Payroll Notification Form (PNF).

Q:What is the process for paychecks to be processed?

A: Paychecks and Pay Statements are prepared by the State Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) and distributed to each state department.   They are then sorted and distributed to each department for distribution to employees.

Q: When is Form W-2 distributed?

A: Each year, it is distributed distributed no later than January 31.

Q: What are non-wage payments?

A: Certain payments are made directly to you are considered taxable income.  They are added onto your paycheck as “wages-in-kind” in order to deduct the applicable federal and state taxes.  The IRS requires the University to withhold taxes on these payments because these payments are considered taxable income included in our annual Form W-2.  Common payments include: travel per diem, mileage reimbursements, relocation, cash awards, allowances, and certain spouse/domestic partner tuition waivers.

Q: How do I request a duplicate paycheck?
A: Submit a Request for Duplicate Pay Statement form to Payroll.
Q: How do I request a duplicate W-2?
A: Submit a Request for Duplicate W-2 form to Payroll.

Payroll Deductions

Q: What are some of the payroll deductions I see on my pay stub?

A: Each pay period, an employee's gross pay may be reduced by various deductions. Some deductions are required by law; others are optional and may be withheld at the request of the employee. Specific types of payroll deductions are listed below. The State Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) must approve the types of deductions that can be processed through the payroll. On your pay statement, deductions other than payroll taxes have an agent code and an agent number.

Payroll taxes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other taxing agencies require taxes be withheld from the gross pay of all employees unless the employee qualifies for an exemption.  Taxes are taken from gross pay before any other deduction (gross pay is reduced by pre-tax deductions).

FICA
A percentage of gross pay is deducted for both FICA Tax (Social Security) and FICA Medicare Tax contributions. In general, Student employees are exempt from both the FICA Tax and FICA Medicare Tax deductions during period of at least ½ time enrollment.

Federal Income Tax
The calculation of federal income tax is based on information submitted by the employee on the W-4 form when hired.  Employees may submit a new W-4 when there is a change in dependent status or the employee wishes to change the amount of tax withheld (within IRS restrictions).

Hawaii State Income Tax
The calculation of state income tax is based on information submitted by the employee on the HW-4 form.  Only state income tax for the State of Hawaii is calculated and withheld.  Employees who believe that they are exempt from State of Hawaii income tax withholding must request an exemption by completing Form HW-6 and submitting to their personnel officer.  The employing department must complete Form HW-7 if necessary and submit both forms to the State Department of Taxation.

Tax Exemption for Non Resident Aliens
Employees who are citizens of and permanent residents of another country may qualify for exempt status from FICA and/or federal withholding.  To apply for this exemption, complete IRS forms 8233 each calendar year.  If qualified, Students will be exempt from both federal and FICA withholding.  Faculty and Staff would only be exempt from federal withholding.  Submit original forms to the University’s Tax Specialist at the Property and Fund Management Office, (808) 956-7162.  The Tax Specialist will inform the Payroll Office if the employee receives a favorable decision (no response from the Feds within 10 days is considered to be favorable).

Earned Income Credit
Employees eligible for the Earned Income Credit may elect to receive an advance payment of the credit by filing a W-5 form.  Earned Income Credit is a refundable tax credit provided for low income employees who have dependent children and maintain a household.

Part-Time, Temporary, and Seasonal (PTS) Deferred Compensation
Student employees not attending classes on at least a ½ time basis and part-time employees (less than 50%) are subject to FICA.  The University has opted to deduct PTS Deferred Compensation instead of Social Security taxes in these situations (Medicare taxes are still withheld).  Information on PTS Deferred Comp is posted at the OHR web site.

Other Mandatory Deductions
Retirement Contributions
Contributions to the Employees' Retirement System are required for employees who elected to remain in the contributory retirement plan (new employees are in the non-contributory plan).  Your federal and FICA gross is reduced by your ERS contribution before taxes are deducted, but not your state gross.

Mandated Deductions
Other deductions may be mandated on an individual basis by court order or governmental agency. Such deductions may be required for child support, a tax levy, or a Writ of Garnishment.  Mandated deductions are taken after taxes and retirement contributions, and before all optional deductions.  State Executive policies may also mandate deductions for debts owed the University.

Union Dues
Employees must pay union dues through payroll deductions if an employee of Bargaining Unit 1 or 10 (UPW), Unit 7 (UHPA), or units 2, 3, 4, 8, or 9 (HGEA).

Voluntary Deductions Medical Insurance
Premiums for a variety of insurance plans through the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) may be paid through payroll deduction by eligible staff or faculty.  Plans include coverage for health, dental, and vision.  Eligible employees may also elect to enroll in the Premium Conversion Plan (PCP), which allows the University to deduct health, dental, and/or vision insurance premiums from gross pay before taxes are calculated.  Consult with your Personnel Officer for details.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Flexible Spending Accounts allow eligible employees to set aside a portion of their annual salary to pay eligible medical expenses and qualified dependent care expenses incurred during the year before taxes are calculated. The plan administrator is Island Flex.

Parking Fees
Eligible employees may pay fees for parking permits to the University's Parking and Transportation Services by payroll deduction at a fixed rate per pay period.  Deductions can be made pre-tax.

Fixed Amount to Savings
An employee may choose to have a fixed amount from each payroll directly deposited to a credit union savings account.

Investments / Tax Deferrals
Employees may choose to contribute to Deferred Compensation (IRS 457), Tax Deferred Annuities (IRS 403(b)), or U. S. Savings Bonds through a payroll deduction.  Deferred Compensation and Tax-Sheltered Annuities are normally pre-tax deductions.

Charitable Contributions
Employees may choose to pledge contributions to the Aloha United Way or the UH Foundation through a payroll deduction.

Employee Organization
Employees may choose to have payroll deductions for union-sponsored programs, such as automobile insurance, life insurance, and prepaid legal plans. Contact your union for more information.

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Contact Us

Payroll Office
1395 Lower Campus Rd, LC-1 #4
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7444
FAX: (808) 956-5031

Please direct all PAYROLL RELATED matters to the Payroll Office email: payroll@hawaii.edu

 

Name Area of Responsibility Phone Number Email
James Kashiwamura Director 808-956-8575 jkashiwa@hawaii.edu
Karyn Yoshioka Supervisor 808-956-7444 karynn@hawaii.edu
Amy Hashimoto F57, F58, F59, BOR Fringe 808-956-7444 amyhashi@hawaii.edu
Verna Anama F94, F95, D60s, SCOPIS 808-956-7444 anama@hawaii.edu
Lauren Koizumi F67, F68, F69, F6N, F6O 808-956-7444 lkoizumi@hawaii.edu
Janie Morishige F53, F54, F55, F66/F78 Fringe 808-956-7444 morishi@hawaii.edu
Charlene Nishimoto F65, F66, F77, F78, F65/F77 Fringe 808-956-7444 cnishimo@hawaii.edu
FAX   808-956-5031  

Policies & Procedures

A8.801 - Payroll Overview
A8.871 - Distribution and Security of Paychecks
A8.872 - Emergency (Priority) Payroll
A8.873 - Payroll Processing Cycle Deadlines
A8.876 - Overtime Authorization and Compensation
A8.877 - Payroll Overpayment
A8.879 - Post Death Payments
A9.720 - Worker’s Compensation
A9.770 - Temporary Disability Benefits (Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining)
A9.771 - Temporary Disability Benefits (Non-Bargaining or Excluded Employees)

Forms

General Forms +

OHR Forms - forms for Personnel Officer use
Bank Assignment (Direct Deposit) Form-Fillable D-60 Instructions & Form
Employee's Designation of Beneficiary D-90 - Please note: all D-90 forms need to be printed as a double sided document. Forms that do not meet this requirement will be rejected by the State Comptroller's Office (aka DAGS).
Request for Duplicate Paycheck - submit to the Payroll Office through your Personnel Officer
Request for Duplicate W-2 - submit to the Payroll Office through your Personnel Officer
LWOP Calendar - Calendar for report leave without pay (After the fact employees only)

Tax Forms and Information +

IRS Forms - (be sure to use the most current year’s forms; select and click on "Review Selected Files")

Form W-4
- Federal Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (writable); required of all employees

  1. Form W-5 - Earned Income Credit Advance Payment Certificate, is no longer in use: After 2010, employees can no longer get advance payments of the credit in their pay during the year as they could in 2010 and earlier years, because the law changed. However, if eligible, employees will still be able to claim the credit on their 2011 return. (IRS Notice 1015).
  2. Form W-8BEN – Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding; if qualified, a new form must be filed each calendar year to qualify for this exemption. Submit to the University Tax Specialist.
  3. Form 8233 – Exemption From Withholding on Compensation for Independent Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual; if qualified, a new form must be filed each calendar year to qualify for this exemption. Submit to the University Tax Specialist.

State of Hawaii Department of Taxation Forms - (be sure to use the most current year’s forms; click on "Writable")

  1. Form HW-4 - State of Hawaii Employee’s Withholding Exemption and Status; required of all employees
  2. Form HW-6 - Employee’s Statement of Non-Residence; may be required if employee wishes to claim exempt from Hawaii State Withholding
  3. Form HW-7 and Instructions - Exemption from Withholding, Employer’s Statement; also may be required if employee wishes to claim exempt from Hawaii State Withholding

Federal and State Withholding Tax Tables

Overtime +

UH Form 10  - Overtime Authorization Form

Fringe Payment Forms +

Workers Comp/Temporary Disability Benefit (TDB) Payment Forms +

- Personnel Officer or Workers Compensation Coordinator to complete and submit to Payroll Office for payment of these benefits if qualified

  • TDB Form - Regular Employees, Part-Time, Temporary, Casual, Lecturers
  • Form 78 - Sick / Vacation Pay while on Workers Compensation (Page 16 of this file)

Salary Overpayment Forms +