Tag: Approvers

Winter Holiday Payroll Schedule

In observance of the Winter Holidays, the University will be closed December 26 through December 30. Below are the adjusted deadlines for the pay period of December 11 through December 24 (Bi-weekly 26). Department timekeeper are responsible for sharing this information with all employees in their department.

Please be sure that all web time approvers have a designated PROXY set up.

• Status Forms & EPAF Submissions Friday, 12/9/22 at Noon
• Deduction Forms Friday, 12/9/22 at Noon
• Electronic Time Submission Monday, 12/19/22 at Noon
• Web Time Entry Approval Monday, 12/19/22 at 2:00 p.m.

Season Day Time Reporting Instructions:
Both hourly and exempt employees should use Earn Code 320 “Seasonal Day” for December 28, 2022, when completing their timesheets for Bi-weekly 01, 2023 (December 25, 2022 – January 7, 2023). This earn code will become available for use within the time reporting systems for BW01. Employees who are using equal time off at a later date should also report those hours under the Earn Code 320.

*There will NOT be an Off-Cycle or Reallocation batch the week of December 19, 2022, due to the holiday processing schedule for Bi-weekly 26. Pay day for BW26 will be Friday, December 30, 2022.
**Status Forms & EPAF Submissions for BW01 will be due Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
***Regular Payroll processing schedules will resume on Monday, January 2, 2023.

For instructions on how to set up a proxy, please visit:

Thanksgiving Holiday Payroll Schedule

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the University will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. The deadlines for Payroll and HRIS forms for the Off-Cycle week ending November 25 will be adjusted as shown below:

Please be sure that all web time approvers have a designated PROXY set up.

  • Status Forms & EPAF Submissions: Wednesday, 11/23/22 at Noon
  • Deduction Forms: Wednesday, 11/23/22 at Noon
  • Off-Cycle Requests: Tuesday, 11/22/22 at Noon
  • Reallocations Submission: Tuesday, 11/22/22 at Noon

For instructions on how to set up a proxy, please click here.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Labor Day Holiday Schedule

Due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 5, 2022, deadlines for payroll forms will be as follows for the pay period of August 21 through September 3, 2022 (Biweekly 18). As a department timekeeper, it is your responsibility to share this information with all employees in your department.

*Please be sure that all web time approvers have a designated PROXY set up.

Status Forms Due to Human Resources Thursday, 8/25/22 at 12:00 PM
EPAF Submissions Thursday, 8/25/22 at 12:00 PM
Deduction Forms Tuesday, 8/30/22 at 12:00 PM
Electronic Time Submission Friday, 9/2/22 at 12:00 PM
Web Time Entry Approval Friday, 9/2/22 at 2:00 PM

For instructions on how to set up a Proxy, please visit:

Web Time Entry Quick Reference Guide for Approvers

Have a safe Labor Day!

Payroll Deadline Updates and Other Information

Effective immediately, the NEW submission deadline for paper timesheets and revised timesheets is noon on Tuesday of payroll weeks. The payroll calendar on  https://www.mtu.edu/hr/supervisors-admins/payroll/payroll-deadlines.pdf has been updated as well as the HR blog.

Human Resources would like to ensure that any and all timesheets submitted by the department are accurately processed.  In order to do this, we need your help.  The following are some important reminders for departments and timekeepers.  Receiving timesheets with incomplete information will only delay payroll for those employees.
In addition to the change in paper timesheets and revised timesheets deadline, Payroll Services would like to remind everyone completing these timesheets to fill them out accurately so they are able to be processed. Common errors that will cause a timesheet to be returned and an employee to possibly miss a paycheck are: missing position numbers, two positions numbers on the same timesheet, incomplete timesheets, employee signatures missing, supervisor signatures missing, employee signatures being signed by supervisors, and/or someone else signing in both employee and supervisor line. In order to process the timesheet, it must be submitted with all the correct information and all the appropriate signatures by noon on Tuesday of payroll weeks. Timesheets received after noon on Tuesdays will be processed the next pay period. Timesheets returned for correction will need to be run on the off cycle at the cost of the department.

Next, make sure all approvers have set up a “proxy” to approve time in their absence. Having a proxy is a great way to cover for any regular timesheet approvers who may go on vacation, may be unexpectedly on leave, or unable to get to a computer and approve time. As a reminder, should the regular or primary approver leave the department or University, the proxy will NOT automatically become the new approver. The department will need to submit an EPAF for a new primary approver.

Reallocation form reminder: the department is responsible for getting reallocation forms requiring Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) signatures to SPA for index override approval. (See the form for the list of indexes needing SPA approval.) Once SPA approves the index overrides, the reallocations forms are then ready to submit to Payroll. Make sure to have SPA approve reallocations first before submitting to Payroll Services. Reallocation forms requiring SPA approval missing SPA signatures will be returned to the department. 

In order to help remind time approvers and provide the best customer service possible, Payroll Services will send one email reminder to approvers after 2:00pm on Mondays and will make one phone call reminder on Tuesday mornings.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Payroll Services at 906.487.2130