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Types of University Payrolls
Administrative and Professional, non-faculty, "exempt" employees, graduate assistants and certain faculty members are paid monthly. Pay periods are calendar months and paydays are generally the last working day of the month. If a normal payday should fall on a holiday, the last working day preceding the holiday will become payday. Likewise, if a normal payday falls on the weekend, payday is backed up to the Friday before. Biweekly Payroll
Pay periods run from Sunday through Saturday. Payday is Friday following the end of the second week of the pay period. If a payday should fall on a holiday, the last working day preceding the holiday will become payday. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to keep certain time and pay records for non-exempt employees. These employees are eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and must complete biweekly time sheets or punch time cards to track all hours worked. The University requires that both the supervisor and employee sign and date time sheets. The signatures certify that the contents of the document are accurate and true. Semi-Monthly Payroll
The large majority of faculty at Auburn University, especially those involved primarily in the instructional program, are employed on a nine-month basis, i.e., for the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Nine-month faculty are paid twice a month, on the fifteenth and the last working day for pay period covering the first through the fifteenth and the sixteenth through the last day of the month, respectively. If a normal payday should fall on a holiday, the last working day preceding the holiday will become payday. Likewise, if a normal payday falls on the weekend, payday is backed up to the Friday before. Nine-month faculty may be employed during the summer. Summer compensation is also paid on a semimonthly basis. Time sheets are to be retained in the department for a period of three years following the end of the fiscal year.