The Payroll Office is responsible for the final payroll process that issues payment advices via direct deposit and payroll checks (if applicable) to all regular full time, part time, and temporary employees of the Prince William County School Board.
All payroll is processed and paid on a semi-monthly pay period schedule. Pay dates are the last work day on or before the 15th and on or before the last day of each month. The Prince William County School Board has determined that direct deposit of payroll is the most efficient and effective means of paying employees. Therefore, all employees are required to enroll in direct deposit. Payroll checks will be issued for an employee's first scheduled payroll in order to perform an electronic test to verify the employee's bank account information. Payroll checks will also be issued when employees change bank accounts or in some unusual circumstances.
All employees, except 10-month hourly employees and temporary employees, are compensated on a semi-monthly basis in 24 equal installments. These installments are paid on a current pay period basis. Ten-month hourly employees are compensated semi-monthly in 19 equal installments. These installments are paid on a previous pay period, or pay lag, basis. All leave, additional hourly pay, overtime, and non-standard supplemental pay are paid or processed on a previous pay period, or pay lag, basis.
The Payroll Office employs Payroll Specialists who process and verify payroll, input specifications from employee W-4, VA-4, and Direct Deposit forms, input one-time and most regular payroll deductions, set up many employee fringe benefits, and determine correct payments to be made to Payroll vendors. The office is also responsible for annually issuing W-2 Forms. Requests for specific payroll records from outside sources are also processed in Payroll.
The Supervisor of Payroll is directly responsible for all the activities of the Payroll Office. The Supervisor controls the set up of most pay events, deductions, and benefit plans as they impact the payroll process.
Dee Dee Ayala
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Go Green Initiative
Prince William County Public Schools has initiated a "go green" initiative to reduce paper forms and increase the use of electronic communications. One of those initiatives is the electronic distribution of earning statements (or "e-stubs") for all regular employees required to have direct deposit.
E-stubs delivery has significantly reduced costs associated with postage, forms, and overall staff hours. All regular employees are reminded that they may access the Employee Self Service (ESS) application to verify their GroupWise email addresses.