Payroll and Benefits General Policies
Payroll Calendar, Timesheets, Exception Reports, PAFs, Pay Dates and Timelines
By December of each year, Pay & Benefits makes available to each department, a new payroll calendar for the upcoming new year.
Hourly paid employee's timesheets are from the 16th of the previous month up-to-and-including the 15th of the month they are submitted.
Original, properly completed timesheets must be sent to Pay & Benefits on the 16th of that month to be processed for payroll ending that month. (e.g. Timesheet done for Oct. 16th through Nov. 15th is submitted Nov. 16th for payment Nov. 30th [or last business day of Nov. if the last day of the month is on a weekend].) Timesheets must be reviewed by the supervisor/manager for completeness and correctness. The supervisor, upon signing, is verifying the information is complete and correct.
Employees who do not come under hourly, fill out timesheets and submit them to their supervisor/manager who submits only those that have time recorded other than regular hours; i.e. sick time, vacation* time, leaves.
Cut-off (deadline) dates must be adhered to in order to ensure employees receive their pay on the appropriate pay date.
It is the supervisor's/manager's responsibility to:
It is Pay & Benefits' responsibility to ensure:
Photocopies are unacceptable for Pay & Benefits purposes. Upon signing any Pay & Benefits form, the document becomes a legal document of which the original must be on file in Pay & Benefits. At times, these documents may form the basis or part of a legal matter. Provincial statutes also require the placement of originals on file in Pay & Benefits.
Pay & Benefits is run on a computer program system called Banner. Even though it is computerized, due to the number of payments processed, and utilization of direct deposit, deadlines (cut-offs) must be adhered to without exception. Deadlines were built in with the system in mind.
At some times during the year, there may be more PAFs than usual. When the first payment takes place beyond the month the person was hired, the PAF must still be sent in the month in which the employee started. The gathering and holding of PAFs until the month of payment is unacceptable. The only exception to holding a PAF until the following month is when the employee starts after the deadline (cut-off date), in which case it is the supervisor's/manager's responsibility to advise the employee that their first pay will be the following month (or in increments or one time) as contracted for in the employment relationship.
If forms are submitted incomplete/incorrect and beyond the deadline(s), the supervisor/manager must inform the employee that payment will be received the following month.
Incomplete/incorrect forms are not returned due to loss of control of where they go and when they return which may also take them beyond the timeframes. They will be held for the authorizing party to come in to complete/correct.
Pay & Benefits is unable to process copies, incomplete, and/or unsigned documents. The original, fully completed, signed document is our authority to process the data within the document.
Incomplete and/or incorrect documents create adjustments and/or time delays, which in turn may create delays in payments and/or excess work and time on behalf of the supervisor/manager.