How will I receive my pay?
Idaho State University employees will receive their payroll checks via direct deposit. Direct deposit is when funds are deposited electronically into a bank account.
Employees can add/update their information directly in BengalWeb using the Payroll Direct Deposit Guide or by completing a Direct Deposit Form.
How often will I be paid?
Payroll at Idaho State University is on a bi-weekly pay schedule with payments made to employees every other Friday. All employees receive pay on Friday for the previous two weeks. If the last day of the payroll period is a holiday, checks will be available to the employee the day before the holiday. Because of the bi-weekly schedule, deadlines for processing payroll related documents are very tight. If there is a deadline change the payroll office will send out communication to all employees regarding the change.
40 hours a week or 80 hours a pay period – Which is correct? Does it matter?
Yes, it is an important distinction. It is key that employees think about their time in 40 hour per week periods because it is crucial for payroll processing and an employee’s paycheck. The federal overtime provisions contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states, employees covered by the Act, unless exempt, must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rates of pay.
For more information, employees can contact the payroll and/or review the US Department of Labor Overtime Pay webpage.
Where's my W-2 form?
Employees are encouraged to elect to receive their W-2 electronically by indicating their consent on the Electronic Regulatory Consent page in BengalWeb. If the employee has elected to receive an electronic copy of their W-2, they may find it in BengalWeb in the Taxes section of Employee Self Service. If they have not elected to receive an electronic copy of their W-2 it will be mailed to the address the University has on file.
What is Compensatory Time? How is it accrued?
Compensatory time is paid time off for nonexempt (classified) employees to be used in the future in lieu of paying employees overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. For information on how compensatory time is accrued please review the Compensatory Time Accrue Guide.
When does compensatory time get paid out to employees?
Payroll will payout the employee's accrued compensatory time every 3rd, 13th, or 23rd pay period of every year if they have had it for longer than six (6) months. If their compensatory time is over 240 hours Payroll is required by the state to pay it out regardless of the pay period.