Payroll Services

Uptown 220 NW
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Getting Paid

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The University of Arkansas is committed to paperless payroll for safety, efficiency and to support sustainability. Direct deposit is the university’s standard method for paying employees. Your pay will be deposited in up to ten separate accounts of your choice.

Additional Direct Deposit option via PAY CARD! 

  • More Secure
  • Pay is deposited into your account by 8 a.m. CT on pay day
  • Additional cards for spouse/dependents
  • Use it to order online
  • Have your spouse’s pay deposited to the pay card account
  • Have dependent funds (SSI, etc.) deposited
  • Use it for electronic draft of utilities, car payments, etc.
  • Four ATMs on campus where funds can be withdrawn without a fee
  • The account can go with you should you leave U of A
  • All funds can be withdrawn to the penny on payday

Frequently Asked Questions

Fee Schedule and Transaction Limits

Participating Locations Nearby

For more information, read more about the Paycard Program Benefits

Payroll Updates

Arkansas Governor Sara Huckabee Sanders called a special session of the Arkansas legislature to decrease the personal income tax top rate to 4.4% (currently 4.7%), effective January 1, 2024 (see Payroll Update, 9/12/23). The legislature moved quickly, and the bill (HB 1007), has now been signed. The supplemental tax rate (also currently 4.7%) will decrease in 2024 as it is tied to the top income tax rate. The law also provides a non-refundable income tax credit for tax year 2023 of up to $150 per individual taxpayer and up to $300 for married spouses filing jointly (L. 2023, H1007). 

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) has updated the Withholding Tax Regular Income Tax Tables, effective June 1, 2023, for employers to use in calculating the amount of tax to withhold from employee wages. The tables reflect the weekly, biweekly, semimonthly, and monthly payroll periods based on wages and the number of exemptions.  Find more information on Arkansas tax tables here.

Beginning April 3, 2023 employees can access a new "Benefits and Pay Hub" in Workday. This new hub provides a single location for employees to review and maintain their benefits, payroll and compensation information, and access related tasks and reports. The Benefits and Pay Hub is automatically available to all employees.

Through the Benefits and Pay Hub, employees can:

  • View current benefit elections and dependents listed
  • Access all available pay slips and tax documents
  • Review gross and net pay on pay slips
  • Review and add voluntary deductions
  • View and update tax elections
  • View compensation history

Self-paced training for Benefits and Pay Hub is available in Workday by searching "Learning: Benefits and Pay Hub".

Model My Pay Feature Added to Forecast Taxes and Deductions

Along with the new Benefits and Pay Hub, users also have access to the "Model My Pay" feature.  Model My Pay allows users to view an estimate of their reference pay after applying hypothetical changes to taxes and deductions. To view the "Model My Pay" training, search "Learning: Model My Pay" in Workday.

2023 W2 forms will be published electronically in Workday for current employees prior to January 31, 2024.  If the current employee also elected to have a paper W2 form mailed, the paper form will be post marked by January 31, 2024.  For employees who no longer work for the university but are expecting a 2023 W2 form, the paper W2 form will be mailed to the last known address and post marked by January 31, 2024.

Payroll will begin processing duplicate W2 request forms on February 19, 2024.  This allows adequate time for any returned original forms to be reprocessed prior to reissuing duplicates. 

For current employees, if a mailing address needs to be updated, please complete the Home Contact Information update in Workday.  For employees who no longer work here and cannot access Workday, please complete the address change form and email it to 

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently signed legislation that cuts the top individual income tax rates. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) has published updated 2022 withholding tax tables, effective October 1, 2022. The top individual tax rate is now at 4.9%.

In addition to the updated tax tables, an inflationary relieve income tax credit is in effect from October 1 until December 31 for Arkansans that are full-year state residents and earn less than $87,000 per year.

Most Arkansans will see a change in the amount of Arkansas tax withheld beginning in October. Employees can view state taxes withheld in the Employee Taxes section of their payslip, accessible from the Pay application in Workday. Employees can adjust their state tax withholdings, such as designating an additional amount to be withheld, in Workday by accessing the Complete State and Local Withholding Elections task.

Additional Resources:

Summary of Tax Cuts

Withholding Tax Regular Income Tax Table

Withholding Tax Low Income Tax Table

Pay Schedule

You will be paid semimonthly. Semimonthly pay means employees will be paid twice a month, usually on the 15th and last business days of each month. Business days are defined as days other than weekends and university holidays. If the 15th falls on a Saturday, pay day will be on Friday; if it falls on Sunday, pay day will be Monday.

There are two pay groups paid semimonthly.

  1. Semimonthly arrears (hourly) pay group
  2. Semimonthly current (salary) pay group

Please see the Payroll Calendar to see how the pay periods are paid within each pay group and payroll deadlines.

Approximately two days before pay day, you will be able to view your payslip in your Workday portal. The payslip indicates your gross pay, deductions, and the net pay that will be deposited into your account(s). For benefits-eligible employees, information on university-paid benefits and coverage, as well as detailed information on leave usage, is included.

  • Login to Workday
  • Click the Pay application in the Applications section of the Home page.
  • In the "View" column, click Payslips.
  • You should see your payslips displayed. Click the View button to display more details.
  • To save the payslip as a PDF once you have clicked View, click the Print icon in the top right corner to download a PDF version of your payslip.
  • From the My Payslips page, you can also click the Print button next to a payslip name to print it, if needed.

How To Read Your Payslip

Employee Self-service

Direct deposit information and changes to your federal and state income tax withholding (W-4) can be self-managed through the Workday App. The IRS has updated the IRS withholding calculator in order to assist taxpayers to determine the appropriate withholding allowances for the new tax year. IRS says a paycheck check up helps avoid tax surprises at the end of the year.  Employees should review their withholding to make sure the withholdings are accurate by using the IRS withholding calculator.   

Log into your Workday Profile to do the following:

  • View your Payslips
  • View and change your Payment Elections (Note:  To add/edit a direct deposit account or change payment elections, you must be on your institution’s network or on an allowable VPN. Contact UITS for more information.)   
  • View and change your Tax Elections
  • View your Benefits and change Retirement Savings Elections
  • View your Time Off
  • View or update your Contact information and Emergency Contacts
  • Update your mailing address

Additional Employee Self-Service training including Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) and videos are available through Workday Learning. 

Financial Affairs
1001 East Sain St
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703

Financial Affairs Mailing Address:
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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

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