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Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh

Welcome to the Payroll Department’s site for new Faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh! Here you will find some basic information about your pay and other related services. You will need to reach out to your supervisor or department administrator with any payroll related questions or issues as all payroll actions are submitted and approved by your department. If your department is not able to answer your questions, please submit an inquiry. We will be happy to assist you!

Your Pay

Faculty at Pitt are paid monthly via direct deposit on the last working day of the month.

Faculty members paid on 8, 9, and 10 month contracts may elect to receive their pay over 12 months. However, the IRS has the following restrictions on this election.  The election must be made before the start of the term, and your total annual salary must not exceed a threshold amount established each year. For more information about salary deferrals, please see our My Pay section for faculty.

Employee Self Service

The University of Pittsburgh offers Employee Self-Service through Pitt Worx for securely viewing your payslips and making changes to your address, direct deposit, and IRS form W-4.

After your first day of work, we recommend that you login to Employee Self- Service through Pitt Worx to verify the information you provided during the hiring process.

Part Time and Temporary Faculty members from outside of PA are encouraged to verify that they have provided the address of their permanent residence at the time of hire.  This may be your address in another state if you do not plan to become permanently domiciled in PA.  The address that you provide impacts your local tax withholding.  For example, Pittsburgh has a 1% non-resident withholding tax for employees working here temporarily, while maintaining permanent residences in other states. If you provided an address for a temporary apartment in the city, this will be considered your permanent address and 3% Pittsburgh residence tax will be withheld.  For more information on how to determine your permanent address, see PA Department of Revenue Publication REV-611. To make changes to the address you provided at the time you were hired, use the Change Address option of Employee Self Service through Pitt Worx.

Pay & Taxes

Questions about your pay and deductions can be answered by reviewing the My Pay page, while your tax questions can be answered by reviewing the US Tax Information page. Nonresidents of the United States working at the University on visas have a different set of tax requirements. Information specific to nonresident employees is explained on the Global Payroll section.

Once you review which taxes apply to your pay, you can estimate your net pay with the Net Pay Calculator.

Signing Up for Benefits

Your benefit deductions are administered by the Benefits Department in Human Resources. You can also view the Benefits Department’s Faculty Post-Orientation guide.

Employment Verification

If you are relocating to the area and planning to purchase a home or renting an apartment, your mortgage provider or landlord may want to verify your employment with the University.  Information on how you can authorize them to access your secure pay information is provided in the Employment Verification section.

Additional Resources

Faculty Handbook