Generally, payroll is processed on the 1st day of each month for monthly paid employees (typically faculty, administrators, and professionals). If the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, distribution will occur on the working day closest to the 1st. The only exception to this rule is the first monthly payment of each new calendar year; this payment will always fall in January.
Payroll for bi-weekly paid employees (typically classified and temporary) will be processed every other Wednesday. When the bi-weekly payroll falls on a holiday, distribution will occur on the day before.
Payroll for semi-monthly paid student employees (hourly paid work-study and non-work study, graduate teaching and research students) will be processed on the 1st day and the 15th day of each month. If the 1st or the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, distribution will occur on the working day closest to the 1st and the 15th.
Employees of The University of Montana may request that their payroll be deposited directly into a bank account with any U.S. financial institution. Direct deposit is available for all regularly scheduled payroll dates and may be arranged through Human Resource Services. The first check requires pre-note processing to confirm that the bank and account numbers are correct. The second check will be direct deposited.
All earnings statements are accessible by logging into cyberbear.umt.edu. Log on using your employee NetID and password – if you have trouble logging on, please contact IT for assistance.
State Payroll Warrants issued for the regular monthly, semi-monthly or bi-weekly payroll will be available for pick up in Human Resource Services. Monthly checks may be picked up the first working day of the month. Semi-monthly checks may be picked up on 1st and the 15th of each month. Bi-weekly checks may be picked up every other Wednesday. Employees must have a valid photo ID to pick up their checks. Only in an instance of emergency will someone other than the employee be permitted to pick up the employee’s paycheck. Arrangement must be made with Human Resource Services before coming to the HRS office.
See Also: Pay Schedules