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University Payroll & Benefits Newsletter

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  • Web Time Entry Upgrade to Version 9 - Coming Soon!

    On February 11, 2024, Web Time Entry will be upgraded to version 9. Read on for information on how this may affect you and links to training resources.

  • Calendar Year 2024 Taxable Benefits

    Please make certain all taxable benefits are reported to University Payroll & Benefits at the time the benefits are received by an employee.

  • Out of State Salary/Wage Payments

    If a university employee receives compensation paid in another state, and the university is registered as doing business in that state, the compensation is considered paid outside of Illinois.

  • 403(b) & 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Limits for 2024

    Read on for more information on the 2024 contribution limits for supplemental retirement plans. 

  • 457 Special Catch-up

    Read on for more information on the 457 Special Catch-up limits for 2024.

  • Customer Service and Payroll Operations Metrics

    Read on for last quarter's customer service and payroll operations metrics.

  • Payroll Calculation Deadlines

    When do I get paid? Click here to learn about the payroll calculation schedule.


  • Foreign National Tax Status Reviews

    Learn about the updates or changes to the Foreign National Tax Status Review Appointments.

  • Welcome to the New University & Payroll Benefits Newsletter!

    In response to your valuable feedback, we have revamped our UPB Newsletter to make it more user-friendly, accessible, and tailored to your specific needs. Click here to learn more about the University Payroll & Benefits Newsletter.

  • A Friendly Reminder from CMS for Benefit Eligible Employees

    New employees and employees who have a change in tax residency status from Nonresident Alien (NR) to Resident Alien (RA), effective January 1, 2024, must have a job that meets the criteria to be eligible for insurance through the Department of Central Management Services (CMS).